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scoop

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scoop get the better of "the goal was to best the competition"
    • v scoop take out or up with or as if with a scoop "scoop the sugar out of the container"
    • n scoop a large ladle "he used a scoop to serve the ice cream"
    • n scoop the shovel or bucket of a dredge or backhoe
    • n scoop street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
    • n scoop a news report that is reported first by one news organization "he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials"
    • n scoop the quantity a scoop will hold
    • n scoop a hollow concave shape made by removing something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The last thing Elvis Presley ate before he died was four scoops of ice cream and 6 chocolate chip cookies
    • Scoop A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything; as, a flour scoop; the scoop of a dredging machine.
    • Scoop A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.
    • Scoop A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow. "Some had lain in the scoop of the rock."
    • Scoop a quantity sufficient to fill a scoop; -- used especially for ice cream, dispensed with an ice cream scoop; as, an ice cream cone with two scoops .
    • Scoop (Surg) A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
    • Scoop A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
    • Scoop an act of reporting (news, research results) before a rival; also called a beat.
    • Scoop news or information; as, what's the scoop on John's divorce?.
    • Scoop The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling.
    • Scoop To empty by lading; as, to scoop a well dry.
    • Scoop To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; to dig out; to form by digging or excavation. "Those carbuncles the Indians will scoop, so as to hold above a pint."
    • v. t Scoop to report a story first, before (a rival); to get a scoop, or a beat, on (a rival); -- used commonly in the passive; as, we were scooped . Also used in certain situations in scientific research, when one scientist or team of scientists reports their results before another who is working on the same problem.
    • Scoop To take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out. "He scooped the water from the crystal flood."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first safety feature for an automobile was invented in 1908 by John O'Leary. He patented a large net, to be installed on the front fender, to scoop pedestrians out of the way before they could be run over.
    • n scoop A utensil like a shovel, but having a short handle and a deep hollow receptacle capable of holding various small articles. Especially— A large shovel for grain.
    • n scoop Hence A coal-scuttle.
    • n scoop A basin-like cavity, natural or artificial; a hollow.
    • n scoop An instrument used in hollowing out anything, or in removing something out of a hollow or so as to leave a hollow: as, a cheese-scoop. Specifically— A spoon-shaped surgical instrument for extracting foreign bodies, as a bullet from a wound, etc.
    • n scoop The vizor or peak of a cap.
    • n scoop A big haul, as if in a scoop-net; in particular, a big haul of money made in speculation or in some similar way.
    • n scoop The act of scooping; a movement analogous to the act of scooping.
    • n scoop The securing and publishing by a newspaper of a piece of news in advance of its rivals; a “beat,” especially a “beat” of unusual success or importance.
    • scoop To take with or as with a scoop or a scoop-net: generally with out, up, or in: as, to scoop up water.
    • scoop Figuratively, to gather up as if with a scoop; hence, to gain by force or fraud.
    • scoop To empty as with a scoop or by lading; hence, to hollow out; excavate: commonly with out.
    • scoop To form by hollowing out as with a scoop.
    • scoop To take with a dredge, as oysters; dredge.
    • scoop In newspaper slang, to get the better of (a rival or rivals) by securing and publishing a piece of news in advance of it or them; get a “beat” on. See scoop, n., 8.
    • scoop To use a scoop; dredge, as for oysters.
    • scoop To feed; take food, as the right or whalebone whale. See scooping, n.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world's costliest coffee, at $130 a pound, is called Kopi Luwak. It is in the droppings of a type of marsupial that eats only the very best coffee beans. Plantation workers track them and scoop their precious poop.
    • v.t Scoop skōōp to lift up, as water, with something hollow: to empty with a ladle: to make hollow: to dig out: to dredge for grain: to get before a rival newspaper in publishing some important piece of news
    • n Scoop anything hollow for scooping: a large hollow shovel or ladle: a banker's shovel: a coal-scuttle: a haul of money made in speculation: a place hollowed out: a sweeping stroke:
    • n Scoop (Scot.) the peak of a cap: the act of beating another newspaper in publishing some news
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Quotations

  • D. H. Lawrence
    D.%20H.%20Lawrence
    “Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas!”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. scope, of Scand. origin; cf. Sw. skopa, akin to D. schop, a shovel, G. schüppe, and also to E. shove,. See Shovel

Usage

In literature:

There was a battered leather hat with a broad apron, or scoop, behind to protect the back.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
The people dwell either in huts or in caverns scooped out of the sides of hills, some of them very extensive.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
Select firm tomatoes and cut a slice from the tops and scoop out the centres with a spoon.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
The scoopings of the side grew black, and the patch of sky above more blue, as with many thoughts of Lorna, a long way underground I sank.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
However, she had to do the best she could, and really the shell scooped the sand out very well.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's" by Laura Lee Hope
Slyly he raised the sash and scooped up a big handful of snow from the broad ledge outside.
"The Mystery at Putnam Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
What is the effect of putting too many scoops of coal on a bright fire?
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
Walters scooped it up, spoke into it, listened for a moment, and handed it to Rand.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
The rest had been scooped out of the living tufa.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
They scooped up their water then and went back up the mountain.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
There were hand-holds scooped out here and there in the rock; foot-holds chiselled rudely; and all bore the mark of no little age.
"Wolf Breed" by Jackson Gregory
Extend the right arm straight ahead, drawing it in toward the body with a semi-circular scoop.
"Swimming Scientifically Taught" by Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
Being carnivorous and hungry, it scooped up the body of the water-cat and fed without any prolonged ceremony.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
A raw fish, cornered in the shallows and scooped out, furnished one of the best meals he had ever tasted.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
Cut a watermelon in halves, scoop out the entire center, taking out the seeds; chop in tray; add a cup of sugar.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
If there is no ready-made burrow to be had, then the wise fox sets to work and scoops out his own.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
All you have to do is to shoot it down and scoop it up with a steam shovel.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
Almost every settler scooped out a dam at the foot of a slope for water supply.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
The water strikes the concave bank with great force, and scoops it incessantly away.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The rest had been scooped out of the living tufa.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
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In poetry:

Thus he spake, and lowly stooping
O'er the Calasiris hem,
Took the holy water, scooping
With a bowl of lucid gem;
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Once I wet my sleeves
Scooping water
It's frozen now
On this first day of spring,
Will the wind melt it, I wonder?
"Once I wet my sleeves" by Ki no Tsurayuki
I have scooped my den with a crafty thumb
In the guts of an arid acre.
And it may not last till Kingdom Come
—But it will not cripple its maker.
"Architects" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Oh sapping waves!—oh mining waves!—
Under the oak's gnarled feet,
And tower, and village street,
Scooping by stealth in darkness myriad graves;—
"By the Seashore at Night" by Kate Seymour Maclean
And thou,--thy very name is lost!
The peasant only knows that here
Bold Alfred scoop'd thy flinty bier,
And pray'd a foeman's prayer, and tost
His auburn, head, and said 'One more
Of England's foes guards England's shore,'
"A Danish Barrow" by Francis Turner Palgrave
'How? fallen away?' Yes; just now there was a plain before the house, and
now it stands on a fearful height! The horizon has sunk, has gone down, and
from the very house drops an almost overhanging, as it were scooped-out,
black precipice.
"A Dream" by Ivan Turgenev

In news:

Old-timer had knack for getting the scoops.
In this image released by NASA on Tuesday Oct 30, shows a scoop of Martian soil collected by the NASA's Curiosity rover.
All this picture is missing is a big ol' scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Philly native's in the Plex ' gives inside scoop on Google.
In the South Florida video, the man is seen scooping up a small white dog from the driveway of a home.
This week Coco from Quadron gives the scoop on Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dan Mason, winner of Political Scoop contest.
The Scoop- Red Faced Guys are Hot.
MOC coaches share "inside scoop" about respective teams.
A $700,000 grant revived program to scoop up carcasses for nonprofits.
First--the inside scoop on this run you HAVE to do.
Everett park puts 'Scoop' Jackson in his rightful place.
Curiosity to scoop up Martian soil: First, it must rinse and spit.
The 1,982-pound explorer is now at a spot in Mars' Gale Crater called Rocknest, ready to use its robotic scoop for soil samples.
Shaw Looking to Scoop Up Angry Netflix Customers.
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In science:

But one may argue that we do not need to have the system send back its information using its own internal energy; the observer at infinity is in possession of infinite resources, and can just send a device to scoop up the system and bring it back to infinity, where he can measure its state at leisure.
Effective information loss outside the horizon
The contract with Wikileaks states that both papers are to publish the scoop simultaneously, or not at al l.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Despite the fact that the messages sent by Wikileaks to the papers both arrive by t + 3, and that the Midd leman’s messages arrive by t + 8, the papers must wait until t + 9 in order to ensure simultaneous publication of the scoop.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
However, if instead whenever you find particles in Well Y, you scoop them out and count them, and then close the box, you are making the X -> Y transition irreversible. The remaining particles within the wells will immediately re-equilibrate and more particles will tunnel from X to Y.
Comment on Book Review of `Quantum Evolution' (Johnjoe McFadden) by Mathew J. Donald
If you do this scooping frequently, each scoop will retrieve about 10 particles.
Comment on Book Review of `Quantum Evolution' (Johnjoe McFadden) by Mathew J. Donald
If you scoop often enough, you can shift all of the particles over to well Y.
Comment on Book Review of `Quantum Evolution' (Johnjoe McFadden) by Mathew J. Donald
Imagine that the man with the shot-glass watches what he is doing and compensates for an underfilled shot by following it with a shot with more than average filling, so that two successive glasses together scoop similar amount of water.
Correlation effects in sequential energy branching: an exact model of the Fano statistics
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