What does scoop mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scoop, scoopfulnoun

    the quantity a scoop will hold

  2. scoop, pocketnoun

    a hollow concave shape made by removing something

  3. exclusive, scoopnoun

    a news report that is reported first by one news organization

    "he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials"

  4. soap, scoop, max, liquid ecstasy, grievous bodily harm, goop, Georgia home boy, easy laynoun

    street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate

  5. scoop, scoop shovelnoun

    the shovel or bucket of a dredge or backhoe

  6. scoopverb

    a large ladle

    "he used a scoop to serve the ice cream"

  7. scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take upverb

    take out or up with or as if with a scoop

    "scoop the sugar out of the container"

  8. outdo, outflank, trump, best, scoopverb

    get the better of

    "the goal was to best the competition"


  1. Scoopnoun

    a quantity sufficient to fill a scoop; -- used especially for ice cream, dispensed with an ice cream scoop; as, an ice cream cone with two scoops.

  2. Scoopverb

    to report a story first, before (a rival); to get a scoop, or a beat, on (a rival); -- used commonly in the passive; as, we were scooped. Also used in certain situations in scientific research, when one scientist or team of scientists reports their results before another who is working on the same problem.


  1. scoopnoun

    Any cup- or bowl-shaped tool, usually including a handle used to lift and move loose or soft solid material.

    She kept a scoop in the dog food.

  2. scoopnoun

    The amount or volume of loose or solid material held by a particular scoop.

  3. scoopnoun

    A story or fact; especially, news learned and reported before anyone else.

    He listened carefully, in hopes of getting the scoop on the debate.

  4. scoopnoun

    An opening in a hood/bonnet or other body panel to admit air, usually for cooling the engine.

  5. scoopnoun

    The digging attachment on a front-end loader.

  6. scoopnoun

    A covered opening in an automobile's hood which allows cold air to enter the area beneath the hood.

  7. scoopnoun

    A special "Spinal Board" called a "Scoop" or "Spinal scoop" used by EMS staff that divides laterally to literally scoop up patients.

  8. scoopverb

    To lift, move, or collect with a scoop or as though with a scoop.

    He used both hands to scoop water and splash it on his face.

  9. scoopverb

    To learn something, especially something worthy of a news article, before (someone else).

    The paper across town scooped them on the City Hall scandal.

  10. scoopverb

    To begin a vocal note slightly below the target pitch and then to slide up to the target pitch, especially in country music.

  11. scoopverb

    To consume an alcoholic beverage.

    He was caught scooping in the local park.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Scoopnoun

    Etymology: schoepe, Dutch.

    They turn upside down hops on malt-kilns, when almost dry, with a scoop. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    Endeavour with thy scoop, or fingers, to force the stone outwards. Samuel Sharp, Surgery.

    Oh hell-kite!
    What, all my pretty chickens and their dam,
    At one fell scoop! William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

  2. To Scoopverb

    Etymology: schoepen, Dutch.

    As by the brook he stood,
    He scoop’d the water from the crystal flood. John Dryden, Æn.

    Melted Alpine snows
    The mountain cisterns fill, those ample stores
    Of water scoop’d among the hollow rocks. James Thomson.

    If some penurious source by chance appear’d,
    Scanty of waters, when you scoop’d it dry,
    And offer’d the full helmet up to Cato,
    Did he not dash th’ untasted moisture from him? Addison.

    A spectator would think this circular mount had been actually scooped out of that hollow space. Spectator.

    Her fore-feet are broad, that she may scoop away much earth at a time. Addison.

    Whatever part of the harbour they scoop in, it has an influence on all the rest; for the sea immediately works the whole bottom to a level. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    Those carbuncles the Indians will scoop, so as to hold above a pint. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.

    To his single eye, that in his forehead glar’d
    Like a full moon, or a broad burnish’d shield,
    A forky staff we dext’rously apply’d,
    Which, in the spacious socket turning round,
    Scoopt out the big round gelly from its orb. Addison.

    It much conduces how to scare
    The little race of birds, that hop
    From spray to spray, scooping the costliest fruit,
    Insatiate, undisturb’d. Phillips.

    The genius of the place
    Or helps th’ ambitious hill the heav’n to scale,
    Or scoops in circling theatres the vale. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scoopnoun

    a large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats

  2. Scoopnoun

    a deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything; as, a flour scoop; the scoop of a dredging machine

  3. Scoopnoun

    a spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies

  4. Scoopnoun

    a place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow

  5. Scoopnoun

    a sweep; a stroke; a swoop

  6. Scoopnoun

    the act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling

  7. Scoopnoun

    to take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out

  8. Scoopnoun

    to empty by lading; as, to scoop a well dry

  9. Scoopnoun

    to make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; to dig out; to form by digging or excavation

  10. Etymology: [OE. scopen. See Scoop, n.]


  1. Scoop

    Scoop is a 2006 American-British romantic comedy/murder mystery written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Ian McShane, and Allen himself. The film was released in the United States by Focus Features on July 28, 2006.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scoop

    skōōp, v.t. to lift up, as water, with something hollow: to empty with a ladle: to make hollow: to dig out: to dredge for grain: to get before a rival newspaper in publishing some important piece of news.—n. anything hollow for scooping: a large hollow shovel or ladle: a banker's shovel: a coal-scuttle: a haul of money made in speculation: a place hollowed out: a sweeping stroke: (Scot.) the peak of a cap: the act of beating another newspaper in publishing some news.—ns. Scoop′er, an engraver's tool; Scoop′ing, the action of the right whale in feeding; Scoop′-net, a hand-net; Scoop′-wheel, a wheel having buckets attached to its circumference, used for raising water. [Prob. Scand., Sw. skopa, a scoop; or Old Dut. schœpe, a shovel, Ger. schüppe, a shovel.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. scoop

    A long spoon-shaped piece of wood to throw water, when washing a ship's sides in the morning. Scooping is the same as baling a boat.

Anagrams for scoop »

  1. coops

  2. co-ops

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scoop in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scoop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of scoop in a Sentence

  1. James Wolfe:

    I’ve watched your career take off even before you ever had a career in journalism, i always tried to give you as much information that I could and to do the right thing with it so you could get that scoop before anyone else.

  2. Cindy Hassler:

    We also wanted to make sure that we are able to hold by production (HBP) our STACK acreage in the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and be opportunistic around any potential bolt-on acquisitions that may come our way, sTACK and SCOOP are a couple of great plays that deliver returns even in the current price environment.

  3. Sara Haas:

    My advice is to do everything in moderation. Normally, people scoop up mounds of stuff on their plate, and that's where it gets to be a problem. But if you can handle small portion sizes, then that's fine.

  4. Chris Sale:

    Those are the one's you don't lose sleep over, honestly, that's not a home-run pitch. He's not suppose to hit that ball out. That was me verus him and he won. Not too many guys can get to that. It's not like I hung a breaking ball or threw right it now the middle, he earned it. Vázquez tied it at 2 on his seventh-inning homer off Collin McHugh, who has allowed just two earned runs in his last 38 2/3 innings, Alex Verdugos tripled when the ball got past a diving Manuel Margot in center in the second and scored on Vázquez’s single. Vázquez made a nice scoop on Devers' thrown and tagged out Joey Wendle as he tried to score on Randy Arozarena's seventh-inning grounder. Cash called it a.

  5. Chief Executive John Lowe:

    We have decided to recall everything currently on retailer shelves, and we are closing our scoop shops until we are 100 percent confident every item we sell is safe.

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