What is shot?

  • (noun): A chance to do something.
    Example: "He wanted a shot at the champion"
    Synonyms: crack
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "shot":

  • (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): 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): A person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot).
    Example: "He is a crack shot"
    Synonyms: shooter
  • (noun): The launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination.
    Synonyms: blastoff
  • (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): A consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film.
    Synonyms: scene
  • (noun): An attempt to score in a game.
  • (noun): A solid missile discharged from a firearm.
    Example: "The shot buzzed past his ear"
    Synonyms: pellet
  • (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): The act of firing a projectile.
    Synonyms: shooting
  • (noun): A small drink of liquor.
    Example: "He poured a shot of whiskey"
    Synonyms: nip
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word shot:

    Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there—I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life.... Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television.
    Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

    Mead had studied for the ministry, but had lost his faith and took great delight in blasphemy. Capt. Charles H. Frady, pioneer missionary, held a meeting here and brought Mead back into the fold. He then became so devout that, one Sunday, when he happened upon a swimming party, he shot at the people in the river, and threatened to kill anyone he again caught desecrating the Sabbath.
    —For the State of Nebraska, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    You know, it’s a savage country, really. That’s the second one they shot in twenty years. It’s uncivilized—shooting people of substance.
    David Webb Peoples, screenwriter. English Bob (Richard Harris)