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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of shoot.
  • n. An instance of shooting (a person) with a gun.
  • n. The sport or activity of firing a gun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of one who, or that which, shoots
  • n. A wounding or killing with a firearm; specifically (Sporting), the killing of game.
  • n. A sensation of darting pain.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of one who shoots.
  • n. Especially, at the present day, the killing of game with firearms; gunning.
  • n. A right, purchased or conferred, to kill game with firearms, especially within certain limits.
  • n. A district or defined tract of ground over which game is shot.
  • n. A quick dart; a sudden and swift motion.
  • n. A quick, glancing pain, often following the track of a nerve.
  • n. In carpentry, the operation of planing the edge of a board straight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. killing someone by gunfire
  • n. the act of firing a projectile


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