• Present participle of shoot


  • An instance of shooting with a gun or other weapon.
  • The sport or activity of firing a gun or other weapon.
  • A district in which people have the right to kill game with firearms.
  • The act of one who, or that which, shoots.
  • A sensation of darting pain.


  • 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").

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