Definitions for shotʃɒt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shotʃɒt(n.)(pl.)shots; shot

  1. (n.)a discharge of a firearm, bow, etc.

  2. an act or instance of shooting a firearm, bow, etc.

  3. the range of or the distance traveled by a missile in its flight.

  4. an aimed discharge of a missile.

  5. an attempt to hit a target with a missile.

  6. a small ball or pellet of lead, a number of which are loaded in a cartridge and used for one charge of a shotgun.

  7. such pellets collectively:

    a charge of shot.

  8. a projectile for discharge from a firearm or cannon.

  9. such projectiles collectively.

  10. a person who shoots; marksman:

    a good shot.

  11. anything like a shot, esp. in being sudden and forceful.

  12. a heavy metal ball used in shot-putting contests.

    Category: Sport

  13. an aimed stroke, throw, or the like, as in certain games, esp. in an attempt to score.

    Category: Sport

  14. an attempt or try.

  15. a remark aimed at some person or thing.

  16. a guess at something.

  17. a hypodermic injection, as of a serum or vaccine.

    Category: Pharmacology

  18. a small quantity, esp. an ounce, of undiluted liquor.

  19. an amount due, esp. at a tavern.

  20. a photograph, esp. a snapshot. the act of taking a photograph.

    Category: Photography

  21. Motion Pictures, Television.a unit of action photographed without interruption and constituting a single camera view.

    Category: Showbiz

  22. an appearance as a guest, esp. on television.

  23. a 90-foot (27-m) length of anchor cable or chain.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  24. 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.

    three-shot carpet.

    Category: Textiles

    Ref: pick3 (def. 3). 3 3

  25. a chance with odds for and against; a bet:

    a 20 to 1 shot that the horse will win.

  26. (v.t.)to load or supply with shot.

  27. to weight with shot.

Idioms for shot:

  1. have or take a shot at,to make an attempt at.

    Category: Idiom

  2. like a shot,instantly; quickly.

    Category: Idiom

  3. shot in the arm,something that provides renewed vigor, confidence, etc.

    Category: Idiom

  4. shot in the dark,a wild or random guess.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of shot:

bef. 900; ME; OE sc(e)ot,(ge)sceot, c. OFris skot, OHG (gi)scoz; akin to shoot1


  1. Ref: pt. and pp. of shoot1.

  2. (adj.)woven so as to present a play of colors; variegated, as silk.

    Category: Textiles

  3. spread or streaked with color:

    the dawn sky shot with gold.

  4. in hopelessly bad condition.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shooting, shot(noun)

    the act of firing a projectile

    "his shooting was slow but accurate"

  2. shot, pellet(noun)

    a solid missile discharged from a firearm

    "the shot buzzed past his ear"

  3. stroke, shot(noun)

    (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"

  4. shot, crack(noun)

    a chance to do something

    "he wanted a shot at the champion"

  5. shot, shooter(noun)

    a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)

    "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"

  6. scene, shot(noun)

    a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

  7. injection, shot(noun)

    the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe

    "the nurse gave him a flu shot"

  8. nip, shot(noun)

    a small drink of liquor

    "he poured a shot of whiskey"

  9. 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"

  10. guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning(noun)

    an estimate based on little or no information

  11. 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"

  12. shot(noun)

    sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put

    "he trained at putting the shot"

  13. shot(noun)

    an explosive charge used in blasting

  14. shot(noun)

    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"

  15. shot(noun)

    an attempt to score in a game

  16. shot, stab(noun)

    informal words for any attempt or effort

    "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"

  17. blastoff, shot(adj)

    the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination

  18. 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

  1. shot(noun)ʃɒt

    when a gun is fired

    Shots were heard in the distance.

  2. shotʃɒt

    when sb kicks, hits, throws a ball, etc. in a sport

    He might take a shot at the goal.

  3. shotʃɒt

    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?

  4. shotʃɒt

    an attempt

    I'd like to take a shot at learning another language.

  5. shotʃɒt

    to try sth

    Sure, I'll give it a shot.

  6. shotʃɒt

    a measure of alcohol

    a shot of brandy

  7. shotʃɒt

    an injection of a vaccine or medicine

    a shot of painkiller; travelers who haven't had their shots

  8. shotʃɒt

    immediately, without hesitation

    She accepted his invitation like a shot.

  9. shotʃɒt

    the past tense and past participle of "shoot"


  1. shot(Noun)

    A charge to paid, a scot or shout.

    Drink up. It's his shot.

  2. shot(Interjection)

    Thank you.

  3. Origin: From sceot, from Germanic *skot-. Cognate with German Schoß. Compare scot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shot

    of Shoot

  2. Shot

    imp. & p. p. of Shoot

  3. Shot(adj)

    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

  4. Shot(verb)

    a share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot

  5. Shot

    of Shot

  6. Shot(noun)

    the act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile

  7. Shot(noun)

    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

  8. Shot(noun)

    small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, -- used chiefly for killing game; as, bird shot; buckshot

  9. Shot(noun)

    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

  10. Shot(noun)

    a marksman; one who practices shooting; as, an exellent shot

  11. Shot(verb)

    to load with shot, as a gun


  1. Shot

    Shot is a song by the Finnish alternative rock band The Rasmus, originally released on the band's sixth studio album Hide from the Sun on September 2, 2006. The single was released on March 30, 2006. This is the last single to be released from Hide from the Sun. The song "Immortal" was later released as a music video, but there was no single. The song reached #6 on the Finland Singles Chart.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shot' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2108

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shot' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2317

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shot' in Nouns Frequency: #919

Anagrams of shot

  1. Hots

  2. Thos.

  3. TOSH

Translations for shot

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a single act of shooting

He fired one shot.

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