Definitions for: Shoot


[n] the act of shooting at targets; "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"
[n] a new branch
[v] make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
[v] record on photographic film"I photographed the scene of the accident"
[v] give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"
[v] produce buds, branches, or germinate; of plants
[v] fire a shot
[v] hit with a missile from a weapon
[v] spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance"
[v] force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing; "inject hydrogen into the balloon"
[v] play a shot; hit a ball; as in games involving a ball such as golf, hockey, etc.
[v] move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
[v] run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
[v] send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly;"shoot a glance"
[v] cause a shooting pain
[v] kill by firing a missile
[v] emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully; "The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"



Webster (1913) Definition: Shoot, n. [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, 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 The old participle Shotten is obsolete.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.

If you please To shoot an arrow that self way.
--Shak.

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, v. 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, n.
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.

Synonyms: bourgeon, buck, burgeon forth, charge, dissipate, film, fool, fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away, germinate, inject, inject, pip, pullulate, shoot down, sprout, spud, take, tear

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