A scoop of ice cream.
- The definition of scoop is a lower, rounded neckline of a garment.
An example of scoop as an adjective is the phrase scoop neck dress which is a dress that shows cleavage.
- Scoop is defined as a bowl-shaped utensil used for removing or moving an amount of something.
An example of a scoop is the utensil used to take ice cream out of a container and place it on a cone.
- To scoop is to dig out or hollow out.
An example of to scoop is to removed flour from a canister using a small shovel-like tool.
- 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 power 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 of scoopMiddle English scope ; from Middle Dutch schope, bailing vessel, schoppe, a shovel, akin to German schöpfen, 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)
- a. A shovellike utensil, usually having a deep curved dish and a short handle: a flour scoop.b. 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.c. A ladle; a dipper.d. An implement for bailing water from a boat.e. A narrow, spoon-shaped instrument for surgical extraction in cavities or cysts.f. A bucket or shovel of a dredge, backhoe, or other digging machine.g. The amount that any of these utensils, implements, or containers can hold: ate two scoops of ice cream.
- A scooping movement or action: made a nice scoop to catch the ball.
- Informal a. An exclusive news story acquired by luck or initiative before a competitor.b. Current information or details: What's the scoop on the new neighbors?
- A rounded, usually low-cut neckline, as on a blouse or dress. Also called scoop neck, scoop neckline.
- 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 &ellipsis; enough scoops and spoilers to get you a citation just standing still” (Mark Weinstein).
transitive verbscooped, scoop·ing, scoops
- To take up and often reposition with a scoop: scooped popcorn into a bag.
- To hollow out by digging.
- To pick up, gather, or collect swiftly and smoothly: scoop up a handful of jelly beans.
- Informal To top or outmaneuver (a competitor) in acquiring and publishing an important news story.
Origin of scoopMiddle English scope, from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German sch&omacron;pe, bucket for bailing water.
left to right: flour and ice-cream scoops
- Any cup- or bowl-shaped tool, usually with a handle, used to lift and move loose or soft solid material.
- She kept a scoop in the dog food.
- The amount or volume of loose or solid material held by a particular scoop.
- Use one scoop of coffee for each pot.
- I'll have one scoop of chocolate ice-cream.
- The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shovelling.
- A story or fact; especially, news learned and reported before anyone else.
- He listened carefully, in hopes of getting the scoop on the debate.
- (automotive) An opening in a hood/bonnet or other body panel to admit air, usually for cooling the engine.
- The digging attachment on a front-end loader.
- A covered opening in an automobile's hood which allows cold air to enter the area beneath the hood.
- A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.
- A spoon-shaped surgical instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.
- A special spinal board used by EMS staff that divides laterally to literally scoop up patients.
- A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
(third-person singular simple present scoops, present participle scooping, simple past and past participle scooped)
- To lift, move, or collect with a scoop or as though with a scoop.
- He used both hands to scoop water and splash it on his face.
- To learn something, especially something worthy of a news article, before (someone else).
- The paper across town scooped them on the City Hall scandal.
- (music, often with "up") To begin a vocal note slightly below the target pitch and then to slide up to the target pitch, especially in country music.
- To consume an alcoholic beverage.
- He was caught scooping in the local park.