Apple vs Gun - What's the difference?

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As proper nouns the difference between apple and gun

is that apple is a nickname for new york city, usually “the big apple” while gun is .

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apple

English

(wikipedia apple)

Alternative forms

* apl (Jamaican English)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A common, round fruit produced by the tree Malus domestica , cultivated in temperate climates.
  • * c. 1378 , (William Langland), Piers Plowman :
  • I prayed pieres to pulle adown an apple .
  • * 1815 , (Jane Austen), Emma :
  • Not that I had any doubt before – I have so often heard Mr. Woodhouse recommend a baked apple .
  • * 2013 , John Vallins, The Guardian , 28 Oct 2013:
  • Close by and under cover, I watched the juicing process. Apples were washed, then tipped, stalks and all, into the crusher and reduced to pulp.
  • Any of various tree-borne fruits or vegetables especially considered as resembling an apple; also (with qualifying words) used to form the names of other specific fruits such as (custard apple), (thorn apple) etc.
  • * 1658 , trans. Giambattista della Porta, Natural Magick , I.16:
  • In Persia there grows a deadly tree, whose Apples are Poison, and present death.
  • * 1784 , (James Cook), A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean , II:
  • Otaheite […] is remarkable for producing great quantities of that delicious fruit we called apples , which are found in none of the others, except Eimeo.
  • * 1825 , Theodric Romeyn Beck, Elements of Medical Jurisprudence , 2nd edition, p. 565:
  • Hippomane mancinella. (Manchineel-tree.) Dr. Peysonnel relates that a soldier, who was a slave with the Turks, eat some of the apples of this tree, and was soon seized with a swelling and pain of the abdomen.
  • The fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, eaten by Adam and Eve according to post-Biblical Christian tradition; the forbidden fruit.
  • * 1667 , (John Milton), Paradise Lost , Book X:
  • Him by fraud I have seduced / From his Creator; and, the more to encrease / Your wonder, with an apple […].
  • * 1985 , (Barry Reckord), The White Witch :
  • Woman ate the apple , and discovered sex, and lost all shame, and lift up her fig—leaf, and she must suffer the pains of hell. Monthly.
  • A tree of the genus Malus , especially one cultivated for its edible fruit; the apple tree.
  • * 1913 , John Weathers, Commercial Gardening , p. 38:
  • If the grafted portion of an Apple or other tree were examined after one hundred years, the old cut surfaces would still be present, for mature or ripened wood, being dead, never unites.
  • * 2000 PA Thomas, Trees: Their Natural History , p. 227:
  • This allows a weak plant to benefit from the strong roots of another, or a vigorous tree (such as an apple ) to be kept small by growing on 'dwarfing rootstock'.
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  • * 2012 , Terri Reid, The Everything Guide to Living Off the Grid , p. 77:
  • Other fruit trees, like apples , need well-drained soil.
  • The wood of the apple tree.
  • (in the plural, Cockney rhyming slang) Short for apples and pears , slang for stairs.
  • (baseball, slang, obsolete) The ball in baseball.
  • (informal) When smiling, the round, fleshy part of the cheeks between the eyes and the corners of the mouth.
  • Derived terms

    * Adam's apple * alligator apple * an apple a day, an apple a day keeps the doctor away * Apple * apples and oranges, apples to oranges (to compare ) * apples and pears * apple aphid, apple aphis * apple-bee * apple-berry * apple blight * apple blossom * apple borer * apple-box * apple brandy * apple brown tortrix * apple bud and leaf mite * apple bud moth * apple bud weevil * apple-bug * apple butter * apple cake * apple canker * applecart * apple charlotte * apple-cheeked * apple-cheese * apple cider * apple clearwing moth * apple core * apple-corer * apple-crook * apple crumble * appled * the apple doesn't fall far from the tree * apple domain * apple-domed * apple-dowdy * apple-drane, apple-drone * apple drops * apple dumpling * apple dumplin shop * apple-eating * apple-faced * apple-fallow * apple fly * apple fritter * apple fruit weevil * apple fruit rhynchites * apple-garth * apple geranium * apple grain aphid * apple-grass aphid * apple green, apple-green * apple-grey * apple-gum * apple head, applehead * apple-headed * apple ice wine * Apple Isle * apple-jack, applejack * apple jacks * apple jelly * apple jelly nodules * apple-john * apple juice * apple-knocker * apple leaf miner * appleless * apple liqueur * apple maggot * apple martini * apple midge * apple mint, applemint * apple-monger * apple-mose * apple-moss * apple-moth * apple nut * apple of Adam * apple of discord * apple of love * apple of Peru * apple of Sodom * apple of somebody's eye, apple of the eye * apple-oil * apple orchard * apple pandowdy * apple-pear * apple-peeler * apple-peru * apple pie * apple-plum * apple-polish * apple-polisher * apple-polishing * apple-pomice * apple potato bread * apple Punic * apple pygmy moth * apple root aphid * apple rust * apple rust mite * apples * apples and pears * apple sauce, applesauce * apple sawfly * apple scab * apple schnapps * apple-scoop * apple seed, appleseed * apple shell * apple small ermine moth * apple-snail * apple-slump * apple snow * apples of gold * apple of one's eye, apple of somebody's eye * Apples of the Hesperides * apple sourpuss * apple's queen * apple-squire * apple strudel * apple sucker * appletini * Appletise, Appletiser * apple tree * apple turnover * apple twig-cutter * (Apple Valley) * Apple Wassail * apple-water * apple wedger * apple weevil, apple blossom weevil * apple-wife * apple wine * apple-woman * applewood * apple worm * apple-wort * apple-yard * a rotten apple spoils the barrel * as sure as God made little apples, sure as God made little apples * bad apple * bake-apple, bakeapple, baked-apple * baking apple * Baldwin apple * balm-apple * balsam apple * bell apple * the Big Apple * bitter apple * blade apple * bob for apples * bobbing for apples * Bragi's apples * candied apple, candy apple * caramel apple * cashew apple * cedar apple * cedar-apple rust * cherry apple * chess-apple * cider-apple * common thorn apple * compare apples with apples * cooking apple * crab apple, crabapple * Criterion apple * custard apple * Dead-Sea apple * desert thorn-apple * dessert apple * devil's apple * devil's apples * earth-apple * eating apple * egg apple * elephant apple * golden apple * green apple aphid * hedge apple * hogapple * horseapple * how do you like them apples? * Indian apple * Jamaica apple * java apple * Jew's apple * John-apple * June-apple * kai apple * kangaroo apple * kei-apple * lady apple * the Little Apple * love apple * Macoun apple * mad apple * Malay apple * mamey apple * mammee apple * mandrake apple * May apple, mayapple * McIntosh * median apple * Micah Rood's apples * monkey apple * monkey apple tree * oak apple, oak-apple * Otaheite apple * pear-apple * Persian apple * Peruvian apple cactus * pineapple * pink fir apple * pitch apple * polish the apple * pond apple * potato apple, potato-apple * prairie apple * prairie crab apple * prickly custard apple * Punic apple * queen apple * road apple * road apples * rose apple * rotten apple * sage-apple * sea-apple * seven-year apple * sheld-apple, shell-apple * she'll be apples, she's apples * Snapple * snow apple * soap apple * sorb-apple * southern crab apple * star apple * stocking-apple * stone apple * sugar apple * sweet apple * taffy apple, toffee apple * thorn apple * toffee apple * tropical soda apple * vi-apple * vine apple * water apple * wax apple * Westbury apple * wild apple * wild balsam apple * wine apple * winter apple * wise apple * wolf apple * wood apple * woolly apple aphid

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    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

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