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Definition of SHOOTING

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Shoot \Shoot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shot}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shooting}. The old participle {Shotten} is obsolete. See {Shotten}.] [OE. shotien, schotien, AS. scotian, v. i., sce['o]tan; akin to D. schieten, G. schie?en, OHG. sciozan, Icel. skj?ta, Sw. skjuta, Dan. skyde; cf. Skr. skund to jump. [root]159. Cf. {Scot} a contribution, {Scout} to reject, {Scud}, {Scuttle}, v. i., {Shot}, {Sheet}, {Shut}, {Shuttle}, {Skittish}, {Skittles}.]
     1. To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object. [1913 Webster]

              If you please
              To shoot an arrow that self way.      --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; -- followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun. [1913 Webster]

              The two ends od a bow, shot off, fly from one another.                              --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

     3. To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object. [1913 Webster]

              When Roger shot the hawk hovering over his master's dove house.                           --A. Tucker. [1913 Webster]

     4. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit. [1913 Webster]

              An honest weaver as ever shot shuttle. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

              A pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot corpses by scores.                    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     5. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud. [1913 Webster]

              They shoot out the lip, they shake the head. --Ps. xxii. 7. [1913 Webster]

              Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Carp.) To plane straight; to fit by planing. [1913 Webster]

              Two pieces of wood that are shot, that is, planed or else pared with a paring chisel.      --Moxon. [1913 Webster]

     7. To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar. [1913 Webster]

              She . . . shoots the Stygian sound.   --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     8. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches. [1913 Webster]

              The tangled water courses slept,
              Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow.
                                                    --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     {To be shot of}, to be discharged, cleared, or rid of. [Colloq.] "Are you not glad to be shot of him?" --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Shooting \Shoot"ing\, a.
     Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting. [1913 Webster]

     {Shooting board} (Joinery), a fixture used in planing or shooting the edge of a board, by means of which the plane is guided and the board held true.

     {Shooting box}, a small house in the country for use in the shooting season. --Prof. Wilson.

     {Shooting gallery}, a range, usually covered, with targets for practice with firearms.

     {Shooting iron}, a firearm. [Slang, U.S.]

     {Shooting star}.
     (a) (Astron.) A starlike, luminous meteor, that, appearing suddenly, darts quickly across some portion of the sky, and then as suddenly disappears, leaving sometimes, for a few seconds, a luminous train, -- called also {falling star}.

     Note: Shooting stars are small cosmical bodies which encounter the earth in its annual revolution, and which become visible by coming with planetary velocity into the upper regions of the atmosphere. At certain periods, as on the 13th of November and 10th of August, they appear for a few hours in great numbers, apparently diverging from some point in the heavens, such displays being known as meteoric showers, or star showers. These bodies, before encountering the earth, were moving in orbits closely allied to the orbits of comets. See {Leonids}, {Perseids}. (b) (Bot.) The American cowslip ({Dodecatheon Meadia}). See under {Cowslip}.

     {Shooting stick} (Print.), a tapering piece of wood or iron, used by printers to drive up the quoins in the chase.
        --Hansard.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Shooting \Shoot"ing\, n.
     1. The act of one who, or that which, shoots; as, the shooting of an archery club; the shooting of rays of light. [1913 Webster]

     2. A wounding or killing with a firearm; specifically (Sporting), the killing of game; as, a week of shooting. [1913 Webster]

     3. A sensation of darting pain; as, a shooting in one's head. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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