To dart forth; rush or move along rapidly; dart along.To be emitted, as light, in darting rays or flashes: as, the aurora shot up to the zenith.To dart along, as pain through the nerves; hence, to be affected with sharp darting pains.To come forth, as a plant; put forth buds or shoots; sprout; germinate.To increase rapidly in growth; grow quickly taller or larger: often with up.To send out spicula; condense into spicula or shoots, as in crystallization.To lie as if pushed out; project; jut; stretch.To perform the act of discharging a missile, as from an engine, a bow, or a gun; fire.Specifically, to follow or practise the sport of killing birds or other game, large or small, with a gun; hunt.To go out shooting with (a dog or dogs): said of sportsmen.To hunt upon: as, to shoot over a moor.To send out or forth with a sudden or violent motion; discharge, propel, expel. or empty with rapidity or violence: especially, to turn out or dump, as the contents of a cart by tilting it.To emit, as a ray; dart.To drive, cast, or throw, as a shuttle in weaving.To push or thrust sharply in any direction; dart forth; protrude.To put forth or extend in any direction by growth or by causing growth: as, a tree shoots its branches over the wall: often with up or out.To let fly, or cause to be propelled, as an arrow by releasing the bowstring, or a bullet or ball by igniting the charge.To discharge (a missile weapon), as a bow by releasing its string, or a gun by igniting its charge: often with off.To strike with anything shot; hit, wound, or kill with a missile discharged from a weapon; put to death or execute by shooting.To pass rapidly through, under, or over: as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge.In mining, to blast.To set or place, as a net; run out into position, as a seine from the boat; pay out; lay out: as, the lines were shot across the tide.To hunt over; kill game in or on.In carpentry, to plane straight, or fit by planing.To variegate, as by sprinkling or intermingling different colors; give a changing color to; color in spots, patches, or threads; streak; especially, in weaving, to variegate or render changeable in color by the intermixture of a warp and weft of different colors: chiefly in the past participle. See shot, participial adjectiven. The act of shooting; the discharge, as of a missile weapon; a shot.n. A match at shooting; also, a shooting-party.n. A young branch which shoots out from the main stock; hence, an annual growth, as the annual layer of growth on the shell of an oyster.n. A sprouting horn or antler.n. Range; reach; shooting distance; shot. Compare ear-shot, and shot, n., 5.n. The thrust of an arch.n. One movement of the shuttle between the threads of the warp, toward the right or left; also, the thread put into its place in a web by this movement; hence, a thread or strand of the weft of any textile.n. In mining:n. An accumulation or mass of ore in a vein, of considerable extent and having some regularity of form; a chimney. See chimney, 4 .n. A sloping trough, or a long narrow box vertically arranged, for conveying articles to a receptacle below, or for discharging ballast, ashes, etc., overboard from a ship; also, an inclined waterway for floating logs: as, a shoot for grain, for coal, for mail-matter, for soiled clothes, etc.; also, a passageway on the side of a steep hill down which wood, coal, etc., are thrown or slid.n. A place for shooting rubbish into.n. A river-fall or rapid, especially one over which timber is floated or through which boats or canoes can shoot.n. An artificial contraction of the channel of a stream in order to increase the depth of the water.n. A part of a dam permanently open or opened at pleasure for any purpose, as to relieve the pressure at a time of high water or to permit the down ward passage of timber or boats.n. The game of shovelboard.n. A crick in the neck.n. A narrow, steep lane.In cricket, to bound low and close to the ground after pitching: said of a ball bowled.To cast or drop, as the claw of a lobster.n. A district or estate over which game is shot.n. See sprout, 1 .