guns Definition

  • 1a weapon consisting of a metal tube, with mechanical attachments, from which projectiles are shot by the force of an explosive discharge
  • 2a person's arm

Using guns: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "guns" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He was carrying a gun in his pocket.

  • Example

    The police found a cache of guns in the suspect's house.

  • Example

    She has a tattoo of a gun on her arm.

  • Example

    He flexed his guns to show off his muscles.

guns Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for guns

  • heat
  • firearms
  • weapons
  • shooters
  • pieces

Phrases with guns

  • stick to one's guns

    to refuse to change one's mind or course of action despite criticism or opposition


    Despite the backlash, she stuck to her guns and continued to advocate for her beliefs.

  • to act prematurely or hastily, especially without all the necessary information


    I think we should wait for more data before making a decision. Let's not jump the gun.

  • under pressure or in a difficult situation that requires quick action or decision-making


    We're under the gun to finish this project by the end of the week.


Summary: guns in Brief

The term 'guns' [ɡʌnz] refers to weapons that shoot projectiles using an explosive discharge. It can also refer to a person's arm. Examples include 'He was carrying a gun in his pocket.' and 'He flexed his guns to show off his muscles.' Phrases like 'stick to one's guns' denote refusal to change one's mind, while 'jump the gun' implies acting prematurely, and 'under the gun' means being under pressure.