Shooting
Shooting Shoot"ing, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, shoots; as, the shooting of an archery club; the shooting of rays of light. [1913 Webster]

2. A wounding or killing with a firearm; specifically (Sporting), the killing of game; as, a week of shooting. [1913 Webster]

3. A sensation of darting pain; as, a shooting in one's head. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • shooting — [sho͞ot′iŋ] n. the act or an instance of shooting a gun, specif., one that results in wounding or killing * * * ➡ field sports * * * Sport of gun marksmanship. It typically involves firing at targets with rifles, pistols, and shotguns. World… …   Universalium

  • Shooting — is the act or process of firing rifles, shotguns 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… …   Wikipedia

  • Shooting — Shoot ing, a. Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting. [1913 Webster] {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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shooting — [sho͞ot′iŋ] n. the act or an instance of shooting a gun, specif., one that results in wounding or killing …   English World dictionary

  • shooting — n. & adj. n. 1 the act or an instance of shooting. 2 a the right of shooting over an area of land. b an estate etc. rented to shoot over. adj. moving, growing, etc. quickly (a shooting pain in the arm). Phrases and idioms: shooting box Brit. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shooting — [[t]ʃu͟ːtɪŋ[/t]] shootings 1) N COUNT A shooting is an occasion when someone is killed or injured by being shot with a gun. Two more bodies were found nearby after the shooting... A drug related gang war led to a series of shootings in the city.… …   English dictionary

  • shooting — shoot|ing [ˈʃu:tıŋ] n 1.) a situation in which someone is injured or killed by a gun ▪ His brother was killed in a shooting incident last year. ▪ the accidental shooting of a child 2.) [U] the sport of shooting animals and birds with guns ▪ the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shooting */ — UK [ˈʃuːtɪŋ] / US [ˈʃutɪŋ] noun Word forms shooting : singular shooting plural shootings 1) [countable/uncountable] an occasion when someone is attacked by a person with a gun Police believe the shootings are gang related. the fatal shooting of… …   English dictionary

  • shooting — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Shooting is used before these nouns: ↑death, ↑incident, ↑jacket, ↑range, ↑schedule, ↑script, ↑spree, ↑touch Shooting is used after these nouns: ↑police {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adj …   Collocations dictionary

  • shooting — shoot|ing [ ʃutıŋ ] noun * 1. ) count or uncount an occasion when someone is attacked by a person with a gun: Police believe the shootings are gang related. the fatal shooting of two teenagers 2. ) uncount any sport or activity in which guns are… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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