shot
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sceot, scot; akin to Old High German scuz, Old Norse skot shot, Old English scēotan to shoot — more at shoot Date: before 12th century 1. a. an action of shooting b. a directed propelling of a missile; specifically a directed discharge of a firearm c. (1) a stroke or throw in an attempt to score points in a game (as tennis, pool, or basketball); also home run (2) ability to shoot <
has the best shot on the team
>
d. blast 5a e. a medical or narcotics injection 2. a. plural shot something propelled by shooting; especially small lead or steel pellets especially forming a charge for a shotgun b. a metal sphere of iron or brass that is heaved in the shot put 3. a. the distance that a missile is or can be thrown b. range, reach 4. a charge to be paid ; scot 5. one that shoots; especially marksman 6. a. attempt, try <
give it a shot
>
b. guess, conjecture c. chance 4a <
a shot at winning the prize
>
d. a single appearance as an entertainer <
did a guest shot for the program
>
7. an effective remark; especially swipe 2 <
a parting shot
>
8. a. a single photographic exposure; especially snapshot b. a single sequence of a motion picture or a television program shot by one camera without interruption 9. a charge of explosives 10. a. a small measure or serving (as one ounce) of undiluted liquor or other beverage <
vodka shots
>
<
a shot of espresso
>
b. a small amount applied at one time ; dose <
a shot of fertilizer
>
<
a shot of humor
>
11. shot plural sprinkles, jimmies II. past and past participle of shoot III. adjective Date: 1763 1. a. of a fabric having contrasting and changeable color effects ; iridescent b. suffused or streaked with a color <
hair shot with gray
>
c. infused or permeated with a quality or element <
shot through with wit
>
2. having the form of pellets resembling shot 3. reduced to a ruined or useless state <
his nerves are shot
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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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