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Definitions of shot:

  • noun:   informal words for any attempt or effort
    Example: "He gave it his best shot"
  • noun:   an attempt to score in a game
  • noun:   a blow hard enough to cause injury
    Example: "He is still recovering from a shot to his leg"
  • noun:   a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    Example: "The shot buzzed past his ear"
  • noun:   an explosive charge used in blasting
  • noun:   sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
    Example: "He trained at putting the shot"
  • noun:   an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    Example: "His parting shot was `drop dead'"
  • noun:   a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
    Example: "He is a crack shot"
  • noun:   a chance to do something
    Example: "He wanted a shot at the champion"
  • noun:   the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
  • noun:   the act of firing a projectile
  • noun:   (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    Example: "A good shot require good balance and tempo"
  • noun:   the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
    Example: "The nurse gave him a flu shot"
  • noun:   a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
  • noun:   a small drink of liquor
    Example: "He poured a shot of whiskey"
  • noun:   an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera
    Example: "My snapshots haven't been developed yet"
  • noun:   an estimate based on little or no information
  • adjective:   varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
    Example: "Chatoyant (or shot) silk"


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