Type your word below and click
What-does.net is your comprehensive online definition dictionary. If you are not sure how to define Shoot, our website can provide you with the appropriate definition. On this page, you can find what is Shoot.

Shoot meaning

shoot - 36 dictionary results

  1. 1. produce buds, branches, or germinate; " the potatoes sprouted"
  2. 2. measure the altitude of by using a sextant; " shoot a star"
  3. 3. utter fast and forcefully; " She shot back an answer"
  4. 4. record on photographic film; " I photographed the scene of the accident"; " She snapped a picture of the President"
  5. 5. score; " shoot a basket"; " shoot a goal"
  6. 6. variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors; " shoot cloth"
  7. 7. throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; " shoot craps"; " shoot a golf ball"
  8. 8. send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly; " shoot a glance"
  9. 9. cause a sharp and sudden pain in; " The pain shot up her leg"
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
  12. 12. To plane straight; to fit by planing.
  13. 13. To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.
  14. 14. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.
  15. 15. To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains.
  16. 16. To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
  17. 17. To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
  18. 18. To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly.
  19. 19. To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
  20. 20. To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory.
  21. 21. To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
  22. 22. The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle.
  23. 23. A young branch or growth.
  24. 24. A rush of water; a rapid.
  25. 25. A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.
  26. 26. A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
  27. 27. A shoat; a young hog.
  28. 28. 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.
  29. 29. 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.
  30. 30. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; - often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.
  31. 31. 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.
  32. 32. To discharge a missile; - said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well.
  33. 33. 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.
  34. 34. A sprout.
  35. 35. To dart; thrust forward; discharge, as a bow or gun; strike with a shot.
  36. 36. To discharge a gun; let fly an arrow; be driven along; project; put forth sprouts.

shoot - examples of usage

  1. "That was an awesome shot he just made."
  2. " Jeffrey Whiting did not shoot Rogers! - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. " I won't shoot, but I'll come with you," said Ralph. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
Filter by letter: