From Middle English scope, schoupe, a borrowing from Middle Dutch scoep, scuep, schope, schoepe (“bucket for bailing water”) and Middle Dutch schoppe, scoppe, schuppe ("a scoop, shovel"; > Modern Dutch schop (“spade”)), from Proto-Germanic *skuppǭ, *skuppijǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kep- (“to cut, to scrape, to hack”).. Cognate with Old Frisian skuppe (“shovel”), Middle Low German schōpe (“scoop, shovel”), German Low German Schüppe, Schüpp (“shovel”), German Schüppe, Schippe (“shovel, spade”). Related to English shovel.
scoop (plural scoops)
- Any cup- or bowl-shaped tool, usually with a handle, used to lift and move loose or soft solid material.
- She kept a scoop in the dog food.
- The amount or volume of loose or solid material held by a particular scoop.
- Use one scoop of coffee for each pot.
- I'll have one scoop of chocolate ice-cream.
- The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shovelling.
- A story or fact; especially, news learned and reported before anyone else.
- He listened carefully, in hopes of getting the scoop on the debate.
- (automotive) An opening in a hood/bonnet or other body panel to admit air, usually for cooling the engine.
- The digging attachment on a front-end loader.
- A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
- J. R. Drake
- Some had lain in the scoop of the rock.
- A spoon-shaped surgical instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
- A special spinal board used by emergency medical service staff that divides laterally to literally scoop up patients.
- A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
any cup- or bowl-shaped object
act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shovelling
news learned and reported before anyone else
opening in an automobile to admit air
digging attachment on a front-end loader
spoon-shaped surgical instrument
special spinal board used by EMS staff
scoop (third-person singular simple present scoops, present participle scooping, simple past and past participle scooped)
- (transitive) To lift, move, or collect with a scoop or as though with a scoop.
- He used both hands to scoop water and splash it on his face.
2011 December 27, Mike Henson, “Norwich 0 - 2 Tottenham”, in BBC Sport:
Their first clear opportunity duly came courtesy of a mistake from Russell Martin, who was hustled off the ball by Bale, but the midfielder scooped his finish well over the top as he bore down on the Norwich goal.
- (transitive) To make hollow; to dig out.
- I tried scooping a hole in the sand with my fingers.
- (transitive) To report on something, especially something worthy of a news article, before (someone else).
- The paper across town scooped them on the City Hall scandal.
- (music, often with "up") To begin a vocal note slightly below the target pitch and then to slide up to the target pitch, especially in country music.
- (slang) To pick (someone) up
- You have a car. Can you come and scoop me?
to lift, move, or collect with or as though with a scoop
to learn something before someone else
music: to start slightly below target pitch
to consume alcoholic beverage