Shot
Shoot Shoot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shot}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shooting}. The old participle {Shotten} is obsolete. See {Shotten}.] [OE. shotien, schotien, AS. scotian, v. i., sce['o]tan; akin to D. schieten, G. schie?en, OHG. sciozan, Icel. skj?ta, Sw. skjuta, Dan. skyde; cf. Skr. skund to jump. [root]159. Cf. {Scot} a contribution, {Scout} to reject, {Scud}, {Scuttle}, v. i., {Shot}, {Sheet}, {Shut}, {Shuttle}, {Skittish}, {Skittles}.] 1. To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object. [1913 Webster]

If you please To shoot an arrow that self way. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; -- followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun. [1913 Webster]

The two ends od a bow, shot off, fly from one another. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

3. To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object. [1913 Webster]

When Roger shot the hawk hovering over his master's dove house. --A. Tucker. [1913 Webster]

4. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit. [1913 Webster]

An honest weaver as ever shot shuttle. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

A pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot corpses by scores. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

5. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud. [1913 Webster]

They shoot out the lip, they shake the head. --Ps. xxii. 7. [1913 Webster]

Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

6. (Carp.) To plane straight; to fit by planing. [1913 Webster]

Two pieces of wood that are shot, that is, planed or else pared with a paring chisel. --Moxon. [1913 Webster]

7. To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar. [1913 Webster]

She . . . shoots the Stygian sound. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

8. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches. [1913 Webster]

The tangled water courses slept, Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{To be shot of}, to be discharged, cleared, or rid of. [Colloq.] ``Are you not glad to be shot of him?'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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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 — 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

  • Shot — Shot, n. [AS. scot, sceot, fr. sce[ o]tan to shoot; akin to D. sschot, Icel. skot. [root]159. See {Scot} a share, {Shoot}, v. t., and cf. {Shot} a shooting.] A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot. [1913 Webster] Here no shots are where all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shot — «Shot» Canción de The Rasmus álbum Hide from the Sun Publicación 30 de marzo de 2006 …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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

  • shot — sb., tet, s el. shot, sene el. tene (lille glas spiritus), i sms. shot , fx shotglas …   Dansk ordbog

  • Shot — Shot, imp. & p. p. of {Shoot}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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