Shoot vs Vernine - What's the difference?

shoot | vernine |

As nouns the difference between shoot and vernine

is that shoot is the emerging stem and embryonic leaves of a new plant while vernine is (organic compound) an alkaloid extracted from the shoots of the vetch, red clover, etc, as a white crystalline substance.

As a verb shoot

is to launch a projectile.

As an interjection shoot

is .



Etymology 1

From (etyl) shoten, from (etyl) .


  • To launch a projectile.
  • # (label) To fire (a weapon that releases a projectile).
  • # (label) To fire (a projectile).
  • #* (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • If you please / To shoot an arrow that self way.
  • # (label) To fire a projectile at (a person or target).
  • # (label) To cause a weapon to discharge a projectile.
  • # (label) To ejaculate.
  • # To begin to speak.
  • # (label) To discharge a missile; said of a weapon.
  • # To dismiss or do away with.
  • # To photograph.
  • To move or act quickly or suddenly.
  • # (label) To move very quickly and suddenly.
  • #* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • 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.
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges
  • # To go over or pass quickly through.
  • #* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Sheshoots the Stygian sound.
  • # (label) To tip (something, especially coal) down a chute.
  • # (label) To penetrate, like a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation.
  • #* (Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • Thy words shoot through my heart.
  • # To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
  • #* (George Herbert) (1593-1633)
  • These preachers make / His head to shoot and ache.
  • # (label) To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
  • #* (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • If the menstruum be overcharged, metals will shoot into crystals.
  • # To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
  • #* (Beaumont and Fletcher) (1603-1625)
  • an honest weaver as ever shot shuttle
  • #* (1800-1859)
  • a pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot corpses by scores
  • # To send to someone.
  • (label) To act or achieve.
  • # (label) To lunge.
  • # (label) 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).
  • # To make the stated score.
  • (label) To measure the distance and direction to (a point).
  • To inject a drug (such as heroin) intravenously.
  • To develop, move forward.
  • # To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
  • #* (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • Onions, as they hang, will shoot forth.
  • #* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • But the wild olive shoots , and shades the ungrateful plain.
  • # To grow; to advance.
  • #* (Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • Well shot in years he seemed.
  • #* (1700-1748)
  • Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, / To teach the young idea how to shoot .
  • # (label) To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
  • # To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; often with out .
  • #* Bible, (Psalms) xxii. 7
  • They shoot out the lip, they shake the head.
  • #* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting.
  • To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend.
  • * (Charles Dickens) (1812-1870)
  • There shot up against the dark sky, tall, gaunt, straggling houses.
  • (label) To plane straight; to fit by planing.
  • * (Joseph Moxon) (1627-1691)
  • two pieces of wood that are shot , that is, planed or else pared with a paring chisel
  • To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.(w)
  • * (1809-1892)
  • The tangled water courses slept, / Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow.
    Derived terms
    * like shooting fish in a barrel * re-shoot * shoot down * shooter * shoot from the hip * shoot from the lip * shoot one's bolt * shoot oneself in the foot * shoot one's mouth off * shoot one's wad * shoot the boots * shoot the bull * shoot the messenger * shoot up


    (en noun)
  • The emerging stem and embryonic leaves of a new plant.
  • * Evelyn
  • Superfluous branches and shoots of this second spring.
  • A photography session.
  • A hunt or shooting competition.
  • (professional wrestling, slang) An event that is unscripted or legitimate.
  • The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • The Turkish bow giveth a very forcible shoot .
  • * Drayton
  • One underneath his horse to get a shoot doth stalk.
  • A rush of water; a rapid.
  • (mining) A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.
  • (Knight)
  • (weaving) A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
  • A shoat; a young pig.
  • An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; a chute.
  • (Webster 1913)
    Derived terms
    * (hunt or shooting competition) turkey shoot

    Etymology 2

    minced oath for (shit)


    (en interjection)
  • Didn't you have a concert tonight?
    Shoot! I forgot! I have to go and get ready...
    * (mild expletive) darn, dash, fiddlesticks, shucks




  • (organic compound) An alkaloid extracted from the shoots of the vetch, red clover, etc., as a white crystalline substance.
  • (Webster 1913) ----