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Meaning & Definition of Shot in English

English

Shot

/ʃɑt/

noun

1. The act of firing a projectile

  • "His shooting was slow but accurate"
    synonym:
  • shooting
  • ,
  • shot

2. A solid missile discharged from a firearm

  • "The shot buzzed past his ear"
    synonym:
  • shot
  • ,
  • pellet

3. (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"
    synonym:
  • stroke
  • ,
  • shot

4. A chance to do something

  • "He wanted a shot at the champion"
    synonym:
  • shot
  • ,
  • crack

5. A person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)

  • "He is a crack shot"
  • "A poor shooter"
    synonym:
  • shot
  • ,
  • shooter

6. A consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

    synonym:
  • scene
  • ,
  • shot

7. The act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe

  • "The nurse gave him a flu shot"
    synonym:
  • injection
  • ,
  • shot

8. A small drink of liquor

  • "He poured a shot of whiskey"
    synonym:
  • nip
  • ,
  • shot

9. 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"
    synonym:
  • shot
  • ,
  • shaft
  • ,
  • slam
  • ,
  • dig
  • ,
  • barb
  • ,
  • jibe
  • ,
  • gibe

10. An estimate based on little or no information

    synonym:
  • guess
  • ,
  • guesswork
  • ,
  • guessing
  • ,
  • shot
  • ,
  • dead reckoning

11. 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"
    synonym:
  • snapshot
  • ,
  • snap
  • ,
  • shot

12. Sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put

  • "He trained at putting the shot"
    synonym:
  • shot

13. An explosive charge used in blasting

    synonym:
  • shot

14. 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"
    synonym:
  • shot

15. An attempt to score in a game

    synonym:
  • shot

16. Informal words for any attempt or effort

  • "He gave it his best shot"
  • "He took a stab at forecasting"
    synonym:
  • shot
  • ,
  • stab

17. The launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination

    synonym:
  • blastoff
  • ,
  • shot

adjective

1. Varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles

  • "Changeable taffeta"
  • "Chatoyant (or shot) silk"
  • "A dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"
    synonym:
  • changeable
  • ,
  • chatoyant
  • ,
  • iridescent
  • ,
  • shot

Examples of using

He was quick on the draw and shot him before he even got his hand on his holster.
Mary pulled out a pistol and shot Tom.
She was shot in her sleep.