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Definitions of shot

  1. the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
  2. the act of firing a projectile; " his shooting was slow but accurate"
  3. Past tense and past participle of the verb shoot.
  4. sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put; " he trained at putting the shot"
  5. a solid missile discharged from a firearm; " the shot buzzed past his ear"
  6. The flight of a missile, or the distance which it is, or can be, thrown; as, the vessel was distant more than a cannon shot.
  7. an estimate based on little or no information
  8. A young swine half grown, or less.
  9. A guess; conjecture; also, an attempt.
  10. A stroke or propulsive action in certain games, as in billiards, hockey, curling, etc.; also, a move, as in chess.
  11. An assessed tax laid on according to ability to pay.
  12. an explosive charge used in blasting
  13. a chance to do something; " he wanted a shot at the champion"
  14. A cast of a net.
  15. The entire throw of nets at one time.
  16. A marksman.
  17. Balls or bullets for firearms; globules of lead for killing birds or small animals; the flight of a missile, or the distance over which it passes; a marksman; in Scot. among fishermen, the whole sweep of nets thrown out of one time; the draught of fishes made by a net; familiarly, the turn next in order; a stroke or move in play.
  18. To load with shot:- pr. p. shotting; pa. p. shotted.
  19. The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile.
  20. A spherical weight, to be put, or thrown, in competition for distance.
  21. Discharge of a missile weapon; a missile, particularly a ball or bullet; small balls of lead or iron for fowling- pieces; the flight of a missile; a marksman; a tavern reckoning.
  22. Imp. & pp. of SHOOT, v.
  23. a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
  24. Of to shoot.
  25. a blow hard enough to cause injury; " he is still recovering from a shot to his leg"; " I caught him with a solid shot to the chin"
  26. A missile weapon, particularly a ball or bullet; specifically, whatever is discharged as a projectile from firearms or cannon by the force of an explosive.
  27. ( sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; " it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; " a good shot require good balance and tempo"; " he left me an almost impossible shot"
  28. A missile, as of iron or lead, to be sent from a firearm; also, such missiles collectively.
  29. To load with shot, as a gun.
  30. The act of shooting; the discharge of a firearm, etc.; a missile, especially a solid bullet or ball: small balls of lead for killing game; the range of a missile; range in general; as, within gunshot or earshot; in certain games, as croquet or billiards, a stroke or blow; a marksman; as, he is a good shot.
  31. imp. & p. p. of Shoot.
  32. a person who shoots ( usually with respect to their ability to shoot); " he is a crack shot"; " a poor shooter"
  33. of Shot
  34. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; " his parting shot was ` drop dead'"; " she threw shafts of sarcasm"; " she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
  35. Pa. t. and pa. p. of SHOOT.
  36. A place or spot for setting nets.
  37. The act of shooting; a stroke or hit.
  38. A single draft or catch of fish made.
  39. To load with shot or balls.
  40. The reach or range of a projectile.
  41. an attempt to score in a game
  42. an informal word for any attempt or effort; " he gave it his best shot"
  43. Small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, - used chiefly for killing game; as, bird shot; buckshot.
  44. To load with shot.
  45. A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.
  46. imp. & amp; p. p. of Shoot.
  47. of Shoot
  48. Act of shooting; flight of a missile; a marksman; small pellets of lead; cannon- balls.
  49. To load with shot. Shot of a cable, the splicing of two cables together, or the whole length of two thus spliced.
  50. A marksman; one who practices shooting; as, an exellent shot.
  51. an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand- held camera; " my snapshots haven't been developed yet"; " he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"
  52. Woven in such a way as to produce an effect of variegation, of changeable tints, or of being figured; as, shot silks. See Shoot, v. t., 8.
  53. Act of shooting: a marksman: a missile: flight of a missile or the distance passed by it: small globules of lead: ( gun.) solid projectiles generally.
  54. Reckoning; proportional share of expense incurred at a tavern.
  55. informal words for any attempt or effort; " he gave it his best shot"; " he took a stab at forecasting"
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Usage examples for shot

  1. And with small shot too? – Winter Fun by William O. Stoddard
  2. Come on in and have a shot. – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. John Whitaker came up and took a shot at me. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  4. Involuntarily I shot a glance downwards. – Above the Snow Line by Clinton Thomas Dent
  5. All very well, as I have said, for fun, if you can pay the shot. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  6. A shot fell to windward; another followed. – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
  7. The lefthand dead shot. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  8. When one was shot down, half a dozen took his place. – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown
  9. " We was ridin' through an' thought we heard a shot," said Selden. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  10. As it happens, I have never shot but one man, and I didn't care very much for that. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  11. Then he shot at her suddenly. – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  12. The man I shot was Jack Delawnay. – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  13. You ought to be shot. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  14. Surely you must have heard the shot? – Swamp Island by Mildred A. Wirt
  15. I think it a pity they were not all shot. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  16. The day before Norton was shot. – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
  17. Was he the man who shot Mr. Hasbrouck? – The Doctor, his Wife, and the Clock by Anna Katharine Green
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