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scanner Tweet Definition of scanner Like Definition of scanner on Facebook
  1. Something or somebody which scans.
He put the picture in the , then e-mailed a copy of it to his family.
shoot Tweet Definition of shoot Like Definition of shoot on Facebook
  1. The bud of a plant.
  2. A photography session.
  3. (professional wrestling slang) In professional wrestling, an event that is unscripted or legitimate.
verb (shoots, shooting, shot, shot, or rarely shotten)
  1. To fire one or more shots.
The man, in a desperate bid for freedom, grabbed his gun and started shooting anyone he could.
  1. To hit with a shot.
He was shot by a police officer.
  1. To move very quickly and suddenly.
After an initial lag, the experimental group's scores shot past the control group's scores in the fourth week.
  1. To photograph.
  2. To blame a messenger for the contents of the message.
Please don't the messenger.
  1. (professional wrestling) In professional wrestling, to deviate from kayfabe, either intentionally or accidentally; to actually connect with unchoreographed fighting blows and maneuvers, or speak one's mind (instead of an agreed-to script).
  2. (surveying) To measure the distance and direction to (a point).
  3. (sports) To make the stated score.
In my round of golf yesterday I shot a 76.
sight Tweet Definition of sight Like Definition of sight on Facebook
  1. the ability to see
  2. something seen
    • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 236d.
    • : He's a really remarkable mean and it's very hard to get him in one's sights;
      1. something worth seeing
      2. a device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target
  1. (transitive) to visually register
  2. (transitive) to get sight of (something)
  3. (transitive) to take aim at
spirit level Tweet Definition of spirit level Like Definition of spirit level on Facebook
  1. A tool employing a chamber with a colored liquid (usually alcohol, hence spirit) and an air bubble, used to determine a horizontal or vertical reference line.
stadia Tweet Definition of stadia Like Definition of stadia on Facebook
noun &
  1. A surveying method for a determination of distances and differences of elevation by means of a telescopic instrument having two horizontal lines through which the marks on a graduate rod are observed.
  2. (irregular plural of, stadion)
  3. (irregular plural of, stadium)
survey Tweet Definition of survey Like Definition of survey on Facebook
  1. The act of surveying; a general view, as from above.
"Under his proud survey the city lies." -Sir J. Denham.
  1. A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of all the parts or particulars of a thing, with a design to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality; as, a survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.
  2. The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of, as any part of the earth's surface, whether land or water; also, a measured plan and description of any portion of country, or of a road or line through it.
  1. To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country.
"Round he surveys and well might, where he stood, So high above." -Milton.
  1. To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.
"With such altered looks, . . . All pale and speechless, he surveyed me round." -Dryden.
  1. To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of; as, to survey a building in order to determine its value and exposure to loss by fire.
  2. To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurements, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry; as, to survey land or a coast.
  3. To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same.
surveying Tweet Definition of surveying Like Definition of surveying on Facebook
  1. the art and science of accurately determining the position of points and the distances between them.

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