Scoop is defined as a bowl-shaped utensil used for removing or moving an amount of something.noun
An example of a scoop is the utensil used to take ice cream out of a container and place it on a cone.
The definition of scoop is a lower, rounded neckline of a garment.adjective
An example of scoop as an adjective is the phrase scoop neck dress which is a dress that shows cleavage.
To scoop is to dig out or hollow out.verb
An example of to scoop is to removed flour from a canister using a small shovel-like tool.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- any of various utensils shaped like a small shovel or a ladle; specif.,
- a kitchen utensil used to take up sugar, flour, etc.
- a small utensil with a round bowl, for dishing up ice cream, mashed potatoes, etc.
- a small, spoonlike surgical instrument
- the deep shovel of a dredge or steam shovel, which takes up sand, dirt, etc.
- the act or motion of taking up with or as with a scoop
- the amount taken up at one time by a scoop
- a hollowed-out place
- ☆ Informal
- the publication or broadcast of a news item before a competitor; beat
- such a news item
- current, esp. confidential, information
Origin: ME scope < MDu schope, bailing vessel, schoppe, a shovel, akin to Ger schpfen, to dip out, create
- to take up or out with or as with a scoop
- to empty by bailing
- to dig (out); hollow (out)
- to make by digging out
- to gather (in or up) as if with a scoop
- ☆ Informal to publish or broadcast a news item before (a competitor)
- scooper noun
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- a. A shovellike utensil, usually having a deep curved dish and a short handle: a flour scoop.b. The amount that such a utensil can hold.
- a. A thick-handled cuplike utensil for dispensing balls of ice cream or other semisoft food, often having a sweeping band in the cup that is levered by the thumb to free the contents.b. A portion of food gathered with this utensil.
- A ladle; a dipper.
- An implement for bailing water from a boat.
- A narrow, spoon-shaped instrument for surgical extraction in cavities or cysts.
- The bucket or shovel, as of a dredge or backhoe.
- A hollow area; a cavity.
- An opening, as on the body of a motor vehicle, by which a fluid is directed inward: “The [sports car] has . . . enough scoops and spoilers to get you a citation just standing still” (Mark Weinstein).
- A scooping movement or action.
- Informal An exclusive news story acquired by luck or initiative before a competitor.
- Informal Current information or details: What's the scoop on the new neighbors?
- To take up or dip into with or as if with a scoop.
- To hollow out by digging.
- To gather or collect swiftly and unceremoniously; grab: scoop up a handful of jelly beans.
- Informal To top or outmaneuver (a competitor) in acquiring and publishing an important news story.
Origin: Middle English scope, from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German schōpe, bucket for bailing water.
- scoopˈer noun
- scoopˈfulˌ noun
left to right: flour and ice cream scoops