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. varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; " changeable taffeta"; " chatoyant ( or shot) silk"; " a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"
  4. an estimate based on little or no information
  5. the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; " the nurse gave him a flu shot"
  6. a small drink of liquor; " he poured a shot of whiskey"
  7. a solid missile discharged from a firearm; " the shot buzzed past his ear"
  8. a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
  9. the act of firing a projectile; " his shooting was slow but accurate"
  10. ( 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"
  11. an informal word for any attempt or effort; " he gave it his best shot"
  12. an attempt to score in a game
  13. 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"
  14. an explosive charge used in blasting
  15. 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"
  16. informal words for any attempt or effort; " he gave it his best shot"; " he took a stab at forecasting"
  17. sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put; " he trained at putting the shot"
  18. a person who shoots ( usually with respect to their ability to shoot); " he is a crack shot"; " a poor shooter"
  19. a chance to do something; " he wanted a shot at the champion"
  20. A marksman.
  21. of Shoot
  22. A cast of a net.
  23. The entire throw of nets at one time.
  24. A place or spot for setting nets.
  25. A single draft or catch of fish made.
  26. A spherical weight, to be put, or thrown, in competition for distance.
  27. A stroke or propulsive action in certain games, as in billiards, hockey, curling, etc.; also, a move, as in chess.
  28. A guess; conjecture; also, an attempt.
  29. imp. & amp; p. p. of Shoot.
  30. 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.
  31. A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.
  32. of Shot
  33. The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. A marksman; one who practices shooting; as, an exellent shot.
  37. To load with shot, as a gun.
  38. imp. & p. p. of Shoot.
  39. Small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, - used chiefly for killing game; as, bird shot; buckshot.
  40. Past tense and past participle of the verb shoot.
  41. 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.
  42. Pa. t. and pa. p. of SHOOT.
  43. 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.
  44. To load with shot:- pr. p. shotting; pa. p. shotted.
  45. Act of shooting; flight of a missile; a marksman; small pellets of lead; cannon- balls.
  46. Of to shoot.
  47. To load with shot or balls.
  48. To load with shot.
  49. Imp. & pp. of SHOOT, v.
  50. A missile, as of iron or lead, to be sent from a firearm; also, such missiles collectively.
  51. The act of shooting; a stroke or hit.
  52. The reach or range of a projectile.
  53. 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.
  54. To load with shot. Shot of a cable, the splicing of two cables together, or the whole length of two thus spliced.
  55. An assessed tax laid on according to ability to pay.
  56. 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.
  57. Reckoning; proportional share of expense incurred at a tavern.
  58. A young swine half grown, or less.

Usage examples for shot

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