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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. Brian Austin:

    I gave her a couple weeks, I figured shes been out of the country, shes jet-lagged, shes been shooting nights, I have to give her some time to recoup a little bit and get back into life, and so I did.

  2. Amir Daud for prayers:

    My wife said: 'I think it's shooting.' I said: 'No, that cannot happen in Christchurch, no way, it's just an electricity short or something,'.

  3. President John McNesby:

    Our police officers are being vilified for doing their job and keeping the community safe, after being confronted by a man with a knife. We support and defend these officers, as they too are traumatized by being involved in a fatal shooting, we ask the public for its patience as investigators work to gather all the facts of this tragic incident in West Philadelphia. Our thoughts and prayers are with these police officers who had to use lethal force to keep themselves and the community safe.

  4. Kaufman Police Capt. Ed Black:

    He kind of looked down. He realized, in my opinion, that he knew that he had been caught. the family informed us that he had fled to Mexico after the shooting and remained there for about three years before coming back into the United States and settling in Kansas where he has been ever since.

  5. Patricia Brigham:

    Thats not fair to the men and women who work in local law enforcement. Its certainly not fair to law-abiding citizens who would be affected by this, and I think Lake County needed to hear us stand up and say, weve got Commissioner Josh Blake back. FLORIDA GUN OWNERS, LAWYERS REACT TO LAKE COUNTYS SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY RESOLUTION Those trying to prevent Gun Violence say lax gun laws wont cut it in a state that has seen some of Americas deadliest mass shootings. The Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando left 49 dead. ( Elina Shirazi) We need to be preventing these shootings, not making it easier for dangerous people to use firearms they are concerned about the gun-grabbing, is what they are calling [ it ], what they should be concerned about is our rampant gun violence which is happening almost daily in this country.

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