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

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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

shorttail weasel
shortwave diathermy machine
shot (current term)
shot-silk phenomenon
shot-silk reflex
shot-silk retina

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