Scoop Definition

sko͝op
scooped, scooping, scoops
noun
scoops
Any of various utensils shaped like a small shovel or a ladle.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
A ladle; a dipper.
American Heritage
The act or motion of taking up with or as with a scoop.
Webster's New World
The amount taken up at one time by a scoop.
Webster's New World
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verb
scooped, scooping, scoops
To take up or out with or as with a scoop.
Webster's New World
To empty by bailing.
Webster's New World
To dig (out); hollow (out)
Webster's New World
To make by digging out.
Webster's New World
To gather (in or up) as if with a scoop.
Webster's New World
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adjective
Designating a rounded, somewhat low neckline in a dress, etc.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Scoop

Noun

Singular:
scoop
Plural:
scoops

Origin of Scoop

  • Middle English scope from Middle Dutch Middle Low German schōpe bucket for bailing water

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Related to shovel. Compare Dutch schop (“spade").

    From Wiktionary

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