from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A shovellike utensil, usually having a deep curved dish and a short handle: a flour scoop.
- n. The amount that such a utensil can hold.
- n. A thick-handled cuplike utensil for dispensing balls of ice cream or other semisoft food, often having a sweeping band in the cup that is levered by the thumb to free the contents.
- n. A portion of food gathered with this utensil.
- n. A ladle; a dipper.
- n. An implement for bailing water from a boat.
- n. A narrow, spoon-shaped instrument for surgical extraction in cavities or cysts.
- n. The bucket or shovel, as of a dredge or backhoe.
- n. A hollow area; a cavity.
- n. An opening, as on the body of a motor vehicle, by which a fluid is directed inward: "The [sports car] has . . . enough scoops and spoilers to get you a citation just standing still” ( Mark Weinstein).
- n. A scooping movement or action.
- n. Informal An exclusive news story acquired by luck or initiative before a competitor.
- n. Informal Current information or details: What's the scoop on the new neighbors?
- transitive v. To take up or dip into with or as if with a scoop.
- transitive v. To hollow out by digging.
- transitive v. To gather or collect swiftly and unceremoniously; grab: scoop up a handful of jelly beans.
- transitive v. Informal To top or outmaneuver (a competitor) in acquiring and publishing an important news story.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any cup- or bowl-shaped tool, usually including a handle used to lift and move loose or soft solid material.
- n. The amount or volume of loose or solid material held by a particular scoop.
- n. A story or fact; especially, news learned and reported before anyone else.
- n. An opening in a hood/bonnet or other body panel to admit air, usually for cooling the engine.
- n. The digging attachment on a front-end loader.
- n. A covered opening in an automobile's hood which allows cold air to enter the area beneath the hood.
- n. A special "Spinal Board" called a "Scoop" or "Spinal scoop" used by EMS staff that divides laterally to literally scoop up patients.
- v. To lift, move, or collect with a scoop or as though with a scoop.
- v. To learn something, especially something worthy of a news article, before (someone else).
- v. To begin a vocal note slightly below the target pitch and then to slide up to the target pitch, especially in country music.
- v. To consume an alcoholic beverage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.
- n. A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything.
- n. A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
- n. A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
- n. A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
- n. The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling.
- n. a quantity sufficient to fill a scoop; -- used especially for ice cream, dispensed with an ice cream scoop.
- n. an act of reporting (news, research results) before a rival; also called a beat.
- n. news or information.
- transitive v. To take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out.
- transitive v. To empty by lading.
- transitive v. To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; to dig out; to form by digging or excavation.
- transitive v. to report a story first, before (a rival); to get a scoop, or a beat, on (a rival); -- used commonly in the passive. Also used in certain situations in scientific research, when one scientist or team of scientists reports their results before another who is working on the same problem.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A utensil like a shovel, but having a short handle and a deep hollow receptacle capable of holding various small articles.
- n. Hence A coal-scuttle.
- n. A basin-like cavity, natural or artificial; a hollow.
- n. An instrument used in hollowing out anything, or in removing something out of a hollow or so as to leave a hollow: as, a cheese-scoop.
- n. The vizor or peak of a cap.
- n. A big haul, as if in a scoop-net; in particular, a big haul of money made in speculation or in some similar way.
- n. The act of scooping; a movement analogous to the act of scooping.
- n. The securing and publishing by a newspaper of a piece of news in advance of its rivals; a “beat,” especially a “beat” of unusual success or importance.
- To take with or as with a scoop or a scoop-net: generally with out, up, or in: as, to scoop up water.
- Figuratively, to gather up as if with a scoop; hence, to gain by force or fraud.
- To empty as with a scoop or by lading; hence, to hollow out; excavate: commonly with out.
- To form by hollowing out as with a scoop.
- To take with a dredge, as oysters; dredge.
- In newspaper slang, to get the better of (a rival or rivals) by securing and publishing a piece of news in advance of it or them; get a “beat” on. See scoop, n., 8.
- To use a scoop; dredge, as for oysters.
- To feed; take food, as the right or whalebone whale. See scooping, n.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large ladle
- v. get the better of
- v. take out or up with or as if with a scoop
- n. street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
- n. a hollow concave shape made by removing something
- n. the quantity a scoop will hold
- n. the shovel or bucket of a dredge or backhoe
- n. a news report that is reported first by one news organization
*Scoops up teh splorted branes, scoop scoop scoop*
*Scoopitee scoop scoop scoop* *pat pat pat* *streeeeeetch tug tug tug* just a liddle bit o’duktaype.
Some folks are responding with the term scoop, which is something very different, and I think more appropriate.
The term scoop students refers to young people -- many of them are aspiring journalists, by the way, who get their news and information from the web, share it with one another and they are politically energized.
Both are interesting points of view, but I think the scoop is alive and well, and corporate PR, especially at large corporates, has a continuing important role.
In fact, the word scoop, but who of the West Bev kids won't be going to college?
"The biggest stereotype is that the food is going to be overcooked or over-seasoned, what I call scoop and plop," said Todd Hollander, director of dining services.
“The biggest stereotype is that the food is going to be overcooked or over-seasoned, what I call scoop and plop,” said Todd Hollander, director of dining services.
"We used to just do what they called a scoop-and-drop at the medical center" before city paramedics were trained, he said.
Fortunately for you, I have the connections in Hollywood to bring you the same inside scoop from the West Coast during the most interesting of times.