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Meaning of SHOOTING

Pronunciation:  'shooteeng

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"
  2. [n]  killing by gunfire; "when the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies"

SHOOTING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: shot
 See Also: actuation, countershot, discharge, drive-by shooting, fire control, firing, firing off, gunfire, gunshot, headshot, kill, killing, potshot, propulsion, putting to death, shellfire, shoot, wing shooting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shoot"ing\, n.
    1. The act of one who, or that which, shoots; as, the
       shooting of an archery club; the shooting of rays of
    2. A wounding or killing with a firearm; specifically
       (Sporting), the killing of game; as, a week of shooting.
    3. A sensation of darting pain; as, a shooting in one's head.
  2. \Shoot"ing\, a.
    Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting.
    {Shooting board} (Joinery), a fixture used in planing or
       shooting the edge of a board, by means of which the plane
       is guided and the board held true.
    {Shooting box}, a small house in the country for use in the
       shooting season. --Prof. Wilson.
    {Shooting gallery}, a range, usually covered, with targets
       for practice with firearms.
    {Shooting iron}, a firearm. [Slang, U.S.]
    {Shooting star}.
    (a) (Astron.) A starlike, luminous meteor, that, appearing
        suddenly, darts quickly across some portion of the sky,
        and then as suddenly disappears, leaving sometimes, for a
        few seconds, a luminous train, -- called also {falling
    Note: Shooting stars are small cosmical bodies which
          encounter the earth in its annual revolution, and which
          become visible by coming with planetary velocity into
          the upper regions of the atmosphere. At certain
          periods, as on the 13th of November and 10th of August,
          they appear for a few hours in great numbers,
          apparently diverging from some point in the heavens,
          such displays being known as meteoric showers, or star
          showers. These bodies, before encountering the earth,
          were moving in orbits closely allied to the orbits of
          comets. See {Leonids}, {Perseids}.
    (b) (Bot.) The American cowslip ({Dodecatheon Meadia}). See
        under {Cowslip}.
    {Shooting stick} (Print.), a tapering piece of wood or iron,
       used by printers to drive up the quoins in the chase.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a shooting in your dream indicates that you have a set goal and know what you are aiming for in life. Your plans are right on target! Dreaming that you shoot a person with a gun indicates your aggressive feelings and hidden anger toward that particular person. Dreaming that someone is shooting you with a gun, suggests that you are experiencing some confrontation in your waking life. You may feel victimized in some situation.