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gunshot

GUN'SHOT, n. The distance of the point blank range of a cannon-shot.

GUN'SHOT, a. Made by the shot of a gun; as a gunshot wound.




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GUN'SHOT, n. The distance of the point blank range of a cannon-shot.

GUN'SHOT, a. Made by the shot of a gun; as a gunshot wound.


GUN'SHOT, a.

Made by the shot of a gun; as, a gunshot wound.


GUN'SHOT, n.

The distance of the point-blank range of a cannon-shot. Mar. Dict.


Gun"shot`
  1. Act of firing a gun; a shot.
  2. Made by the shot of a gun: as. a gunshot wound.
  3. The distance to which shot can be thrown from a gun, so as to be effective; the reach or range of a gun.

    Those who are come over to the royal party are supposed to be out of gunshot. Dryden.

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Gunshot

GUN'SHOT, noun The distance of the point blank range of a cannon-shot.

GUN'SHOT, adjective Made by the shot of a gun; as a gunshot wound.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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retreat

RETRE'AT, n. [L. retractus, retraho; re and traho.]

1. The act of retiring; a withdrawing of one's self from any place.

But beauty's triumph is well tim'd retreat.

2. Retirement; state of privacy or seclusion from noise, bustle or company.

Here in the calm still mirror of retreat.

3. Place of retirement or privacy.

He built his son a house of pleasure - and spared no cost to make it a delicious retreat.

4. Place of safety or security.

That pleasing shade they sought, a soft retreat from sudden April show'rs, a shelter from the heat.

5. In military affairs, the retiring of an army or body of men from the face of an enemy or from any ground occupied to a greater distance from the enemy, or from an advanced position. A retreat is properly an orderly march, in which circumstance it differs from a flight.

6. The withdrawing of a ship or fleet from an enemy; or the order and disposition of ships declining an engagement.

7. The beat of the drum at the firing of the evening gun, to warn soldiers to forbear firing and the sentinels to challenge.

RETRE'AT, v.i.

1. To retire from any position or place.

2. To withdraw to a private abode or to any secluded situation.

3. To retire to a place of safety or security; as, to retreat into a den or into a fort.

4. To move back to a place before occupied; to retire.

The rapid currents drive, towards the retreating sea, their furious tide.

5. To retire from an enemy or from any advanced position.

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