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Webster 1913 Edition


Shooting

Shoot′ing

,
Noun.
1.
The act of one who, or that which, shoots;
as, the
shooting
of an archery club; the
shooting
of rays of light.
2.
A wounding or killing with a firearm; specifically
(Sporting)
, the killing of game;
as, a week of
shooting
.
3.
A sensation of darting pain;
as, a
shooting
in one’s head
.

Shoot′ing

,
Adj.
Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting.
Shooting board
(Joinery)
,
a fixture used in planing or shooting the edge of a board, by means of which the plane is guided and the board held true.
Shooting box
,
a small house in the country for use in the shooting season.
Prof. Wilson.
Shooting gallery
,
a range, usually covered, with targets for practice with firearms.
Shooting iron
,
a firearm.
[Slang, U.S.]
Shooting star
.
(a)
(Astron.)
A starlike, luminous meteor, that, appearing suddenly, darts quickly across some portion of the sky, and then as suddenly disappears, leaving sometimes, for a few seconds, a luminous train, – called also
falling star
.
Shooting stars are small cosmical bodies which encounter the earth in its annual revolution, and which become visible by coming with planetary velocity into the upper regions of the atmosphere. At certain periods, as on the 13th of November and 10th of August, they appear for a few hours in great numbers, apparently diverging from some point in the heavens, such displays being known as meteoric showers, or star showers. These bodies, before encountering the earth, were moving in orbits closely allied to the orbits of comets. See
Leonids
,
Perseids
.
(b)
(Bot.)
The American cowslip (
Dodecatheon Meadia
). See under
Cowslip
.
Shooting stick
(Print.)
,
a tapering piece of wood or iron, used by printers to drive up the quoins in the chase.
Hansard.

Webster 1828 Edition


Shooting

SHOOT'ING

,
ppr.
Discharging, as fire-arms; driving or sending with violence; pushing out; protuberating; germinating; branching; glancing, as in pain.

Definition 2022


shooting

shooting

English

Verb

shooting

  1. present participle of shoot

Derived terms

Noun

shooting (usually uncountable, plural shootings)

  1. (countable) An instance of shooting (a person) with a gun.
    Police are hunting the people who carried out the shootings last week.
  2. (uncountable) The sport or activity of firing a gun.
  3. The act of one who, or that which, shoots.
    the shooting of an archery club; the shooting of rays of light
  4. A sensation of darting pain.
    a shooting in one's head

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Noun

shooting m (plural shootings)

  1. shoot, shooting (all senses)