shot

shot
1.
n.
1 the act or an instance of firing a gun, cannon, etc. (several shots were heard).
2 an attempt to hit by shooting or throwing etc. (took a shot at him).
3 a a single non-explosive missile for a cannon, gun, etc. b (pl. same or shots) a small lead pellet used in quantity in a single charge or cartridge in a shotgun. c (as pl.) these collectively.
4 a a photograph. b a film sequence photographed continuously by one camera.
5 a a stroke or a kick in a ball game. b colloq. an attempt to guess or do something (let him have a shot at it).
6 colloq. a person having a specified skill with a gun etc. (is not a good shot).
7 a heavy ball thrown by a shot-putter.
8 the launch of a space rocket (a moonshot).
9 the range, reach, or distance to or at which a thing will carry or act (out of earshot).
10 a remark aimed at a person.
11 colloq. a a drink of esp. spirits. b an injection of a drug, vaccine, etc. (has had his shots).
Phrases and idioms:
like a shot colloq. without hesitation; willingly. make a bad shot guess wrong. not a shot in one's (or the) locker
1 no money left.
2 not a chance left. shot-blasting the cleaning of metal etc. by the impact of a stream of shot. shot-firer a person who fires a blasting-charge in a mine etc.
shot in the arm colloq.
1 stimulus or encouragement.
2 an alcoholic drink. shot in the dark a mere guess. shot-put an athletic contest in which a shot is thrown a great distance. shot-putter an athlete who puts the shot. shot-tower hist. a tower in which shot was made from molten lead poured through sieves at the top and falling into water at the bottom.
Derivatives:
shotproof adj.
Etymology: OE sc(e)ot, gesc(e)ot f. Gmc: cf. SHOOT
2.
past and past part. of SHOOT.
—adj.
1 (of coloured material) woven so as to show different colours at different angles.
2 colloq. a exhausted; finished. b drunk.
3 (of a board-edge) accurately planed.
Phrases and idioms:
be (or get) shot of sl. be (or get) rid of. shot through permeated or suffused.
Etymology: past part. of SHOOT
3.
n. colloq. a reckoning, a bill, esp. at an inn etc. (paid his shot).
Etymology: ME, = SHOT(1): cf. OE sceotan shoot, pay, contribute, and SCOT

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • shot pt, pp — shot n …   English expressions

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  • Shot — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shot — Ⅰ. shot [1] ► NOUN 1) the firing of a gun or cannon. 2) a person with a specified level of ability in shooting: he was an excellent shot. 3) a hit, stroke, or kick of the ball in sports, in particular an attempt to score. 4) informal an attempt… …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • shot — (n.) O.E. scot, sceot an act of shooting, that which is discharged in shooting, from P.Gmc. *skutan (Cf. O.N. skutr, O.Fris. skete, M.Du. scote, Ger. Schuß a shot ), related to sceotan to shoot (see SHOOT (Cf. shoot)). Meaning …   Etymology dictionary

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  • shot of — Brit informal : no longer having someone or something that you do not want I m ready to get/be shot of [=rid of] this job. The band wants to be shot of its manager. • • • Main Entry: ↑shot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shot — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shot — Shot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shotting}.] To load with shot, as a gun. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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