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Definitions of shot

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an estimate based on little or no information Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (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 require good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. an informal word for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. an attempt to score in a game Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. an explosive charge used in blasting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put; "he trained at putting the shot" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot); "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. A marksman. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. of Shoot Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. A cast of a net. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The entire throw of nets at one time. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A place or spot for setting nets. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A single draft or catch of fish made. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A spherical weight, to be put, or thrown, in competition for distance. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A stroke or propulsive action in certain games, as in billiards, hockey, curling, etc.; also, a move, as in chess. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A guess; conjecture; also, an attempt. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. imp. & p. p. of Shoot. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. of Shot Webster Dictionary DB
  33. The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A marksman; one who practices shooting; as, an exellent shot. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To load with shot, as a gun. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. imp. & p. p. of Shoot. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, - used chiefly for killing game; as, bird shot; buckshot. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. Past tense and past participle of the verb shoot. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  41. The act of shooting; the discharge of a firearm, etc.; a missile, especially a solid bullet or ball: small balls of lead for killing game; the range of a missile; range in general; as, within gunshot or earshot; in certain games, as croquet or billiards, a stroke or blow; a marksman; as, he is a good shot. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  42. Pa.t. and pa.p. of SHOOT. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  44. To load with shot:-pr.p. shotting; pa.p. shotted. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  45. Act of shooting; flight of a missile; a marksman; small pellets of lead; cannon-balls. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  46. Of to shoot. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  47. To load with shot or balls. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. To load with shot. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Imp. & pp. of SHOOT, v. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. A missile, as of iron or lead, to be sent from a firearm; also, such missiles collectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. The act of shooting; a stroke or hit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. The reach or range of a projectile. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. Discharge of a missile weapon; a missile, particularly a ball or bullet; small balls of lead or iron for fowling-pieces; the flight of a missile; a marksman; a tavern reckoning. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  54. To load with shot. Shot of a cable, the splicing of two cables together, or the whole length of two thus spliced. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  55. An assessed tax laid on according to ability to pay. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  56. Balls or bullets for firearms; globules of lead for killing birds or small animals; the flight of a missile, or the distance over which it passes; a marksman; in Scot. among fishermen, the whole sweep of nets thrown out of one time; the draught of fishes made by a net; familiarly, the turn next in order; a stroke or move in play. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  57. Reckoning; proportional share of expense incurred at a tavern. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  58. A young swine half grown, or less. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  59. Small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, -- used chiefly for killing game; as, bird shot; buckshot. mso.anu.edu.au
  60. Small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, used chiefly as the projectiles in shotguns for killing game; as, bird shot; buckshot. dictgcide_fs
  61. A stroke, throw, or other action to propel a ball or other game piece in certain games, as in billiards, hockey, basketball, curling, etc.; also, a move, as in chess. dictgcide_fs
  62. shot, adj. (Spens.) advanced in years.--n. a young pig. [Perh. pa.p. of shoot.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  63. 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-C[=A]'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. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  64. shot, adj. having a changeable colour, chatoyant, as silk, alpaca, &c. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  65. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  66. (pl. -s, also shot see below), & v.t. Single missile for cannon or gun, non-explosive projectile, (usu. with qualification or in comb., as round, solid, chain-, grape-, case-, buck-, s.; chilled s., case-hardened for armour-piercing; a s. in the locker); (pl. usu. shot) small lead pellet of which a quantity is used for single charge or cartridge esp. in sporting guns, such pellets collectively, (s. does or do well for cleaning decanters; put three s. or ss. of different sizes on the gut; s. is made in various ways; about a dozen10 s. were extracted from his leg); discharge of cannon or gun (several ss. were fired, heard, &c.), attempt to hit with projectile or missile or fig. to make stroke in game or guess or do something (at each s. he was nearer the bull\'s-eye; a beautiful s. from cover-point took off the bails; made a bad s., guessed wrong; am going to have a good s. at winning; snap s., discharging of rifle &c. with momentary aim; flying s., at bird on wing or moving object; parthian, random, s.; -s., range, reach, distance to or at which thing will carry or act, as bow, rifle, ear, -s.); possessor of specified skill with rifle, gun, pistol, &c. (is a good, bad, crack, or first-class, or no, s.); s.-tower, in which s. is made from molten lead poured through sieves at top& falling into water at bottom; hence shotproof a. (Vb) load, weight, &c., with s. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  67. Reckoning, (one\'s share of) tavernbill, (usu. pay one\'s s.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  68. n. [Anglo Saxon, Icelandic] Act of shooting; discharge of a missile weapon ;— a missile weapon, particularly a ball or bullet;-small globular masses of lead for killing birds and other small animals;—flight of a missile weapon, or the distance which it passes from the engine a marksman: one who practises shooting. Cabinet Dictionary
  69. n. [Anglo Saxon] Sum charged; reckoning;—also, individual share of the reckoning. [Scot.] Cabinet Dictionary

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