Definitions for shotʃɒt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)a discharge of a firearm, bow, etc.
an act or instance of shooting a firearm, bow, etc.
the range of or the distance traveled by a missile in its flight.
an aimed discharge of a missile.
an attempt to hit a target with a missile.
a small ball or pellet of lead, a number of which are loaded in a cartridge and used for one charge of a shotgun.
such pellets collectively:
a charge of shot.
a projectile for discharge from a firearm or cannon.
such projectiles collectively.
a person who shoots; marksman:
a good shot.
anything like a shot, esp. in being sudden and forceful.
a heavy metal ball used in shot-putting contests.
an aimed stroke, throw, or the like, as in certain games, esp. in an attempt to score.
an attempt or try.
a remark aimed at some person or thing.
a guess at something.
a hypodermic injection, as of a serum or vaccine.
a small quantity, esp. an ounce, of undiluted liquor.
an amount due, esp. at a tavern.
a photograph, esp. a snapshot. the act of taking a photograph.
Motion Pictures, Television.a unit of action photographed without interruption and constituting a single camera view.
an appearance as a guest, esp. on television.
a 90-foot (27-m) length of anchor cable or chain.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Textiles. a pick sent through the shed in a single throw of the shuttle. (in carpet weaving) the quantity of filling yarn in relation to each row of tufts in the pile, expressed with a preceding number: a defect in a fabric caused by an unusual color or size in the yarn.
Ref: pick3 (def. 3). 3 3
a chance with odds for and against; a bet:
a 20 to 1 shot that the horse will win.
(v.t.)to load or supply with shot.
to weight with shot.
Idioms for shot:
have or take a shot at,to make an attempt at.
like a shot,instantly; quickly.
shot in the arm,something that provides renewed vigor, confidence, etc.
shot in the dark,a wild or random guess.
Origin of shot:
bef. 900; ME; OE sc(e)ot,(ge)sceot, c. OFris skot, OHG (gi)scoz; akin to shoot1
Ref: pt. and pp. of shoot1.
(adj.)woven so as to present a play of colors; variegated, as silk.
spread or streaked with color:
the dawn sky shot with gold.
in hopelessly bad condition.
the act of firing a projectile
"his shooting was slow but accurate"
a solid missile discharged from a firearm
"the shot buzzed past his ear"
(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 requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
a chance to do something
"he wanted a shot at the champion"
a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
"he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"
a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
"the nurse gave him a flu shot"
a small drink of liquor
"he poured a shot of whiskey"
shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe(noun)
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"
guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning(noun)
an estimate based on little or no information
snapshot, snap, shot(noun)
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"
sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
"he trained at putting the shot"
an explosive charge used in blasting
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"
an attempt to score in a game
informal words for any attempt or effort
"he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot(adj)
varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
"changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
when a gun is fired
Shots were heard in the distance.
when sb kicks, hits, throws a ball, etc. in a sport
He might take a shot at the goal.
when sb takes a photograph, or the view through a camera
a gorgeous shot of the town from the hill; Can you get a shot of her from this far back?
I'd like to take a shot at learning another language.
to try sth
Sure, I'll give it a shot.
a measure of alcohol
a shot of brandy
an injection of a vaccine or medicine
a shot of painkiller; travelers who haven't had their shots
immediately, without hesitation
She accepted his invitation like a shot.
the past tense and past participle of "shoot"
A charge to paid, a scot or shout.
Drink up. It's his shot.
Origin: From sceot, from Germanic *skot-. Cognate with German Schoß. Compare scot.
imp. & p. p. of Shoot
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
a share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot
the act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile
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
small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, -- used chiefly for killing game; as, bird shot; buckshot
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
a marksman; one who practices shooting; as, an exellent shot
to load with shot, as a gun
Translations for shot
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a single act of shooting
He fired one shot.
- tiroPortuguese (BR)
- der SchußGerman
- tiro, disparoSpanish
- das tembakanMalay
- ويشتنه: ډز، ټك، وار (لكه دتوپك): واټن، فاصله (چې ږغ وررسيږي). غورځونه، ايله كونه: پيچكاري، ستن، دسينما ديوې سحنې فلمPashto
- foc de armăRomanian
- atış, elTurkish
- 射擊Chinese (Trad.)
- بندوق سے گولی چھوٹناUrdu
- phát đạnVietnamese
- 射击（射击中的一发子弹）Chinese (Simp.)
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