shooting

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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English shoting, schoting, from Old English scotung (shooting), from Proto-Germanic *skutungō, equivalent to shoot +‎ -ing. Cognate with Dutch schieting, German Erschießung (shooting), Swedish skjutning (shooting).

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃuːtɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -uːtɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: shoot‧ing

VerbEdit

shooting

  1. present participle of shoot

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NounEdit

shooting (usually uncountable, plural shootings)

  1. (countable) An instance of shooting with a gun or other weapon.
    • 2018 February 23, Richard Ayoade, The Last Leg, Season 14, Episode 5:
      Well, I've always been progun, you know that. It's... yeah, I think adding more guns into a situation is obviously the way to prevent shooting. I think in a way, if we take the guns away, the shootings may escalate. And I think that's why he's so firm on literally arming everyone. I think if you don't have a gun in your hands... well, let's not find out what that world would be.
    Police are hunting the people who carried out the shootings last week.
  2. (uncountable) The sport or activity of firing a gun or other weapon.
    • 2018 February 23, Richard Ayoade, The Last Leg, Season 14, Episode 5:
      Well, I've always been progun, you know that. It's... yeah, I think adding more guns into a situation is obviously the way to prevent shooting. I think in a way, if we take the guns away, the shootings may escalate.
    I take part in shooting at the local archery club.
  3. A district in which people have the right to kill game with firearms.
  4. The act of one who, or that which, shoots.
    the shooting of rays of light
  5. A sensation of darting pain.
    a shooting in one's head

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AdjectiveEdit

shooting

  1. Moving or growing quickly.
    Shooting beams of light played over the sea.
  2. Of a pain, sudden and darting.
    I often feel a shooting pain in my arm.

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shooting m (plural shootings)

  1. shoot, shooting (all senses)