25 Definitions of Shoot
The meaning of the word shoot, the definition of Shoot:
n. - An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course.
n. - The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle.
n. - A young branch or growth.
n. - A rush of water; a rapid.
n. - A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.
n. - A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
n. - A shoat; a young hog.
v. i. - To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object.
v. i. - To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; -- followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun.
v. i. - To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object.
v. i. - To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
v. i. - To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.
v. i. - To plane straight; to fit by planing.
v. i. - To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.
v. i. - To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.
v. i. - To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; -- said of a person or an agent; as, they shot at a target; he shoots better than he rides.
v. i. - To discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well.
v. i. - To be shot or propelled forcibly; -- said of a missile; to be emitted or driven; to move or extend swiftly, as if propelled; as, a shooting star.
v. i. - To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains.
v. i. - To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
v. i. - To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
v. i. - To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly.
v. i. - To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
v. i. - To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory.
v. i. - To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
The word "shoot" uses 5 letters: H O O S T
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