germinate vs shoot what difference

what is difference between germinate and shoot



Latin germinatus, past participle of germinare (to sprout).


  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɜː(ɹ)mɪneɪt/


germinate (third-person singular simple present germinates, present participle germinating, simple past and past participle germinated)

  1. (intransitive, botany, horticulture) Of a seed, to begin to grow, to sprout roots and leaves.
    • the Chalcites, which hath a Spirit that will put forth and germinate
  2. (transitive) To cause to grow; to produce.


  • ackerspyre (Chester)



  • germanite, reteaming




  1. inflection of germinare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative


  • emigrante, meringate, regimante, regimenta, remigante, tergemina




  1. vocative masculine singular of germinātus



  • IPA(key): /ʃuːt/
  • Rhymes: -uːt
  • Homophone: chute

Etymology 1

From Middle English shoten, from Old English scēotan, from Proto-West Germanic *skeutan, from Proto-Germanic *skeutaną, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kéwd-e-ti, from *(s)kewd- (to shoot, throw).


shoot (third-person singular simple present shoots, present participle shooting, simple past shot, past participle shot or (rare) shotten)

  1. To launch a projectile.
    1. (transitive) To fire (a weapon that releases a projectile).
    2. (transitive) To fire (a projectile).
      Synonym: (of an arrow) loose
    3. (transitive) To fire a projectile at (a person or target).
    4. (intransitive) To cause a weapon to discharge a projectile.
    5. (intransitive) To hunt birds, etc. with a gun.
    6. (transitive) To hunt on (a piece of land); to kill game in or on.
      • 1969, Game Conservancy (Great Britain), Annual Review (issues 1-8, page 16)
        Although the estate had been shot previously, there had been no effective keepering and little success with the pheasants released.
    7. (gambling) To throw dice.
      • 1980, John Scarne, Scarne on Dice (page 275)
        Then, when it was his turn to shoot, he reached out with a completely empty hand and caught the dice the stickman threw to him.
    8. (transitive, slang) To ejaculate.
    9. (intransitive, usually, as imperative) To begin to speak.
    10. (intransitive) To discharge a missile; said of a weapon.
    11. (transitive, figuratively) To dismiss or do away with.
    12. (transitive, intransitive, analogous) To photograph.
    13. (transitive, intransitive, analogous, film, television) To film.
    14. (transitive) To push or thrust a bolt quickly; hence, to open a lock.
  2. To move or act quickly or suddenly.
    1. (intransitive) To move very quickly and suddenly.
      • There shot a streaming lamp along the sky.
      • 1884: Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter VII
        It didn’t take me long to get there. I shot past the head at a ripping rate, the current was so swift, and then I got into the dead water and landed on the side towards the Illinois shore.
    2. To go over or pass quickly through.
      • She […] shoots the Stygian sound.
      • 2005, R. G. Crouch, The Coat: The Origin and Times of Doggett’s Famous Wager (page 40)
        It was approaching the time when watermen would not shoot the bridge even without a passenger aboard.
    3. (transitive) To tip (something, especially coal) down a chute.
    4. (transitive) To penetrate, like a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation.
      • Thy words shoot through my heart.
    5. (obsolete, intransitive) To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
      • These preachers make / His head to shoot and ache.
    6. (obsolete) To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
      • 1802, Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query VII.
        The north-east [wind] is loaded with vapor, insomuch, that the salt-makers have found that their crystals would not shoot while that blows.
    7. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
      • c. 1608-1610, Beaumont and Fletcher, The Coxcomb
        an honest weaver as ever shot shuttle
    8. (informal, transitive) To send to someone.
  3. (sports) To act or achieve.
    1. (wrestling) To lunge.
    2. (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 script).
    3. To make the stated score.
  4. (surveying) To measure the distance and direction to (a point).
  5. (transitive, intransitive, colloquial) To inject a drug (such as heroin) intravenously.
  6. To develop, move forward.
    1. To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
      • 1709, John Dryden, Georgics
        But the wild olive shoots, and shades the ungrateful plain.
    2. To grow; to advance.
      • Well shot in years he seemed.
      • 1728, James Thomson, “Spring”
        Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, / To teach the young idea how to shoot.
    3. (nautical) To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
    4. (transitive) To travel or ride on (breaking waves) rowards the shore.
    5. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; often with out.
      • They shoot out the lip, they shake the head.
      • Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting.
  7. To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend.
    • 1836, Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers Chapter 49
      There shot up against the dark sky, tall, gaunt, straggling houses.
  8. (carpentry) To plane straight; to fit by planing.
    • 1677, Joseph Moxon, Mechanick Exercises: Or, The Doctrine of Handy-works
      two Pieces of Wood are Shot (that is Plained) or else they are Pared […] with a Pairing-chissel
  9. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.W
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, The Dying Swan
      The tangled water courses slept, / Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow.
  10. (card games) To shoot the moon.
  11. (aviation) To carry out, or attempt to carry out (an approach to an airport runway).
  12. To carry out a seismic survey with geophones in an attempt to detect oil.
    • 1986, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Moratoria: Hearing (page 438)
      Once the area is ready to “shoot,” the seismic crew places geophones and cables along the line of the profile to be recorded.
  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:shoot.
Derived terms
  • Catalan: xut
  • Greek: σουτ (sout)
  • Persian: شوت(šut)
  • Portuguese: chuto, chute
  • Romanian: șut
  • Vietnamese: sút


shoot (plural shoots)

  1. The emerging stem and embryonic leaves of a new plant.
    • Prune off yet also superfluous branches, and shoots of this second spring.
  2. A photography session.
  3. A hunt or shooting competition.
  4. (professional wrestling, slang) An event that is unscripted or legitimate.
  5. The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot.
    • 1612, Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion
      One underneath his horse to get a shoot doth stalk.
  6. A rush of water; a rapid.
  7. (weaving) A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
  8. A shoat; a young pig.
  9. (mining) A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.
    • 1901, Frank Lee Hess, report. Rare Metals. TIN, TUNGSTEN, AND TANTALUM IN SOUTH DAKOTA.
      In the western dike is a shoot about 4 feet in diameter carrying a considerable sprinkling of cassiterite, ore which in quantity would undoubtedly be worth mining. The shoot contains a large amount of muscovite mica with quartz and very little or no feldspar…
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  10. An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, ore, etc., are caused to slide; a chute.
    • 1891, New South Wales. Supreme Court, The New South Wales Law Reports (volume 12, page 238)
      That there was no evidence before the jury that at the time of the accident the timber shoot was worked by the defendant company.
  11. (card games) The act of taking all point cards in one hand.
  12. A seismic survey carried out with geophones in an attempt to detect oil.
    • 1980, The Williston Basin, 1980 (page 159)
      Once the last line of cable has been retrieved, there is little evidence that a shoot has been conducted.
Derived terms
  • (hunt or shooting competition): turkey shoot
  • Catalan: xut
  • Portuguese: chuto

Etymology 2

Minced oath for shit.



  1. A mild expletive, expressing disbelief or disdain
    Didn’t you have a concert tonight?
    Shoot! I forgot! I have to go and get ready…
  • (mild expletive): darn, dash, fiddlesticks, shucks, sugar


  • Hoots, Htoos, Sotho, hoots, sooth, toosh

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