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  Definition of Shot
  1. the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
  2. the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"
  3. (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot require good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
  4. the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot"
  5. informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
  6. an attempt to score in a game
  7. a blow hard enough to cause injury; "he is still recovering from a shot to his leg"; "I caught him with a solid shot to the chin"
  8. a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
  9. an explosive charge used in blasting
  10. sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put; "he trained at putting the shot"
  11. an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera; "my snapshots haven''t been developed yet"; "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"
  12. an estimate based on little or no information
  13. a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
  14. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead''"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
  15. a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot); "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"
  16. a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey"
  17. a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"
  18. varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"
Similar Words: blastoff, shooting, stroke, injection, stab, pellet, snapshot, snap, guess, guesswork, guessing, dead reckoning, scene, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe, shooter, nip, crack, changeable, chatoyant, iridescent


Hyponyms: shoot, countershot, discharge, firing, firing off, gunfire, gunshot, headshot, shellfire, potshot, break, carom, cannon, masse, masse shot, miscue, cut, undercut, swipe, tennis stroke, tennis shot, baseball swing, swing, golf stroke, golf shot, intradermal injection, intramuscular injection, intravenous injection, subcutaneous injection, basketball shot, slapshot, cheap shot, BB, BB shot, bird shot, buckshot, duck shot, grapeshot, musket ball, ball, outtake, marksman, sharpshooter, crack shot, gunman, gun, trapshooter


Part Meronyms: case shot, canister, canister shot, movie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick


Derivational Morphology: blast off, shoot, stroke, inject, photograph, snap, guess, venture, pretend, hazard, think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibe, pip, hit


Anagrams: host, tosh, Host


Language Translations:
Chinese: trad. 發射   Croatian: pucanj  
Dutch: schot   Finnish: laukaus  
German: Schuss   Greek: βολή  
Hungarian: lövés   Italian: sparo  
Polish: strzał   Portuguese: tiro  
Russian: выстрел   Swedish: skott  
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