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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