Definition of Shot

1. Noun. The act of firing a projectile. "His shooting was slow but accurate"

Exact synonyms: Shooting
Generic synonyms: Actuation, Propulsion
Specialized synonyms: Shoot, Countershot, Discharge, Firing, Firing Off, Gunfire, Gunshot, Headshot, Shellfire, Potshot
Terms within: Fire Control
Derivative terms: Shoot



2. Adjective. Varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles. "A dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"
Exact synonyms: Changeable, Chatoyant, Iridescent
Similar to: Colorful, Colourful
Derivative terms: Changeableness, Iridesce, Iridescence

3. Noun. A solid missile discharged from a firearm. "The shot buzzed past his ear"
Exact synonyms: Pellet
Specialized synonyms: Bb, Bb Shot, Bird Shot, Buckshot, Duck Shot, Grape, Grapeshot, Ball, Musket Ball
Group relationships: Canister, Canister Shot, Case Shot
Generic synonyms: Missile, Projectile

4. Noun. (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand. "He left me an almost impossible shot"
Exact synonyms: Stroke
Terms within: Follow-through
Specialized synonyms: Break, Cannon, Carom, Masse, Masse Shot, Miscue, Cut, Undercut, Swipe, Tennis Shot, Tennis Stroke, Baseball Swing, Cut, Swing, Golf Shot, Golf Stroke, Swing
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Maneuver, Manoeuvre, Play
Derivative terms: Stroke

5. Noun. A chance to do something. "He wanted a shot at the champion"
Exact synonyms: Crack
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Chance, Opportunity

6. Noun. A person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot). "A poor shooter"
Exact synonyms: Shooter
Generic synonyms: Expert
Specialized synonyms: Crack Shot, Marksman, Sharpshooter, Gun, Gunman, Trapshooter
Derivative terms: Shoot, Shoot, Shoot

7. Noun. A consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film.
Exact synonyms: Scene
Generic synonyms: Exposure, Photo, Photograph, Pic, Picture
Group relationships: Film, Flick, Motion Picture, Motion-picture Show, Movie, Moving Picture, Moving-picture Show, Pic, Picture, Picture Show
Specialized synonyms: Outtake

8. Noun. The act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe. "The nurse gave him a flu shot"

9. Noun. A small drink of liquor. "He poured a shot of whiskey"
Exact synonyms: Nip
Generic synonyms: Small Indefinite Amount, Small Indefinite Quantity

10. Noun. An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect. "She takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
Exact synonyms: Barb, Dig, Gibe, Jibe, Shaft, Slam
Generic synonyms: Comment, Input, Remark
Specialized synonyms: Cheap Shot
Derivative terms: Gibe

11. Noun. An estimate based on little or no information.
Exact synonyms: Dead Reckoning, Guess, Guessing, Guesswork
Generic synonyms: Approximation, Estimate, Estimation, Idea
Derivative terms: Guess, Guess, Guess

12. Noun. An informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera. "He tried to get unposed shots of his friends"
Exact synonyms: Snap, Snapshot
Generic synonyms: Exposure, Photo, Photograph, Pic, Picture
Derivative terms: Snap

13. Noun. Sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put. "He trained at putting the shot"
Generic synonyms: Sports Equipment

14. Noun. An explosive charge used in blasting.

15. Noun. A blow hard enough to cause injury. "I caught him with a solid shot to the chin"
Generic synonyms: Blow
Specialized synonyms: Cheap Shot

16. Noun. An attempt to score in a game.
Specialized synonyms: Basketball Shot, Slapshot, Headshot
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try

17. Noun. Informal words for any attempt or effort. "He took a stab at forecasting"
Exact synonyms: Stab
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try

18. Noun. The launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination.
Exact synonyms: Blastoff
Generic synonyms: Rocket Firing, Rocket Launching
Derivative terms: Blast Off

Definition of Shot

1. a. 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.

2. n. A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.

3. n. The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile.

4. v. t. To load with shot, as a gun.

5. n. A cast of a net.

Definition of Shot

1. Adjective. (colloquial) Worn out. ¹

2. Adjective. (Of material, especially silk) Woven from warp and weft strands of different colours, resulting in an iridescent appearance. ¹

3. Adjective. tired, weary ¹

4. Noun. The result of launching a projectile or bullet. ¹

5. Noun. (sports) The act of launching a ball or similar object toward a goal. ¹

6. Noun. (athletics) The heavy iron ball used for the shot put. ¹

7. Noun. Small metal balls used as ammunition. ¹

8. Noun. (uncountable military) Metal balls (or similar) used as ammunition; not necessarily small. ¹

9. Noun. (context: referring to one's skill at firing a gun) Someone who shoots (a gun) regularly ¹

10. Noun. An opportunity or attempt. ¹

11. Noun. A remark or comment, especially one which is critical or insulting. ¹

12. Noun. (slang sports US) A punch or other physical blow. ¹

13. Noun. A measure of alcohol, usually spirits, as taken either from a shot-glass or directly from the bottle, equivalent to about 44 milliliters; 1.5 ounces. ("pony shot"= 30 milliliters; 1 fluid ounce) ¹

14. Noun. A single serving of espresso. ¹

15. Noun. (photography film) A single unbroken sequence of photographic film exposures, or the digital equivalent; an unedited sequence of frames. ¹

16. Noun. A vaccination or injection. ¹

17. Verb. (past of shoot) ¹

18. Noun. A charge to paid, a scot or shout. ¹

19. Interjection. (colloquial South Africa) Thank you. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shot

1. to load with shot (small lead or steel pellets) [v SHOTTED, SHOTTING, SHOTS]

Medical Definition of Shot

1. Fusion jargon for the production of a (short-lived) plasma. In the early days, plasmas were produced by the discharge of capacitor banks, which (frequently) made a BANG. A modern tokamak produces a few dozen shots per day, each lasting a few seconds and, if nothing goes wrong, inaudible. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shot

shortstops
shortsword
shorttail
shorttail weasel
shortwave
shortwave diathermy machine
shortwaved
shortwaves
shortwaving
shortwing
shortwings
shory
shos
shoshones
shot (current term)
shot-clog
shot-clogs
shot-feel
shot-gun
shot-guns
shot-putter
shot-putting
shot-silk phenomenon
shot-silk reflex
shot-silk retina

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