What does shooting mean?

Definitions for shooting
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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.

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

Freebase

  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. Randy Sutton:

    People now are more willing to engage the police in combat, last year approximately 50,000 law enforcement officers were assaulted, that ran the gamut from pushing them to shooting them and causing disabling injuries.

  2. Virginia Beach Police:

    I can tell you that it was a long gunbattle between those four officers and that suspect, many times when we talk about an officer-involved shooting situation it may be minimal rounds by the suspect and by the police officers. This was well beyond that.

  3. Anthony Davis:

    For some reason, this team comes in every time and makes shots against us, there’s guys who we want shooting the ball, and they made shots. Nonetheless, we’re still supposed to win the game.

  4. Mohammad Abu-Salha:

    She was frantic over the phone, and she was told by one of his colleagues that Deah was involved in that shooting and that there were three people killed.

  5. Melissa Joan Hart:

    Moms have to take care of themselves — get a babysitter, read a book, i didn’t have a nanny with my first son because I stayed home and had the mindset of ‘I didn’t have a baby for someone else to raise,’ but I did have a sitter come to the house so could work out. By the time I had my second son, I was shooting a movie and I needed the help. I actually found my nanny through Alex Trebek because my sister is best friends with his children.

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