the act of firing a projectile
"his shooting was slow but accurate"
killing someone by gunfire
"when the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies"
An instance of shooting (a person) with a gun.
Police are hunting the people who carried out the shootings last week.
The sport or activity of firing a gun.
the act of one who, or that which, shoots; as, the shooting of an archery club; the shooting of rays of light
a wounding or killing with a firearm; specifically (Sporting), the killing of game; as, a week of shooting
a sensation of darting pain; as, a shooting in one's head
of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting
Shooting is the act or process of firing firearms or other projectile weapons such as bows or crossbows. Even the firing of artillery, rockets, and missiles can be called shooting. A person who specializes in shooting is a marksman. Shooting can take place in a shooting range or in the field in hunting, in shooting sports, or in combat.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Shooting' in Nouns Frequency: #2576
The numerical value of Shooting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Shooting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Shooting in a Sentence
There are officers here who were in the thick of two attacks last year: the shooting at the Washington Naval Yard and the bombing at the Boston Marathon, on those awful days -- and we all remember them -- amid the smoke and the chaos, the courage of these officers shone through. And their quick thinking and level-headedness undoubtedly saved lives.
To be left with no remedy ... given such a violent and unprovoked shooting weakens the constitutional foundation of America's house.
A day later, he reiterated his campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2015, prior to Kate’s law being passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, Trump tweeted that he supported the law. In another tweet, he criticized former President Barack Obama's reaction to the shooting. During his speech at the Republican National Convention as the GOP presidential nominee, Trump mentioned Steinlein his speech. But where was the sanctuary for Kate Steinle ? Where was sanctuary for the children of Mary Ann, Sabine and Jamiel Where was sanctuary for all the other - ah it's so sad to even be talking about it cause we can solve this problem so quickly, he said during the speech, referencing sanctuary cities. I don't pay too much attention to it, you know, they're going to say what they're going to say. I really have no say in what's going to be put out there, Brad Steinle said in response to Trump's comments, according to a 2016 interview withABC 7. Jim Steinle told theSan Francisco Chroniclethe family was saddened and shocked by the verdict. There's no other way you can coin it. Justice was rendered, but it was not served.
We are trying to get the word out that there are other ways to scare them off without resorting to shooting them.
This is a very sad event that raises questions about coyote hunters who seem to be shooting indiscriminately at anything that moves.
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- afusellament, tiroteigCatalan, Valencian
- Schießen, SchießereiGerman
- tiroteo, tiro, disparoSpanish
- ammunta, ampuminenFinnish
- fusillade, tirFrench
- skytingNorwegian Nynorsk
- tiro, disparoPortuguese
- стрельба, пальба, перестрелкаRussian
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