a new branch
the act of shooting at targets
"they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"
shoot, hit, pip(verb)
hit with a missile from a weapon
kill by firing a missile
fire a shot
"the gunman blasted away"
film, shoot, take(verb)
make a film or photograph of something
"take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
"shoot a glance"
dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot(verb)
run or move very quickly or hastily
"She dashed into the yard"
tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck(verb)
move quickly and violently
"The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
"shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"
photograph, snap, shoot(verb)
record on photographic film
"I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"
emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully
"The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"
cause a sharp and sudden pain in
"The pain shot up her leg"
force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
"inject hydrogen into the balloon"
variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors
throw dice, as in a crap game
fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away(verb)
spend frivolously and unwisely
"Fritter away one's inheritance"
"shoot a basket"; "shoot a goal"
utter fast and forcefully
"She shot back an answer"
measure the altitude of by using a sextant
"shoot a star"
shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout(verb)
produce buds, branches, or germinate
"the potatoes sprouted"
give an injection to
"We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"
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
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
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
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
to send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit
to push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud
to plane straight; to fit by planing
to pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar
to variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches
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
to discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well
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
to penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains
to feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain
to germinate; to bud; to sprout
to grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly
to change form suddenly; especially, to solidify
to protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory
to move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee
the act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle
a young branch or growth
a rush of water; a rapid
a vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode
a weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick
a shoat; a young hog
Origin: [Perh. a different word.]
Shoots are new plant growth, they can include stems, flowering stems with flower buds, and leaves. The new growth from seed germination that grows upward is a shoot where leaves will develop. In the spring, perennial plant shoots are the new growth that grows from the ground in herbaceous plants or the new stem and/or flower growth that grows on woody plants. In everyday speech, shoots are often confused with stems. Stems, which are a critical component of shoots, provide an axis for buds, fruits, and leaves. Shoots are often eaten by animals because the fibres in the new growth have not yet completed secondary cell wall development; this makes shoots softer and easier to chew and digest. As shoots grow and age, the cells develop completed cell walls that have a hard and tough structure. Some plants produce toxins that make their shoots inedible or less palatable.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shōōt, v.t. to dart: to let fly with force: to discharge from a bow or gun: to strike with a shot: to thrust forward: to pass rapidly through: to lay out, place in position: to hunt over, to kill game in or on: to send forth new parts, as a plant.—v.i. to perform the act of shooting: to variegate, to colour in spots or threads: to be driven along: to fly, as an arrow: to jut out: to germinate: to advance or grow rapidly: to hunt birds, &c., with a gun:—pa.t. and pa.p. shot.—n. act of shooting: a match at shooting, shooting-party: a young branch: (Shak.) a sprouting horn: a passage-way in a mine for letting one down: a sloping trough used for discharging articles or goods from a height: a river-fall, rapid.—adj. Shoot′able, that may be shot, or shot over.—ns. Shoot′er, one who, or that which, shoots; Shoot′ing, act of discharging firearms or an arrow: sensation of a quick pain: act or practice of killing game: right to kill game with firearms on a certain area: the district so limited; Shoot′ing-box, a small house in the country for use in the shooting season; Shoot′ing-gall′ery, a long room used for practice in the use of firearms; Shoot′ing-ī′ron (slang), a revolver; Shoot′ing-jack′et, a short kind of coat for shooting in; Shoot′ing-range, a place for practising shooting at targets at measured distances; Shoot′ing-star, a meteor or falling star; Shoot′ing-stick, a printer's tool of wood or metal, to be struck with a mallet, for driving quoins.—Shoot ahead, to get to the front among a set of competitors; Shoot over, to go out shooting: to hunt upon.—I′ll be shot (slang), a mild imprecation. [A.S. sceótan; Dut. schieten, Ger. schiessen, to dart.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'shoot' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3825
Rank popularity for the word 'shoot' in Verbs Frequency: #277
The numerical value of shoot in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of shoot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- صوب, أطلق النارArabic
- vurmaq, atmaqAzerbaijani
- атыу, үҫентеBashkir
- страля́ць, стрэ́ліцьBelarusian
- গুলি চালানোBengali
- dispararCatalan, Valencian
- střelit, střílet, zastřelit, výhonekCzech
- schießen, anschießen, erschießen, AblegerGerman
- πυροβολώ, ρίχνωGreek
- tirar, disparar, retoño, vástago, pimpollo, sesión fotográficaSpanish
- تیراندازی کردن, زدن, شلیک کردنPersian
- ampua, laukaista, kuvaus, versoFinnish
- tirer, prise de photos, séance photo, pousseFrench
- sjitteWestern Frisian
- ògan, bachlagScottish Gaelic
- गोली चलानाHindi
- sparare, tirare, getto, virgulto, pollone, germoglioItalian
- სროლა, ყლორტიGeorgian
- 쏘다, 사격Korean
- šauti, šaudytiLithuanian
- пу́ка, стре́лаMacedonian
- гөлөг, соёолохMongolian
- tembak, panahMalay
- schieten, scheutDutch
- wystrzelić, strzelać, postrzelić, sesja, pędPolish
- вы́стрелить, стреля́ть, расстреля́ть, застрели́ть, побег, съёмкаRussian
- пуцати, streljati, стрељати, pucatiSerbo-Croatian
- strieľať, streliť, vystreliťSlovak
- gjuaj, qëllojAlbanian
- kupiga risasiSwahili
- тир андохтан, тир заданTajik
- atmak, tüpe–lemekTurkmen
- ateş etmek, çekmek, etmek, vurmakTurkish
- стріля́ти, ви́стрелитиUkrainian
- otmoq, chiqmoqUzbek
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