What is shot?

  • (noun): The launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination.
    Synonyms: blastoff
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "shot":

  • (noun): A person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot).
    Example: "He is a crack shot"
    Synonyms: shooter
  • (noun): A chance to do something.
    Example: "He wanted a shot at the champion"
    Synonyms: crack
  • (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"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
    Synonyms: stroke
  • (noun): The act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe.
    Example: "The nurse gave him a flu shot"
    Synonyms: injection
  • (noun): An informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera.
    Synonyms: snapshot, snap
  • (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'"
    Synonyms: shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe
  • (noun): Informal words for any attempt or effort.
    Example: "He gave it his best shot"
    Synonyms: stab
  • (noun): A small drink of liquor.
    Example: "He poured a shot of whiskey"
    Synonyms: nip
  • (noun): A blow hard enough to cause injury.
    Example: "He is still recovering from a shot to his leg"; "I caught him with a solid shot to the chin"
  • (noun): An explosive charge used in blasting.
  • (noun): A solid missile discharged from a firearm.
    Example: "The shot buzzed past his ear"
    Synonyms: pellet
  • (noun): An attempt to score in a game.
  • (noun): The act of firing a projectile.
    Synonyms: shooting
  • (noun): Sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put.
    Example: "He trained at putting the shot"
  • (noun): A consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film.
    Synonyms: scene

Famous quotes containing the word shot:

    I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband.
    Thurgood Marshall (1908–1993)

    We approached the Indian Island through the narrow strait called “Cook.” He said, “I ‘xpect we take in some water there, river so high,—never see it so high at this season. Very rough water there, but short; swamp steamboat once. Don’t paddle till I tell you, then you paddle right along.” It was a very short rapid. When we were in the midst of it he shouted “paddle,” and we shot through without taking in a drop.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    In health of mind and body, men should see with their own eyes, hear and speak without trumpets, walk on their feet, not on wheels, and work and war with their arms, not with engine-beams, nor rifles warranted to kill twenty men at a shot before you can see them.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)