What does shot mean?

Definitions for shotʃɒt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shot.

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"


  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

  12. Origin: [OE. shot, schot, AS. gesceot a missile; akin to D. schot a shot, shoot, G. schuss, geschoss a missile, Icel. skot a throwing, a javelin, and E. shoot, v.t. 159. See Shoot, and cf. Shot a share.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shot

    pa.t. and pa.p. of shoot.

  2. Shot

    shot, adj. (Spens.) advanced in years.—n. a young pig. [Perh. pa.p. of shoot.]

  3. Shot

    shot, n. act of shooting: a marksman: a missile: flight of a missile, or the distance passed by it: small globules of lead: (gun.) solid projectiles generally: a small pellet, of which there are a number in one charge: range of shot, reach: one cast or set of fishing-nets: the act of shooting, one who shoots, a marksman: a plot of land, a square furlong: a stroke in billiards, &c.—v.t. to load with shot:—pr.p. shot′ting; pa.p. shot′ted.ns. Shot′-belt, a belt with a pouch for carrying shot; Shot′-cart′ridge, a cartridge containing small shot; Shot′-gauge, an instrument for measuring the size of round-shot; Shot′-gun, a smooth-bore gun for small shot, a fowling-piece; Shot′-hole, a hole made by a shot or bullet: a blasting-hole ready for a blast; Shot′-of-a-cā′ble, a length of rope as it comes from the rope-walk; Shot′-pouch, a pouch for small shot.—adjs. Shot′-proof, proof against shot; Shot′ted, loaded with ball and powder: having a shot or weight attached.—ns. Shot′-tow′er, a place where small shot is made by dropping molten lead through a colander in rapid motion from a considerable height into water; Shot′-win′dow, a projecting window in the staircases of old Scotch wooden houses.—A bad shot, a wrong guess; A shot in the locker, a last reserve of money, food, &c.

  4. Shot

    shot, adj. having a changeable colour, chatoyant, as silk, alpaca, &c.

  5. Shot

    shot, n. a reckoning, a share of a tavern-bill, &c.—adj. Shot′-free (Shak.), exempted from paying one's share of the reckoning or of expense. [Scot.]

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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 for shot »

  1. Hots

  2. Thos.

  3. TOSH


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shot in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump:

    Give it a shot.

  2. Jamie Donaldson:

    The shot of my life.

  3. Kimberly Richardson:

    Help, i've been shot.

  4. George Zimmerman:

    I believed I was shot.

  5. Carl Icahn:

    I think Trump has a shot.

Images & Illustrations of shot

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Translations for shot

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • cop, llançamentCatalan, Valencian
  • koule, výstřelCzech
  • hagl, skud, kugleDanish
  • Aufnahme, Wurf, Shot, Schuss, SpritzeGerman
  • πυροβολισμός, σκάγια, βολήGreek
  • pafoEsperanto
  • trago, chupito, peso, disparo, bala, tiro, tequilazo, cansado, desgastadoSpanish
  • پیک, شلیک, نما, شات, شوتPersian
  • paukku, pisto, sivallus, mahdollisuus, rokote, kuula, otto, iskemä, hauli, rokotus, laukaus, tujaus, piikki, tälli, yritys, väsynyt, puhki, poikki, kulunutFinnish
  • plomb, frappe, piqure, tir, dose, shooter, coup, poids, naze, crevé, fichuFrench
  • urcharIrish
  • urchairScottish Gaelic
  • lövés, felesHungarian
  • sparo, tiroItalian
  • ショット, 発射Japanese
  • Korean
  • tembakanMalay
  • kogel, schot, hagel, versleten, uitgeputDutch
  • haglNorwegian
  • strzał, kręceniePolish
  • foto, chute, fotografia, peso, tiroPortuguese
  • попытка, инъекция, ядро, бросок, кадр, доза, укол, выстрел, рю́мка, порция, дробь, удар, выплатаRussian
  • pucanjSerbo-Croatian
  • brok, výstrelSlovak
  • shot, chansning, hagel, skott, försök, skrotSwedish
  • kaptulaSwahili
  • aşınmakTurkish
  • Vietnamese

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