Shotten
Shoot Shoot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shot}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shooting}. The old participle {Shotten} is obsolete. See {Shotten}.] [OE. shotien, schotien, AS. scotian, v. i., sce['o]tan; akin to D. schieten, G. schie?en, OHG. sciozan, Icel. skj?ta, Sw. skjuta, Dan. skyde; cf. Skr. skund to jump. [root]159. Cf. {Scot} a contribution, {Scout} to reject, {Scud}, {Scuttle}, v. i., {Shot}, {Sheet}, {Shut}, {Shuttle}, {Skittish}, {Skittles}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

If you please To shoot an arrow that self way. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

The two ends od a bow, shot off, fly from one another. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

When Roger shot the hawk hovering over his master's dove house. --A. Tucker. [1913 Webster]

4. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit. [1913 Webster]

An honest weaver as ever shot shuttle. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

A pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot corpses by scores. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

5. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud. [1913 Webster]

They shoot out the lip, they shake the head. --Ps. xxii. 7. [1913 Webster]

Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

6. (Carp.) To plane straight; to fit by planing. [1913 Webster]

Two pieces of wood that are shot, that is, planed or else pared with a paring chisel. --Moxon. [1913 Webster]

7. To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar. [1913 Webster]

She . . . shoots the Stygian sound. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

8. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches. [1913 Webster]

The tangled water courses slept, Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{To be shot of}, to be discharged, cleared, or rid of. [Colloq.] ``Are you not glad to be shot of him?'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • Shotten — Shot ten, n. [Properly p. p. of shoot; AS. scoten, sceoten, p. p. of sce[ o]tan.] 1. Having ejected the spawn; as, a shotten herring. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Shot out of its socket; dislocated, as a bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shotten — having shot its spawn, and accordingly of inferior value, mid 15c., from pp. of SHOOT (Cf. shoot) (q.v.). Originally of fish; applied to persons, with sense of exhausted by sickness, from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • shotten — [shät′ n] vt., vi. obs. pp. of SHOOT adj. [in specialized sense (esp. applied to herrings), prob. infl. by Du schoten] 1. that has recently spawned and so become of inferior food value: said of fish 2. Archaic undesirable …   English World dictionary

  • shotten — ˈshätən adjective Etymology: Middle English shotyn, from shoten, shotyn (past participle of sheten, shoten, shuten to shoot), from Old English gescoten 1. a. : having ejected the spawn and so of inferior food value full or shotten herrings …   Useful english dictionary

  • shotten — adjective Etymology: Middle English shotyn, from past participle of sheten to shoot Date: 15th century having ejected the spawn and so of inferior food value < shotten herring > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shotten — recently spawned and thus less desirable as food, e.g. especially said of herring …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • shotten — /shot n/, adj. 1. (of fish, esp. herring) having recently ejected the spawn. 2. Obs. (of a bone) dislocated. [1175 1225; ME, ptp. of SHOOT] * * * …   Universalium

  • shotten — [ ʃɒt(ə)n] adjective (of a herring) having spawned. Origin ME: archaic past participle of shoot …   English new terms dictionary

  • shotten — shot·ten …   English syllables

  • shotten — shot•ten [[t]ˈʃɒt n[/t]] adj. ich (of fish, esp. herring) having recently ejected the spawn • Etymology: 1175–1225; ME, ptp. of shoot …   From formal English to slang

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