Dictionary: SHOG – SHOP'LIKE

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SHOG, v.t.

To shake; to agitate. [Not in use.] – Carew.


Concussion. [Not in use.] Harmar.

SHOG'GLE, v.t.

To shake; to joggle. [Not in use. See Joggle.] – Pegge.

SHOLE, n. [Sax. sceol, a crowd.]

A throng; a crowd; a great multitude assembled. [This is the better orthography. See Shoal.]

SHONE, pp. [of Shine.]

SHOO, v.t. [G. scheuchen, to scare.]

To scare; to drive away by frightening; hence, be gone. [A word used in scaring away fowls, but used in the imperative only.]


In commerce, shooks are casks of hogshead staves prepared for use. Boards for boxes of sugar, prepared or fitted for use, bear the same name.

SHOOK, pp. [of Shake.]

SHOOK, v.t.

To pack staves in casks.

SHOON, n. [old plur. of Shoe.]



  1. The act of propelling or driving any thing with violence; the discharge of a fire-arm or bow; as, a good shoot. The Turkish bow giveth a very forcible shoot. – Bacon.
  2. The act of striking or endeavoring to strike with a missive weapon. Shak.
  3. A young branch. Prune off superfluous branches and shoots of this second spring. – Evelyn.
  4. A young swine. [In New England pronounced shote.]

SHOOT, v.i.

  1. To perform the act of discharging, sending with force, or driving any thing by means of an engine or instrument; as, to shoot at a target or mark. When you shoot and shut one eye. – Prior. The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him. – Gen. xlix.
  2. To germinate; to bud; to sprout; to send forth branches. Onions, as they hang, will shoot forth. – Bacon. But the wild olive shouts and shades the ungrateful plain. – Dryden. Delightful task, / To teach the young idea how to shoot. – Thomson.
  3. To form by shooting, or by an arrangement of particles into spiculae. Metals shoot into crystals. Every salt shoots into crystals of a determinate form.
  4. To be emitted, sent forth or driven along. There shot a streaming lamp along the sky. – Dryden.
  5. To protuberate; to be pushed out; to jut; to project. The land shoots into a promontory.
  6. To pass, as an arrow or pointed instrument; to penetrate. Thy words shoot through my heart. – Addison.
  7. To grow rapidly; to become by rapid growth. The boy soon shoots up to a man. He'll soon shoot up a hero. – Dryden.
  8. To move with velocity; as, a shooting star.
  9. To feel a quick darting pain. My temples shoot. To shoot ahead, to outstrip in running, flying or sailing.

SHOOT, v.t. [pret. and pp. shot. The old participle shotten is obsolete. Sax. sceotan, scytan, to shoot, to dart, to rush, to lay out or bestow, to transfer, to point with the forger, whence to lead or direct; G. schossen, to shoot, and to pay scot, also schiessen, to shoot, to dart; D. schieten; Sw. skiuta; Dan. skyder; Ir. sceithim, to vomit; sciot, an arrow or dart; It. scattare, to shoot an arrow; scateo, to shoot out water; W. ysguthaw, ysgudaw, to scud; ysgwdu, to thrust; ysgythu, to spout. It is formed with a prefix on Gd.]

  1. To let fly and drive with force; as, to shoot an arrow.
  2. To discharge and cause to be driven with violence; as, to shoot a ball.
  3. To send off with force, to dart. And from about her shot darts of desire. – Milton.
  4. To let off; used of the instrument. The two ends of a bow shot off, fly from one another. – Boyle.
  5. To strike with any thing shot; as, to shoot one with an arrow or a bullet.
  6. To send out; to push forth; as, a plant shoots a branch.
  7. To push out; to emit; to dart; to thrust forth. Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting. – Dryden.
  8. To push forward; to drive; to propel; as, to shoot a bolt.
  9. To push out; to thrust forward. They shoot out the lip. – Ps. xxii. The phrase, to shoot out the lip, signifies to treat with derision or contempt.
  10. To pass through with swiftness; as, to shoot the Stygian flood. – Dryden.
  11. To fit each other by planing; a workman's term. Two piece's of wood that are shot, that is, planed or pared with a chisel. – Moxon.
  12. To kill by a ball, arrow or other thing shot; as, to shoot a duck.


One that shoots; an archer; a gunner. – Herbert.


  1. The act of discharging fire-arms, or of sending an arrow with force; a firing.
  2. Sensation of a quick glancing pain.
  3. In Sportsmanship, the act or practice of killing game with guns or fire-arms.


Discharging, as fire-arms; driving or sending with violence; pushing out; protuberating; germinating; branching; glancing, as pain.


Of equal growth or size. – Grose.

SHOP, n. [Norm. schope; Sax. sceoppa, a depository, from sceapian, to form or shape; Sw. skåp, a repository; Dan. skab, a cupboard or chest of drawers. Qu. Fr. echoppe.]

  1. A building in which goods, wares, drugs, &c. are sold by retail.
  2. A building in which mechanics work, and where they keep their manufactures for sale. Keep your shop, and your shop will keep you. – Franklin.

SHOP, v.i.

To visit shops for purchasing goods; used chiefly in the participle; as, the lady is shopping.

SHOP'BOARD, n. [shop and board.]

A bench on which work is performed; as, a doctor or divine taken from the shopboard. South.

SHOP'BOOK, n. [shop and book.]

A book in which a tradesman keeps his accounts. – Locke.

SHOP'KEEP-ER, n. [shop and keep.]

A trader who sells goods in a shop or by retail; in distinction from a merchant, or one who sells by wholesale. – Addison.

SHOP'LIFT-ER, n. [shop and lift. See Lift.]

One who steals any thing in a shop, or takes goods privately from a shop; one who under pretense of buying goods, takes occasion to steal. – Encyc.


Larceny committed in a shop; the stealing of any thing from a shop.


Low; vulgar. – B. Jonson.