shooting match

shoot match
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shoot mach]
    • /ʃut mætʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shoot mach]
    • /ʃut mætʃ/

Definitions of shooting match words

  • noun shooting match a contest in marksmanship. 1
  • noun shooting match Informal. a number of persons or things collectively. everything involved with a particular matter: He decided to sell the whole shooting match—his house, furniture, and car. 1
  • noun shooting match competition in using a gun 1
  • noun shooting match competition 1
  • noun shooting match a shooting competition 0
  • noun shooting match a gun fight 0

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Origin of shooting match

First appearance:

before 1740
One of the 48% newest English words
First recorded in 1740-50

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Parts of speech for Shooting match


shooting match popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 5% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

shooting match usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for shooting match

noun shooting match

  • bunch — A bunch of people is a group of people who share one or more characteristics or who are doing something together.
  • caboodle — a lot, bunch, or group (esp in the phrases the whole caboodle, the whole kit and caboodle)
  • concern — Concern is worry about a situation.
  • goings-on — conduct or behavior, especially when open to criticism: We had never seen such goings-on as at the last dance.
  • group — any collection or assemblage of persons or things; cluster; aggregation: a group of protesters; a remarkable group of paintings.

Antonyms for shooting match

noun shooting match

  • one — being or amounting to a single unit or individual or entire thing, item, or object rather than two or more; a single: one woman; one nation; one piece of cake.

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