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”).
- (countable) An instance of shooting with a gun or other weapon.
- Police are hunting the people who carried out the shootings last week.
- (uncountable) The sport or activity of firing a gun or other weapon.
- I take part in shooting at the local archery club.
- A district in which people have the right to kill game with firearms.
- The act of one who, or that which, shoots.
- the shooting of rays of light
- A sensation of darting pain.
- a shooting in one's head
- shooting brake
- shooting gallery
- shooting iron
- shooting lodge
- shooting preserve
- shooting range
- shooting stick
- skeet shooting
- sure as shooting
- wing shooting
instance of shooting
the sport or activity of firing a gun or other weapon