Definition of Shoot

1. Noun. A new branch.

Generic synonyms: Sprout
Specialized synonyms: Sucker, Tiller

2. Verb. Hit with a missile from a weapon.
Exact synonyms: Hit, Pip
Generic synonyms: Injure, Wound
Related verbs: Hit, Strike, Blast, Pip
Specialized synonyms: Gun Down, Grass, Kneecap
Derivative terms: Hitting, Shooter

3. Noun. The act of shooting at targets. "They hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"
Generic synonyms: Shooting, Shot
Specialized synonyms: Skeet, Skeet Shooting, Trapshooting

4. Verb. Kill by firing a missile. "They want to shoot the prisoners "
Exact synonyms: Pip
Related verbs: Hit, Pip
Generic synonyms: Kill
Specialized synonyms: Flight, Pick Off
Derivative terms: Shooter, Shooter, Shooting

5. Verb. Fire a shot. ; "The gunman blasted away"
Exact synonyms: Blast
Generic synonyms: Discharge, Fire
Specialized synonyms: Blaze, Blaze Away, Overshoot, Sharpshoot, Snipe, Fire, Open Fire, Gun, Pump
Related verbs: Hit, Pip
Derivative terms: Shooter, Shooting

6. Verb. Make a film or photograph of something. "Sam cannot shoot Sue "; "Shoot a movie"
Exact synonyms: Film, Take
Category relationships: Film, Flick, Motion Picture, Motion-picture Show, Movie, Moving Picture, Moving-picture Show, Pic, Picture, Picture Show
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record
Related verbs: Photograph, Snap
Specialized synonyms: Reshoot
Derivative terms: Film, Film, Film, Filming, Take

7. Verb. Send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly. "Shoot a glance"
Generic synonyms: Cast, Contrive, Project, Throw

8. Verb. Run or move very quickly or hastily. "She dashed into the yard"
Exact synonyms: Dart, Dash, Flash, Scoot, Scud
Specialized synonyms: Plunge
Related verbs: Buck, Charge, Shoot Down, Tear
Generic synonyms: Belt Along, Bucket Along, Cannonball Along, Hasten, Hie, Hotfoot, Pelt Along, Race, Rush, Rush Along, Speed, Step On It
Derivative terms: Dart, Dash, Dash, Scooter, Scooter, Scooter, Scooter
Also: Flash Back

9. Verb. Move quickly and violently. "He came charging into my office"
Exact synonyms: Buck, Charge, Shoot Down, Tear
Generic synonyms: Belt Along, Bucket Along, Cannonball Along, Hasten, Hie, Hotfoot, Pelt Along, Race, Rush, Rush Along, Speed, Step On It
Related verbs: Dart, Dash, Flash, Scoot, Scud
Specialized synonyms: Rip
Also: Shoot Up

10. Verb. Throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective. "Shoot a golf ball"
Generic synonyms: Hit
Specialized synonyms: Dunk, Break, Chip, Carom, Birdie, Double Birdie, Eagle, Double Bogey, Bogey, Knuckle
Derivative terms: Shooter, Shooter

11. Verb. Record on photographic film. "She snapped a picture of the President"
Exact synonyms: Photograph, Snap
Category relationships: Photography, Picture Taking
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record
Related verbs: Film, Take
Specialized synonyms: Retake, X-ray
Derivative terms: Photograph, Photographer, Snap

12. Verb. Emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully. "The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"
Generic synonyms: Emit, Give Off, Give Out

13. Verb. Cause a sharp and sudden pain in. "The pain shot up her leg"
Generic synonyms: Ache, Hurt, Smart

14. Verb. Force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing. "They shoot a chemical into the fruit"; "Inject hydrogen into the balloon"
Exact synonyms: Inject
Related verbs: Inject
Generic synonyms: Enclose, Inclose, Insert, Introduce, Put In, Stick In
Derivative terms: Injectable, Injection, Injector

15. Verb. Variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors. "Shoot cloth"
Generic synonyms: Interweave, Weave

16. Verb. Throw dice, as in a crap game.
Generic synonyms: Throw
Derivative terms: Shooter

17. Verb. Spend frivolously and unwisely. "Fritter away one's inheritance"

18. Verb. Score. "Shoot a goal"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Hit, Rack Up, Score, Tally

19. Verb. Utter fast and forcefully. "She shot back an answer"
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter

20. Verb. Measure the altitude of by using a sextant. "Shoot a star"
Generic synonyms: Measure, Measure Out, Mensurate

21. Verb. Produce buds, branches, or germinate. "The potatoes sprouted"
Exact synonyms: Bourgeon, Burgeon Forth, Germinate, Pullulate, Sprout, Spud
Generic synonyms: Grow
Related verbs: Germinate
Derivative terms: Germ, Germination, Pullulation, Sprout, Sprout, Sprouting

22. Verb. Give an injection to. "Did he shoot his foot? "; "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"
Exact synonyms: Inject
Category relationships: Medicine, Practice Of Medicine
Generic synonyms: Administer, Dispense
Specialized synonyms: Infuse, Immunise, Immunize, Inoculate, Vaccinate
Related verbs: Inject
Derivative terms: Injectable, Injectant, Injection

Definition of Shoot

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. 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.

4. n. The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle.

Definition of Shoot

1. Verb. (transitive) To fire a projectile or energy weapon at. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive usually, as imperative) To begin to speak. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To hit with a projectile or energy beam from such a weapon. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To move very quickly and suddenly. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To dismiss or do away with. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To photograph. ¹

7. Verb. (context: wrestling) To lunge. ¹

8. Verb. (context: 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-to script). ¹

9. Verb. (surveying) To measure the distance and direction to (a point). ¹

10. Verb. (sports) To make the stated score. ¹

11. Verb. (slang) To ejaculate. ¹

12. Verb. To go over or pass quickly through. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To tip (something, especially coal) down a chute. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive intransitive colloquial) To inject a drug (such as heroin) intravenously. ¹

15. Noun. The emerging stem and embryonic leaves of a new plant. ¹

16. Noun. A photography session. ¹

17. Noun. A hunt or shooting competition. ¹

18. Noun. (context: professional wrestling slang) An event that is unscripted or legitimate. ¹

19. Interjection. (non-gloss definition A mild expletive, expressing disbelief or disdain) ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Shoot

1. to hit, wound, or kill with a missile discharged from a weapon [v SHOT, SHOOTING, SHOOTS]

Medical Definition of Shoot

1. A young branch which sprouts from the main stock. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoot

shook one's head
shook out
shoot 'em up
shoot 'em ups
shoot a line
shoot down
shoot first and ask questions later
shoot for

Literary usage of Shoot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"During this •hooting the defendant was stand- Ing near Daniel and saying, "shoot! shoot!" In his statement the defendant denied this and said that what he ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"To Find an Ore shoot by Driving a Level. — The pitch being given by its altitude and azimuth, this serves as a course from any point on the ore shoot whose ..."

3. Trees: A Handbook of Forest-botany for the Woodlands and the Laboratory by Harry Marshall Ward, Percy Groom (1904)
"Hoot- system and shoot-system compared and contrasted—Definitions—Segmentation of shoot—nodes and internodes— stem, branch, twigs, leaves and other ..."

4. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"The branching is indeed usually axillary but the relationship between leaf and axillary shoot is not the same everywhere. TIME-RELATIONSHIP IN DEVELOPMENT ..."

5. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... a shooting, used in compounds, as in skud-aar, leap-year, skud-steen, a also to slip or scud away, abscond. See shoot, ^[ I unhesitatingly reject ..."

6. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as ¡I flics. And catch ihc manners living as they rise; Laugh where we ... Youth should watch joys and shoot 'em as they By. ..."

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