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Meaning of SHOT

Pronunciation:  shât

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
  2. [n]  the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"
  3. [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"
  4. [n]  the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot"
  5. [n]  an informal word for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"
  6. [n]  an attempt to score in a game
  7. [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"
  8. [n]  a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
  9. [n]  an explosive charge used in blasting
  10. [n]  sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put; "he trained at putting the shot"
  11. [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"
  12. [n]  an estimate based on little or no information
  13. [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"
  14. [n]  a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
  15. [n]  a person who shoots (as regards their ability); "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"
  16. [n]  a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey"
  17. [n]  (informal) a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"
  18. [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"

SHOT is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \ . (Med.)
    An old name for the condition of the skull, in which the
    bones ride, or are shot, over each other at the sutures.
  2. \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.]
  3. \Shot\,
    imp. & p. p. of {Shoot}.
  4. \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.
  5. \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.''
  6. \Shot\, n.; pl. {Shot}or {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.
  7. \Shot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shotted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To load with shot, as a gun. --Totten.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are shot, represents a form of self-punishment that you may be unconsciously imposing on yourself. You may have done something that you are ashamed of or are not proud of.