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

Direct anagrams of shoot:

hoots sooth

Words formed by adding one letter before or after shoot, or to shoot in any order:

b - bhoots booths   c - cohost   e - soothe   l - tholos   m - smooth   p - photos pothos   s - shoots sooths   t - tooths  

Shorter words found within shoot:

ho hoot host hot hots oh oho ohs ooh oohs oot oots os sh shoo shot so soh soot sot soth tho to too tosh

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