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Shot meaning

shot - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. informal words for any attempt or effort; " he gave it his best shot"; " he took a stab at forecasting"
  2. 2. sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put; " he trained at putting the shot"
  3. 3. a chance to do something; " he wanted a shot at the champion"
  4. 4. of Shoot
  5. 5. A cast of a net.
  6. 6. The entire throw of nets at one time.
  7. 7. A place or spot for setting nets.
  8. 8. A single draft or catch of fish made.
  9. 9. A spherical weight, to be put, or thrown, in competition for distance.
  10. 10. A guess; conjecture; also, an attempt.
  11. 11. imp. & amp; p. p. of Shoot.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.
  14. 14. of Shot
  15. 15. The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile.
  16. 16. A missile weapon, particularly a ball or bullet; specifically, whatever is discharged as a projectile from firearms or cannon by the force of an explosive.
  17. 17. The flight of a missile, or the distance which it is, or can be, thrown; as, the vessel was distant more than a cannon shot.
  18. 18. A marksman; one who practices shooting; as, an exellent shot.
  19. 19. To load with shot, as a gun.
  20. 20. imp. & p. p. of Shoot.
  21. 21. Act of shooting; flight of a missile; a marksman; small pellets of lead; cannon- balls.
  22. 22. Of to shoot.
  23. 23. To load with shot or balls.

shot - examples of usage

  1. You 'ave a shot, Tom. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. He was shot from behind!" - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. They had heard but one shot. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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