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Webster 1913 Edition


Shoot

Shoot

,
Noun.
[F.
chute
. See
Chute
. Confused with
shoot
to let fly.]
An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course.
[Written also
chute
, and
shute
.]
[U. S.]
To take a shoot
,
to pass through a shoot instead of the main channel; to take the most direct course.
[U.S.]

Shoot

,
Verb.
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is obsolete.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.,
sceótan
; akin to D.
schieten
, G.
schie[GREEK]en
, OHG.
sciozan
, Icel.
skj[GREEK]ta
, Sw.
skjuta
, Dan.
skyde
; cf. Skr.
skund
to jump. √159. Cf.
Scot
a contribution,
Scout
to reject,
Scud
,
Scuttle
,
Verb.
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.
If you please
To shoot an arrow that self way.
Shakespeare
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
.
The two ends od a bow,
shot
off, fly from one another.
Boyle.
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.
When Roger
shot
the hawk hovering over his master’s dove house.
A. Tucker.
4.
To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
An honest weaver as ever
shot
shuttle.
Beau. & Fl.
A pit into which the dead carts had nightly
shot
corpses by scores.
Macaulay.
5.
To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; – often with out;
as, a plant
shoots
out a bud
.
They
shoot
out the lip, they shake the head.
Ps. xxii. 7.
Beware the secret snake that
shoots
a sting.
Dryden.
6.
(Carp.)
To plane straight; to fit by planing.
Two pieces of wood that are
shot
, that is, planed or else pared with a paring chisel.
Moxon.
7.
To pass rapidly through, over, or under;
as, to
shoot
a rapid or a bridge; to
shoot
a sand bar.
She . . .
shoots
the Stygian sound.
Dryden.
8.
To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.
The tangled water courses slept,
Shot
over with purple, and green, and yellow.
Tennyson.
To be shot of
,
to be discharged, cleared, or rid of.
[Colloq.]
“Are you not glad to be shot of him?”
Sir W. Scott.

Shoot

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; – said of a person or an agent;
as, they
shot
at a target; he
shoots
better than he rides
.
The archers have . . .
shot
at him.
Gen. xlix. 23.
2.
To discharge a missile; – said of an engine or instrument;
as, the gun
shoots
well
.
3.
To be shot or propelled forcibly; – said of a missile; to be emitted or driven; to move or extend swiftly, as if propelled;
as, a
shooting
star
.
There
shot
a streaming lamp along the sky.
Dryden.
4.
To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation;
as,
shooting
pains
.
Thy words
shoot
through my heart.
Addison.
5.
To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
These preachers make
His head to
shoot
and ache.
Herbert.
6.
To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
Onions, as they hang, will
shoot
forth.
Bacon.
But the wild olive
shoots
, and shades the ungrateful plain.
Dryden.
7.
To grow; to advance;
as, to
shoot
up rapidly
.
Well
shot
in years he seemed.
Spenser.
Delightful task! to rear the tender thought,
To teach the young idea how to
shoot
.
Thomson.
8.
To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
If the menstruum be overcharged, metals will
shoot
into crystals.
Bacon.
9.
To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend;
as, the land
shoots
into a promontory
.
There
shot
up against the dark sky, tall, gaunt, straggling houses.
Dickens.
10.
(Naut.)
To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
To shoot ahead
,
to pass or move quickly forward; to outstrip others.

Shoot

,
Noun.
1.
The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot;
as, the
shoot
of a shuttle
.
The Turkish bow giveth a very forcible
shoot
.
Bacon.
One underneath his horse to get a
shoot
doth stalk.
Drayton.
2.
A young branch or growth.
Superfluous branches and
shoots
of this second spring.
Evelyn.
3.
A rush of water; a rapid.
4.
(Min.)
A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.
Knight.
5.
(Weaving)
A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
6.
[Perh. a different word.]
A shoat; a young hog.

Webster 1828 Edition


Shoot

SHOOT

,
Verb.
T.
prte. and pp. shot. The old participle shotten, is obsolete. [L. scateo, to shoot out water.]
1. To let fly and drive with force; as, to shoot an arrow.
2. To discharge and cause to be driven with violence; as, to shoot a ball.
And from about her shot darts of desire. Milton.
4. To let off; used of the instrument.
The two ends of a bow shot off, fly from one another. Boyle.
5. To strike with any thing shot; as, to shoot with an arrow or a bullet.
6. To send out; to push forth; as, a plant shoots a branch.
7. To push out; to emit; to dart; to thrust forth.
Beware of the secret snake that shoots a sting. Dryden.
8. To push forward; to drive; to propel; as, to shoot a bolt.
9. To push out; to thrust forward.
They shoot out the lip. Ps. 22.
The phrase, to shoot out the lip, signifies to treat with derision or contempt.
10. To pass through with swiftness; as, to shoot the Stygian flood.
11. To fit to each other by planing; a workman's term.
Two pieces of wood that are shot, that is, planed or pared with a chisel.

Definition 2022


shoot

shoot

English

Verb

shoot (third-person singular simple present shoots, present participle shooting, simple past shot, past participle shot or (rare) shotten)

  1. To launch a projectile.
    1. (transitive) To fire (a weapon that releases a projectile).
      to shoot a gun
    2. (transitive) To fire (a projectile).
    3. (transitive) To fire a projectile at (a person or target).
      The man, in a desperate bid for freedom, grabbed his gun and started shooting anyone he could.
      He was shot by a police officer.
    4. (intransitive) To cause a weapon to discharge a projectile.
      They shot at a target.
      He shoots better than he rides.
    5. (slang) To ejaculate.
      After a very short time, he shot his load over the carpet.
    6. (intransitive, usually, as imperative) To begin to speak.
      "Can I ask you a question?"   "Shoot."
    7. (intransitive) To discharge a missile; said of a weapon.
      The gun shoots well.
    8. (transitive, figuratively) To dismiss or do away with.
      His idea was shot on sight.
    9. (transitive, analogous) To photograph.
      He shot the couple in a variety of poses.
      He shot seventeen stills.
  2. To move or act quickly or suddenly.
    1. (intransitive) To move very quickly and suddenly.
      After an initial lag, the experimental group's scores shot past the control group's scores in the fourth week.
      • John Dryden (1631-1700)
        There shot a streaming lamp along the sky.
      • 1884: Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter VII
        It didn't take me long to get there. I shot past the head at a ripping rate, the current was so swift, and then I got into the dead water and landed on the side towards the Illinois shore.
      • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, in The Celebrity:
        Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges [] : or anon we shot into a clearing, with a colored glimpse of the lake and its curving shore far below us.
    2. To go over or pass quickly through.
      shoot the rapids
      • John Dryden (1631-1700)
        She [] shoots the Stygian sound.
    3. (transitive) To tip (something, especially coal) down a chute.
    4. (transitive) To penetrate, like a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation.
      a shooting pain in my leg
    5. (obsolete, intransitive) To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
      • George Herbert (1593-1633)
        These preachers make / His head to shoot and ache.
    6. (obsolete) To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
      • Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
        If the menstruum be overcharged, metals will shoot into crystals.
    7. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
    8. (informal, transitive) To send to someone.
      I'll shoot you an email with all the details
  3. (sports) To act or achieve.
    1. (wrestling) To lunge.
    2. (professional wrestling) To deviate from kayfabe, either intentionally or accidentally; to actually connect with unchoreographed fighting blows and maneuvers, or speak one's mind (instead of an agreed script).
    3. To make the stated score.
      In my round of golf yesterday I shot a 76.
  4. (surveying) To measure the distance and direction to (a point).
  5. (transitive, intransitive, colloquial) To inject a drug (such as heroin) intravenously.
  6. To develop, move forward.
    1. To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
      • Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
        Onions, as they hang, will shoot forth.
      • John Dryden (1631-1700)
        But the wild olive shoots, and shades the ungrateful plain.
    2. To grow; to advance.
      to shoot up rapidly
      • Edmund Spenser (c.1552–1599)
        Well shot in years he seemed.
      • James Thomson (1700-1748)
        Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, / To teach the young idea how to shoot.
    3. (nautical) To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
    4. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; often with out.
      A plant shoots out a bud.
      • Bible, Psalms xxii. 7
        They shoot out the lip, they shake the head.
      • John Dryden (1631-1700)
        Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting.
  7. To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend.
    The land shoots into a promontory.
    • Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
      There shot up against the dark sky, tall, gaunt, straggling houses.
  8. (carpentry) To plane straight; to fit by planing.
    • Joseph Moxon (1627-1691)
      two pieces of wood that are shot, that is, planed or else pared with a paring chisel
  9. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.W
    • Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
      The tangled water courses slept, / Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow.
Quotations
  • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:shoot.
Derived terms
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Noun

shoot (plural shoots)

  1. The emerging stem and embryonic leaves of a new plant.
    • Evelyn
      Superfluous branches and shoots of this second spring.
  2. A photography session.
  3. A hunt or shooting competition.
  4. (professional wrestling, slang) An event that is unscripted or legitimate.
  5. The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot.
    • Francis Bacon
      The Turkish bow giveth a very forcible shoot.
    • Drayton
      One underneath his horse to get a shoot doth stalk.
  6. A rush of water; a rapid.
  7. (mining) A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  8. (weaving) A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
  9. A shoat; a young pig.
  10. An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; a chute.

Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

minced oath for ****

Interjection

shoot

  1. A mild expletive, expressing disbelief or disdain
    Didn't you have a concert tonight?
    Shoot! I forgot! I have to go and get ready...
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