shot


shot
shot
shot1 [shät]
n.
[ME < OE sceot < sceotan (akin to ON skot, Ger schuss): see SHOOT]
1. the act of shooting; discharge of a missile, esp. from a gun
2.
a) the distance over which a missile travels
b) range; reach; scope
3. an attempt to hit with a missile
4.
a) any attempt or try
b) a guess or conjecture
5. a pointed, critical remark
6.
a) in various games, the flight or path of a ball, puck, etc. after it is shot toward a goal or other object
b) a stroke, as in tennis or golf
c) an attempt to score, as in basketball or hockey
d) a solid projectile designed for discharge from a firearm or cannon, as distinguished from an explosive shell
e) such projectiles collectively
f) lead or steel in small pellets, of which a quantity is used for a single charge of a shotgun
g) a single pellet of this kind
7. the heavy metal ball used in the SHOT PUT
8. a blast, or the amount of explosive used for a blast, as in mining
9. a marksman [a fair shot ]
10.
a) the act of taking a single photograph
b) a single photograph
c) a single, continuous image as taken on film, videotape, or by a live TV camera
11. [cf. SCOT] an amount due, esp. for drinks or entertainment
12. a hypodermic injection, as of vaccine
13. a drink of liquor; specif., JIGGER2
14. Informal something to bet on, considered from the standpoint of odds or chances of winning [a horse that is a ten-to-one shot]
15. Naut. a 90-foot length of chain, esp. for an anchor
vt.
shotted, shotting
to load or weight with shot
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a shot in the arm
something that bolsters up, reinvigorates, encourages, etc., esp. in a difficult situation
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call the shots Informal
1. to give orders
2. to control what is done or what happens
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have a shot at or take a shot at
Informal to make a try at
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like a shot
1. quickly; rapidly
2. suddenly
shot2 [shät]
vt., vi.
pt. & pp. of SHOOT
adj.
1. variegated, streaked, flecked, etc. with another color or substance
2. woven with threads of different colors so as to appear iridescent
3. varied with something different [a novel shot through with pathos ]
4. Informal ruined or worn out

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