Definitions for shot

Definitions for (noun) shot

Main entry: blastoff, shot

Definition: the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination

Main entry: shooting, shot

Definition: the act of firing a projectile

Usage: his shooting was slow but accurate

Main entry: stroke, shot

Definition: (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

Usage: 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

Main entry: injection, shot

Definition: the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe

Usage: the nurse gave him a flu shot

Main entry: stab, shot

Definition: informal words for any attempt or effort

Usage: he gave it his best shot; he took a stab at forecasting

Main entry: shot

Definition: an attempt to score in a game

Main entry: shot

Definition: a blow hard enough to cause injury

Usage: he is still recovering from a shot to his leg; I caught him with a solid shot to the chin

Main entry: shot, pellet

Definition: a solid missile discharged from a firearm

Usage: the shot buzzed past his ear

Main entry: shot

Definition: an explosive charge used in blasting

Main entry: shot

Definition: sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put

Usage: he trained at putting the shot

Main entry: snap, snapshot, shot

Definition: an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera

Usage: my snapshots haven't been developed yet; he tried to get unposed shots of his friends

Main entry: dead reckoning, shot, guess, guessing, guesswork

Definition: an estimate based on little or no information

Main entry: shot, scene

Definition: a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

Main entry: dig, slam, shaft, shot, barb, jibe, gibe

Definition: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

Usage: his parting shot was `drop dead'; she threw shafts of sarcasm; she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

Main entry: shooter, shot

Definition: a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)

Usage: he is a crack shot; a poor shooter

Main entry: shot, nip

Definition: a small drink of liquor

Usage: he poured a shot of whiskey

Main entry: shot, crack

Definition: a chance to do something

Usage: he wanted a shot at the champion

Definitions for (adj) shot

Main entry: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot

Definition: varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles

Usage: changeable taffeta; chatoyant (or shot) silk; a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent

Visual thesaurus for shot