gun
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gun(
guhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (handgun)
a. la pistola
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The man put his gun away in a locked drawer.El hombre guardó la pistola en un cajón con llave.
b. el revólver
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I ran out of bullets for my gun.Me quedé sin balas para mi revólver.
2. (shotgun)
a. el rifle
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I need to get my gun ready for the National Rifle Association meeting.Tengo que preparar mi rifle para la reunión de la Asociación Nacional del Rifle.
b. el fusil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The Secret Service finally caught the man who was dealing guns.El Servicio Secreto logró al fin capturar al traficante de fusiles.
c. la escopeta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The hunter cleaned the gun before going into the woods.El cazador limpió la escopeta antes de salir al bosque.
3. (artillery piece)
a. el cañón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The old citadel had several guns positioned at its highest part.La antigua ciudadela contaba con varios cañones en su parte más alta.
4. (gunman)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el pistolero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la pistolera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The gun wandered around the empty streets looking for a fight.El pistolero vagaba por las calles vacías en busca de pleito.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to accelerate)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. acelerar
Can't you gun the engine a bit more?¿No puedes acelerar un poco más?
guns
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
a. músculos
He has to be lifting weights. Just look at those guns!Él tiene que estar levantando pesas. ¡Mira sus músculos nomás!
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gun
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (pistol)
a. la pistola
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (rifle)
a. el rifle
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (artillery piece)
a. el cañón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
gun carriagecureña f
gun dogperro de caza
gun lawslegislación sobre armas de fuego
gun licenselicencia de armas
4. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(colloquial)
big gunpez m gordo
to be going great gunsir a pedir de boca
to stick to one's gunsno dar el brazo a torcer
to jump the gunprecipitarse
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to gun the enginedar acelerones
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gun [ɡʌn]
noun
1 (pistol) pistola (f); revólver (m); (rifle) fusil (m); (shotgun) escopeta (f); (cannon) cañón (m)
a 21-gun salute una salva de 21 cañonazos; the guns (Mil) la artillería; big gun pez (m) gordo; espadón (m); to draw a gun on sb apuntar a algn con un arma; to jump the gun salir antes de tiempo; obrar con demasiada anticipación
to be going great guns hacer grandes progresos; ir a las mil maravillas
to stick to one's guns mantenerse firme; mantenerse en sus trece
2 (Britain) (person) pistoleroapistolera (m) (f);a pistolera
transitive verb
disparar sobre
modifier
gun barrel (n) cañón (m)
gun battle (n) tiroteo (m)
gun carriage (n) cureña (f); (at funeral) armón (m) de artillería
gun crew (n) dotación (f) de un cañón
gun dog (n) perro (m) de caza
gun law (n) (rule by the gun) ley (f) del terror; pistolerismo (m); (Jur) ley (f) que rige la tenencia y uso de armas de fuego
gun licence (n) licencia (f) de armas
gun maker (n) armeroaarmera (m) (f);a armera
gun room (n) (in house) sala (f) de armas; (Britain) (Náut) sala (f) de suboficiales
gun turret (n) torreta (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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