Definitions for shotʃɒt
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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
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'shot' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2108
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Rank popularity for the word 'shot' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2317
Rank popularity for the word 'shot' in Nouns Frequency: #919
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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