What does shooting mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shooting, shot(noun)

    the act of firing a projectile

    "his shooting was slow but accurate"

  2. shooting(noun)

    killing someone by gunfire

    "when the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies"

Wiktionary

  1. shooting(Noun)

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

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

  2. shooting(Noun)

    The sport or activity of firing a gun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shooting

    of Shoot

  2. Shooting(noun)

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

  3. Shooting(noun)

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

  4. Shooting(noun)

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

  5. Shooting(adj)

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for shooting »

  1. soothing

  2. hootings

How to pronounce shooting?

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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. Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell:

    The suspect posted on Facebook just prior to the shooting and sent several text messages to friends indicating, or demonstrating, that he was planning suicide by cop.

  2. Paul Roos:

    We ducked behind a counter but I stood up and watched him. Two explosions went off shortly after one another. By that time he had stopped shooting, he turned around and started coming towards us. He was holding his gun inside his jacket. He looked around anxiously to see if anyone was going to stop him and then went down the escalator ... We heard some more gunfire and then another explosion, and then it was over.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    An arrow is never afraid of shooting from the bow; but it is afraid of not reaching the target!

  4. Stephanie Williams:

    The group I was in headed straight for the door. He was shooting at us, all we knew was to run.

  5. Jake Wark:

    We expect to select a new court date in the coming days and then set the amended trial track. The Suffolk indictments allege two counts of first-degree murder for the July 16, 2012, shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston's South End; three counts of armed assault with intent to murder and one count of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon for shots fired at three surviving victims; and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.

Images & Illustrations of shooting

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