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Definitions of shot

  1. 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"
  2. the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
  3. an estimate based on little or no information
  4. a solid missile discharged from a firearm; " the shot buzzed past his ear"
  5. a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
  6. ( 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"
  7. an informal word for any attempt or effort; " he gave it his best shot"
  8. an attempt to score in a game
  9. 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"
  10. an explosive charge used in blasting
  11. 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"
  12. informal words for any attempt or effort; " he gave it his best shot"; " he took a stab at forecasting"
  13. sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put; " he trained at putting the shot"
  14. a person who shoots ( usually with respect to their ability to shoot); " he is a crack shot"; " a poor shooter"
  15. a chance to do something; " he wanted a shot at the champion"
  16. A marksman.
  17. of Shoot
  18. A cast of a net.
  19. The entire throw of nets at one time.
  20. A place or spot for setting nets.
  21. A single draft or catch of fish made.
  22. A spherical weight, to be put, or thrown, in competition for distance.
  23. A stroke or propulsive action in certain games, as in billiards, hockey, curling, etc.; also, a move, as in chess.
  24. A guess; conjecture; also, an attempt.
  25. imp. & amp; p. p. of Shoot.
  26. 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.
  27. A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.
  28. of Shot
  29. The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. A marksman; one who practices shooting; as, an exellent shot.
  33. To load with shot, as a gun.
  34. imp. & p. p. of Shoot.
  35. Small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, - used chiefly for killing game; as, bird shot; buckshot.
  36. Past tense and past participle of the verb shoot.
  37. 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.
  38. Pa. t. and pa. p. of SHOOT.
  39. 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.
  40. To load with shot:- pr. p. shotting; pa. p. shotted.
  41. Act of shooting; flight of a missile; a marksman; small pellets of lead; cannon- balls.
  42. Of to shoot.
  43. To load with shot or balls.
  44. To load with shot.
  45. Imp. & pp. of SHOOT, v.
  46. A missile, as of iron or lead, to be sent from a firearm; also, such missiles collectively.
  47. The act of shooting; a stroke or hit.
  48. The reach or range of a projectile.
  49. 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.
  50. To load with shot. Shot of a cable, the splicing of two cables together, or the whole length of two thus spliced.
  51. An assessed tax laid on according to ability to pay.
  52. 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.
  53. Reckoning; proportional share of expense incurred at a tavern.
  54. A young swine half grown, or less.
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Usage examples for shot

  1. The day before Norton was shot. – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
  2. 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
  3. I think it a pity they were not all shot. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  4. The lefthand dead shot. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  5. The man I shot was Jack Delawnay. – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  6. John Whitaker came up and took a shot at me. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  7. A shot fell to windward; another followed. – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
  8. Surely you must have heard the shot? – Swamp Island by Mildred A. Wirt
  9. Was he the man who shot Mr. Hasbrouck? – The Doctor, his Wife, and the Clock by Anna Katharine Green
  10. And with small shot too? – Winter Fun by William O. Stoddard
  11. Involuntarily I shot a glance downwards. – Above the Snow Line by Clinton Thomas Dent
  12. Then he shot at her suddenly. – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  13. Come on in and have a shot. – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  14. " We was ridin' through an' thought we heard a shot," said Selden. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  15. You ought to be shot. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  16. When one was shot down, half a dozen took his place. – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown
  17. All very well, as I have said, for fun, if you can pay the shot. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
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