Definitions of shot

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