What does gunshot mean?

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ˈgʌnˌʃɒtgun·shot

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. gunshotnoun

    The act of discharging a firearm.

  2. gunshotnoun

    The sound made by a discharging firearm.

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    You never know what's hit you. A gunshot is the perfect way. (When asked how he would choose to die)

  2. Shay Celedon:

    None of it really seems real right now. We were sitting here yesterday evening having drinks with my best friend's fiancé, i go home, go to bed, get woken up two hours later that he's deceased, and she held him till he took his last breath, and tried to bring him back and keep pressure on his gunshot wound. And it was just one fatal shot that took him from us.

  3. 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.

  4. Garrett Peel:

    We have no time for this kind of hate in Southeast Texas. Our candidates and their volunteers are public servants and we are thankful to their sacrifice. The most powerful protest is a vote, not a gunshot. We are thankful Zena Stephens and Zena Stephens team are safe.

  5. Elizabeth Smith:

    He went in with eight gunshot wounds, a broken thumb/wrist, fractured jaw, split tongue, missing teeth, two collapsed lungs, and almost completely devoid of blood.

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