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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gunfire, gunshotnoun

    the act of shooting a gun

    "the gunfire endangered innocent bystanders"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"


  1. gunshotnoun

    The act of discharging a firearm.

  2. gunshotnoun

    The sound made by a discharging firearm.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gunshotadjective

    Made by the shot of a gun.

    The greater symptoms I have translated to gunshot wounds. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

  2. Gunshotnoun

    The reach or range of a gun; the space to which a shot can be thrown.

    Etymology: gun and shot.

    Those who are come over to the royal party are supposed to be out of gunshot. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gunshotnoun

    act of firing a gun; a shot

  2. Gunshotnoun

    the distance to which shot can be thrown from a gun, so as to be effective; the reach or range of a gun

  3. Gunshotadjective

    made by the shot of a gun: as. a gunshot wound


  1. Gunshot

    A gunshot is the discharge of a firearm, producing a mechanical sound effect and a chemical gunshot residue. The term can also refer to a gunshot wound caused by such a discharge. Multiple discharges of a firearm or firearms are referred to as gunfire. The word can connote either the sound of a gun firing, the projectiles that were fired, or both. For example, the statement "gunfire came from the next street" could either mean the sound of discharge, or it could mean the bullets themselves. It is better to be a bit more specific while writing however. "The sound of gunfire" or "we came under gunfire" would be more descriptive and prevent confusion. In the latter phrase, in particular, "fire" is more commonly used, as both words hold the same general meaning within the proper context.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gunshot

    The distance of the point-blank range of a cannon-shot. The distance to which shot can be thrown from a gun so as to be effective; the reach or range of a gun.

  2. gunshot

    Made by the shot of a gun; as, a gunshot wound.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gunshot in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gunshot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of gunshot in a Sentence

  1. Deputy Inspector General Munir Shaikh:

    Mr Rashid has suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He is being treated at a private hospital.

  2. Said Ahmed:

    I told myself, ‘If he shoots me, at least my body will be further away and the gunshot won’t be as serious as shooting me at close range in my heart or head.

  3. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer:

    A total of 16 rounds were fired according to our gunshot detection system, and all of those occurred in approximately a minute to a minute and a half, as a result, what we know is that three people were shot and one person shot at in less than a two-minute timeframe.

  4. Karim Brohi:

    There is more we can all do to combat this violence, but to suggest guns are part of the solution is ridiculous. Gunshot wounds are at least twice as lethal as knife injuries and more difficult to repair.

  5. Dorphise Jean:

    One nurse told me she's been here for 18 years. She said she's hardly seen children ever survive a gunshot wound to the head.

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