Definitions for: Shot

[n] the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
[n] the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"
[n] (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"
[n] the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot"
[n] an informal word for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"
[n] an attempt to score in a game
[n] 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"
[n] a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
[n] an explosive charge used in blasting
[n] sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put; "he trained at putting the shot"
[n] 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"
[n] an estimate based on little or no information
[n] 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"
[n] a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
[n] a person who shoots (as regards their ability); "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"
[n] a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey"
[n] (informal) a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"
[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: . (Med.)
An old name for the condition of the skull, in which the
bones ride, or are shot, over each other at the sutures.

Shot, n.
1. (Fisheries)
(a) A cast of a net.
(b) The entire throw of nets at one time.
(c) A place or spot for setting nets.
(d) A single draft or catch of fish made.

2. (Athletics) A spherical weight, to be put, or thrown, in
competition for distance.

3. A stroke or propulsive action in certain games, as in
billiards, hockey, curling, etc.; also, a move, as in

4. A guess; conjecture; also, an attempt. [Colloq.]

imp. & p. p. of Shoot.

Shot, a.
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.

Shot, n. [AS. scot, sceot, fr. sce['o]tan to shoot; akin
to D. sschot, Icel. skot. [root]159. See Scot a share,
Shoot, v. t., and cf. Shot a shooting.]
A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.

Here no shots are where all shares be. --Chapman.

A man is never . . . welcome to a place till some
certain shot be paid and the hostess say ``Welcome.''

Shot, n.; pl. Shotor Shots. [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. [root]159. See Shoot, and cf. Shot a share.]
1. The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other
weapon which throws a missile.

He caused twenty shot of his greatest cannon to be
made at the king's army. --Clarendon.

2. 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.

Note: Shot used in war is of various kinds, classified
according to the material of which it is composed, into
lead, wrought-iron, and cast-iron; according to form,
into spherical and oblong; according to structure and
modes of operation, into solid, hollow, and case. See
Bar shot, Chain shot, etc., under Bar, Chain,

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

4. 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.

5. A marksman; one who practices shooting; as, an exellent

Shot belt, a belt having a pouch or compartment for
carrying shot.

Shot cartridge, a cartridge containing powder and small
shot, forming a charge for a shotgun.

Shot garland (Naut.), a wooden frame to contain shot,
secured to the coamings and ledges round the hatchways of
a ship.

Shot gauge, an instrument for measuring the diameter of
round shot. --Totten.

shot hole, a hole made by a shot or bullet discharged.

Shot locker (Naut.), a strongly framed compartment in the
hold of a vessel, for containing shot.

Shot of a cable (Naut.), the splicing of two or more cables
together, or the whole length of the cables thus united.

Shot prop (Naut.), a wooden prop covered with tarred hemp,
to stop a hole made by the shot of an enemy in a ship's

Shot tower, a lofty tower for making shot, by dropping from
its summit melted lead in slender streams. The lead forms
spherical drops which cool in the descent, and are
received in water or other liquid.

Shot window, a window projecting from the wall. Ritson,
quoted by Halliwell, explains it as a window that opens
and shuts; and Wodrow describes it as a window of shutters
made of timber and a few inches of glass above them.

Shot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shotted; p. pr. & vb. n.
To load with shot, as a gun. --Totten.

Synonyms: barb, blastoff, changeable, chatoyant, colorful, colourful, crack, dead reckoning, dig, gibe, guess, guessing, guesswork, injection, iridescent, jibe, nip, pellet, scene, shaft, shooter, shooting, slam, snapshot, stroke

See Also: actuation, approximation, attempt, ball, baseball swing, basketball shot, BB, BB shot, bird shot, blow, break, buckshot, burster, bursting charge, canister, canister shot, cannon, carom, case shot, chance, charge, comment, countershot, crack shot, cut, discharge, duck shot, effort, endeavor, endeavour, estimate, estimation, expert, explosive charge, exposure, exposure, film, fire control, firing, firing off, flick, follow-through, golf shot, golf stroke, grapeshot, gun, gunfire, gunman, gunshot, headshot, idea, intradermal injection, intramuscular injection, intravenous injection, maneuver, manoeuvre, marksman, masse, masse shot, medical aid, medical care, miscue, missile, motion picture, movie, moving picture, musket ball, opportunity, outtake, photo, photo, photograph, photograph, pic, pic, picture, picture show, play, potshot, projectile, propulsion, remark, rocket firing, rocket launching, sharpshooter, shellfire, shoot, slapshot, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, sporting goods, sports equipment, subcutaneous injection, swing, swipe, tennis shot, tennis stroke, trapshooter, try

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