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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shoot  \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  The  old  participle  {Shotten}  is  obsolete.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 
  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 
  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. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shooting  \Shoot"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  one  who  or  that  which  shoots;  as  the 
  shooting  of  an  archery  club;  the  shooting  of  rays  of 
  2.  A  wounding  or  killing  with  a  firearm;  specifically 
  (Sporting),  the  killing  of  game;  as  a  week  of  shooting. 
  3.  A  sensation  of  darting  pain;  as  a  shooting  in  one's  head. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shooting  \Shoot"ing\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  shooting;  for  shooting;  darting. 
  {Shooting  board}  (Joinery),  a  fixture  used  in  planing  or 
  shooting  the  edge  of  a  board,  by  means  of  which  the  plane 
  is  guided  and  the  board  held  true. 
  {Shooting  box},  a  small  house  in  the  country  for  use  in  the 
  shooting  season.  --Prof.  Wilson. 
  {Shooting  gallery},  a  range,  usually  covered,  with  targets 
  for  practice  with  firearms. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  firing  a  projectile;  "his  shooting  was  slow  but 
  accurate"  [syn:  {shot}] 
  2:  killing  by  gunfire 

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