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Webster 1913 Edition


Scoop

Scoop

,
Noun.
[OE.
scope
, of Scand. origin; cf. Sw.
skopa
, akin to D.
schop
a shovel, G.
schüppe
, and also to E.
shove
. See
Shovel
.]
1.
A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.
2.
A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything;
as, a flour
scoop
; the
scoop
of a dredging machine
.
3.
(Surg.)
A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
4.
A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
Some had lain in the
scoop
of the rock.
J. R. Drake.
5.
A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
6.
The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling.
Scoop net
,
a kind of hand net, used in fishing; also, a net for sweeping the bottom of a river.
Scoop wheel
,
a wheel for raising water, having scoops or buckets attached to its circumference; a tympanum.

Scoop

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Scooped
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Scooping
.]
[OE.
scopen
. See
Scoop
,
Noun.
]
1.
To take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out.
He
scooped
the water from the crystal flood.
Dryden.
2.
To empty by lading;
as, to
scoop
a well dry
.
3.
To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; to dig out; to form by digging or excavation.
Those carbuncles the Indians will
scoop
, so as to hold above a pint.
Arbuthnot.

Webster 1828 Edition


Scoop

SCOOP

,
Noun.
1.
A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle fastened to a dish, used for dipping liquors; also, a little hollow piece of wood for bailing boats.
2.
An instrument of surgery.
3.
A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.

SCOOP

, v.t.
1.
To lade out; properly, to take out with a scoop or with a sweeping motion.
He scoop'd the water from the crystal flood.
2.
To empty by lading; as, he scooped it dry.
3.
To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; as, the Indians scoop the trunk of a tree into a canoe.
Those carbuncles the Indians will scoop, so as to hold above a pint.
4.
To remove, so as to leave a place hollow.
A spectator would think this circular mount had been actually scooped out of that hollow space.

Definition 2022


Scoop

Scoop

See also: scoop and -scoop

German

Noun

Scoop m (genitive Scoops, plural Scoops)

  1. (journalism) scoop

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Synonyms

  • Exklusivmeldung
  • Primeur (Switzerland)

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scoop

scoop

See also: Scoop and -scoop

English

Noun

scoop (plural scoops)

  1. Any cup- or bowl-shaped tool, usually with a handle, used to lift and move loose or soft solid material.
    She kept a scoop in the dog food.
  2. The amount or volume of loose or solid material held by a particular scoop.
    Use one scoop of coffee for each pot.
    I'll have one scoop of chocolate ice-cream.
  3. The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shovelling.
  4. A story or fact; especially, news learned and reported before anyone else.
    He listened carefully, in hopes of getting the scoop on the debate.
  5. (automotive) An opening in a hood/bonnet or other body panel to admit air, usually for cooling the engine.
  6. The digging attachment on a front-end loader.
  7. A covered opening in an automobile's hood which allows cold air to enter the area beneath the hood.
  8. A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
    • J. R. Drake
      Some had lain in the scoop of the rock.
  9. A spoon-shaped surgical instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
  10. A special spinal board used by EMS staff that divides laterally to literally scoop up patients.
  11. A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.

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Verb

scoop (third-person singular simple present scoops, present participle scooping, simple past and past participle scooped)

  1. (transitive) To lift, move, or collect with a scoop or as though with a scoop.
    He used both hands to scoop water and splash it on his face.
    • 2011 December 27, Mike Henson, “Norwich 0 - 2 Tottenham”, in BBC Sport:
      Their first clear opportunity duly came courtesy of a mistake from Russell Martin, who was hustled off the ball by Bale, but the midfielder scooped his finish well over the top as he bore down on the Norwich goal.
  2. (transitive) To report on something, especially something worthy of a news article, before (someone else).
    The paper across town scooped them on the City Hall scandal.
  3. (music, often with "up") To begin a vocal note slightly below the target pitch and then to slide up to the target pitch, especially in country music.
  4. To consume an alcoholic beverage.
    He was caught scooping in the local park.

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  1. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=scoop

French

Etymology

Borrowing from English scoop.

Noun

scoop m (plural scoops)

  1. scoop (news learned and reported before anyone else)

Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from English scoop. Compare scoprire (uncover), scoperta (discovery).

Noun

scoop m (invariable)

  1. scoop (news learned and reported before anyone else)

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