Gun vs Gate - What's the difference?

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As proper nouns the difference between gun and gate

is that gun is while gate is a town in oklahoma.

gun

English

(wikipedia gun)

Etymology 1

(etyl) Lady Gunilda which was a huge crossbow that used powerful shot. It later became used for firearms like cannons and muskets. The (etyl) woman’s name “Gundahild” is cognate to modern Scandinavian Gunhild. In Old Norse gunnr meant “battle", “war" + hildr (Old English cognate: hild), a word also meaning battle (for its usage as a female name see: Hilda), but in this context means "battle maid”.

Noun

(en noun)
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  • *:They burned the old gun that used to stand in the dark corner up in the garret, close to the stuffed fox that always grinned so fiercely. Perhaps the reason why he seemed in such a ghastly rage was that he did not come by his death fairly. Otherwise his pelt would not have been so perfect.
  • #A very portable, short firearm, for hand use, which fires bullets or projectiles, such as a handgun, revolver, pistol or Derringer.
  • #A less portable, long firearm, bullet or projectile firing; a rifle, either manual, automatic or semi-automatic; a flintlock, musket or shotgun.
  • #(lb) A cannon with relatively long barrel, operating with relatively low angle of fire, and having a high muzzle velocity.JP 1-02. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, 8 November 2010 (As Amended Through 15 March 2012) , p.142. ([//www.dtic.mil/doctrine/dod_dictionary/ Searchable online version])
  • #(lb) A cannon with a 6-inch/155mm minimum nominal bore diameter and tube length 30 calibers or more. See also: howitzer; mortar.
  • #(lb) A firearm or cannon used for saluting or signalling.
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  • #*:It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street.. He halted opposite the Privy Gardens, and, with his face turned skywards, listened until the sound of the Tower guns smote again on the ear and dispelled his doubts.
  • A and acting in a manner similar to a firearm.
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  • #Any implement designed to fire a projectile from a tube.
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  • #A device or tool that projects a substance.
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  • #A device or tool that something rather than projecting it.
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  • (lb) A long surfboard designed for surfing big waves (not the same as a longboard, a gun has a pointed nose and is generally a little narrower).
  • *2000 , Drew Kampion, '' surfline.com
  • *:by the winter of 1962, the Brewer Surfboards Hawaii gun was the most in-demand big-wave equipment on the North Shore.
  • (lb) A pattern that "fires" out other patterns.
  • *2000 , Gary William Flake, The computational beauty of nature
  • *:The glider gun on the bottom of the NOT circuit emits a continuous stream of gliders, while the data stream source emits a glider only when there is a value of 1 in the stream.
  • *2010 , Andrew Adamatzky, Game of Life Cellular Automata , p.74:
  • *:Greene's period-416 2c /5 spaceship gun
  • (lb) A man who carries or uses a rifle, shotgun or handgun.
  • The biceps.
  • Violent blasts of wind.
  • Derived terms
    * air gun, airgun * BB gun * big gun * blowgun, blow gun * cap-gun * chase gun * coilgun, coil gun * costain gun * electric gun * electron gun * flame gun * flare gun * flashgun * Gardner gun * Gatling gun * Gauss gun * glue gun * go great guns * grease gun * gunboat * gun cotton, guncotton * gun culture * gun dog, gundog * gunfight * gunfighter * gunfire * gunflint * gun lobby * gunman * gunmetal * gunner * gunnery * gunplay * gunpoint * gunport * gunpowder, gun powder * gunroom * gunrunner * gunrunning * gunship * gunshot * gunshy, gun-shy, gun shy * gunsight * gunslinger * gunsmith * gunstock * gunzel * handgun * hired gun * hookgun * Hotchkiss gun * jump the gun * laser gun, laser-gun, lasergun * light gun * long gun * machine gun, machine-gun * minigun * nailgun, nail gun * Nordenfelt gun * pellet gun * popgun, pop gun * Quaker gun * radar gun * rail gun, railgun * railroad gun * railway gun * ray gun, ray-gun, raygun * shotgun, shot-gun * six-gun * smoking gun * son of a gun * spear gun * spring gun * spud gun * squirt gun * staple gun * Sten gun * stick to one’s guns * stun gun * stutter gun * submachine gun * swivel gun * Tommy gun * toy gun * under the gun * water gun * young gun * zipgun

    Verb

    (gunn)
  • To shoot someone or something, usually with a firearm.
  • He gunned down the hitmen .
    The CEO gunned down that idea before we could present it to the board.
  • To speed something up.
  • He gunned the engine .
  • To offer vigorous support to a person or cause.
  • He’s gunning for you .
  • To seek to attack someone; to take aim at someone.
  • He's been gunning for you ever since you embarrassed him at the party.
  • To practice fowling or hunting small game; chiefly in participial form: to go gunning .
  • Derived terms
    * gun down * gun it * outgun

    Etymology 2

    From (gunna), from (gonna), from (going to)

    Verb

    (head)
  • I'm gun go get da gun from da closet.

    Anagrams

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    References

    1000 English basic words ----

    gate

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) ).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (senseid)A doorlike structure outside a house.
  • Doorway, opening, or passage in a fence or wall.
  • Movable barrier.
  • The gate in front of the railroad crossing went up after the train had passed.
  • (computing) A logical pathway made up of switches which turn on or off. Examples are and'', ''or'', ''nand , etc.
  • (cricket) The gap between a batsman's bat and pad.
  • The amount of money made by selling tickets to a concert or a sports event.
  • (flow cytometry) A line that separates particle type-clusters on two-dimensional dot plots.
  • passageway (as in an air terminal) where passengers can embark or disembark.
  • (electronics) The controlling terminal of a field effect transistor (FET).
  • In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
  • (metalworking) The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mould; the ingate.
  • The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece. Also written geat and git.
  • Synonyms
    * (computing) logic gate
    Derived terms
    * floodgate * gatekeeper * kissing gate * pearly gates * sluice gate

    Verb

  • To keep something inside by means of a closed gate.
  • To ground someone.
  • (biochemistry) To open a closed ion channel.Alberts, Bruce; et al. "Figure 11-21: The gating of ion channels." In: Molecular Biology of the Cell , ed. Senior, Sarah Gibbs. New York: Garland Science, 2002 [cited 18 December 2009]. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=mboc4&part=A1986&rendertype=figure&id=A2030.
  • To furnish with a gate.
  • To turn (an image intensifier) on and off selectively as needed, or to avoid damage. See autogating.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) gata, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A way, path.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • I was going to be an honest man; but the devil has this very day flung first a lawyer, and then a woman, in my gate .
  • (obsolete) A journey.
  • * , II.xii:
  • nought regarding, they kept on their gate , / And all her vaine allurements did forsake [...].
  • (Northern England) A street; now used especially as a combining form to make the name of a street.
  • (UK, Scotland, dialect, archaic) manner; gait
  • References

    Anagrams

    * * 1000 English basic words ----