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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shooting, shotnoun

    the act of firing a projectile

    "his shooting was slow but accurate"

  2. shootingnoun

    killing someone by gunfire

    "when the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies"

Wiktionary

  1. shootingnoun

    An instance of shooting (a person) with a gun.

    Police are hunting the people who carried out the shootings last week.

  2. shootingnoun

    The sport or activity of firing a gun.

Wikipedia

  1. Shooting

    Shooting is the act or process of discharging a projectile from a ranged weapon (such as a gun, bow, crossbow, slingshot, or blowpipe). Even the acts of launching flame, artillery, darts, harpoons, grenades, rockets, and guided missiles can be considered acts of shooting. When using a firearm, the act of shooting is often called firing as it involves initiating a combustion (deflagration) of chemical propellants. Shooting can take place in a shooting range or in the field, in shooting sports, hunting, or in combat. The person involved in the shooting activity is called a shooter. A skilled, accurate shooter is a marksman or sharpshooter, and a person's level of shooting proficiency is referred to as their marksmanship.

ChatGPT

  1. shooting

    Shooting generally refers to the act of discharging a firearm, bow and arrow, or other projectile-based weapon with the intention of hitting a specific target. It may involve the use of various firearms such as rifles, handguns, shotguns, or even more specialized weapons like cannons or rocket launchers. Shooting can be conducted for recreational purposes, sports competitions, hunting, self-defense, or military operations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shooting

    of Shoot

  2. Shootingnoun

    the act of one who, or that which, shoots; as, the shooting of an archery club; the shooting of rays of light

  3. Shootingnoun

    a wounding or killing with a firearm; specifically (Sporting), the killing of game; as, a week of shooting

  4. Shootingnoun

    a sensation of darting pain; as, a shooting in one's head

  5. Shootingadjective

    of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting

Wikidata

  1. Shooting

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shooting' in Nouns Frequency: #2576

Anagrams for shooting »

  1. soothing

  2. hootings

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shooting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shooting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of shooting in a Sentence

  1. Maria Haberfeld:

    This is the way they think, this is the way they're trained -- that you can never underestimate the level of threat from somebody who was previously shooting at you.

  2. Alexandra Coppadge:

    The mayor's office and police department are aware of the video and continue to conduct a thorough investigation regarding the officer-involved shooting.

  3. Charles Allen:

    We can't ignore the fact that we've got neighborhoods that experience gun violence on a routine and regular basis, we've got to be just as concerned about the shooting and the violence that takes place that doesn't have the spotlight.

  4. Albuquerque Police:

    Solomon provided firearms and cash payments and personally participated in at least one shooting.

  5. Rookie Devin Booker:

    Last few games I haven't been shooting the ball well, i knew it would come, so I just kept shooting. They starting falling, so I stayed aggressive and I had the opportunity so I took advantage of it.

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