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shot

adjective (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. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • the act of firing a projectile (noun.act)
    Synonym: shooting
    source: wordnet30
  • a solid missile discharged from a firearm (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: pellet
    Example:
    The shot buzzed past his ear.
    source: wordnet30
  • (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand (noun.act)
    Synonym: stroke
    Example:
    A good shot requires good balance and tempo.
    He left me an almost impossible shot.
    source: wordnet30
  • a chance to do something (noun.state)
    Synonym: crack
    Example:
    He wanted a shot at the champion.
    source: wordnet30
  • a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot) (noun.person)
    Synonym: shooter
    Example:
    He is a crack shot.
    source: wordnet30
  • a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film (noun.communication)
    Synonym: scene
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe (noun.act)
    Synonym: injection
    Example:
    The nurse gave him a flu shot.
    source: wordnet30
  • a small drink of liquor (noun.quantity)
    Synonym: nip
    Example:
    He poured a shot of whiskey.
    source: wordnet30
  • an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect (noun.communication)
    Synonym: barb, dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, slam
    Example:
    His parting shot was `drop dead'.
    source: wordnet30
  • an estimate based on little or no information (noun.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: snap, snapshot
    Example:
    My snapshots haven't been developed yet.
    He tried to get unposed shots of his friends.
    source: wordnet30
  • sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He trained at putting the shot.
    source: wordnet30
  • an explosive charge used in blasting (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a blow hard enough to cause injury (noun.act)
    Example:
    He is still recovering from a shot to his leg.
    I caught him with a solid shot to the chin.
    source: wordnet30
  • an attempt to score in a game (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • informal words for any attempt or effort (noun.act)
    Synonym: stab
    Example:
    He gave it his best shot.
    source: wordnet30
  • the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination (noun.act)
    Synonym: blastoff
    source: wordnet30
  • A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A cast of a net. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles (adj.all)
    Example:
    Chatoyant (or shot) silk.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • To load with shot, as a gun. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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