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Definition 1: the act of firing a projectile - [noun denoting act]

Samples where shot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his shooting was slow but accurate

Synonyms for shot in the sense of this definition

(shot is a kind of ...) the act of propelling

(... is a kind of shot ) the act of shooting at targets

"they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"

(... is a kind of shot ) a return shot; a retaliatory shot

(... is a kind of shot ) the act of discharging a gun

(... is a kind of shot ) the act of shooting a gun

"the gunfire endangered innocent bystanders" "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

(... is a kind of shot ) a shot aimed at a person's head

(... is a kind of shot ) shooting artillery shells

(... is a kind of shot ) a shot taken at an easy or casual target (as by a pothunter)

(shot is a part of ...) preparation for the delivery of shellfire on a target

Definition 2: the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe - [noun denoting act]

Samples where shot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the nurse gave him a flu shot

Synonyms for shot in the sense of this definition

(shot is a kind of ...) professional treatment for illness or injury

(... is a kind of shot ) an injection into the skin

(... is a kind of shot ) an injection into a muscle

(... is a kind of shot ) an injection into a vein

(... is a kind of shot ) an injection under the skin

Definition 3: informal words for any attempt or effort - [noun denoting act]

Samples where shot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave it his best shot
  • he took a stab at forecasting

Synonyms for shot in the sense of this definition

(shot is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

Definition 4: (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand - [noun denoting act]

Samples where shot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it took two strokes to get out of the bunker
  • a good shot requires good balance and tempo
  • he left me an almost impossible shot

Synonyms for shot in the sense of this definition

(shot is a kind of ...) a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

"he made a great maneuver" "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"

(... is a kind of shot ) in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball

"he took a vicious cut at the ball"

(... is a kind of shot ) the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket

(... is a kind of shot ) a sweeping stroke or blow

(... is a kind of shot ) (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball

"cuts do not bother a good tennis player"

(... is a kind of shot ) the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

(... is a kind of shot ) a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball

(... is a kind of shot ) a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball

(... is a kind of shot ) a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other

(... is a kind of shot ) the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool

(shot is a part of ...) the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion

"his follow-through was straight down the line toward the target" "squash can be dangerous if your opponent has a long follow-through"

(shot belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 5: the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for shot in the sense of this definition

(shot is a kind of ...) the launching of a rocket or missile under its own power

Definition 6: an attempt to score in a game - [noun denoting act]

(shot is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

(... is a kind of shot ) throwing the basketball toward the hoop

"his shot hit the rim and bounced out"

(... is a kind of shot ) a fast shot made with a short powerful swing of the hockey stick

(... is a kind of shot ) an attempt to put the soccer ball into the net by using the head

Definition 7: a blow hard enough to cause injury - [noun denoting act]

Samples where shot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is still recovering from a shot to his leg
  • I caught him with a solid shot to the chin

(shot is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

(... is a kind of shot ) an illegal and unsportsmanlike act of unnecessary violence

"he called a penalty on them when the lineman took a cheap shot at the quarterback"

Definition 8: a solid missile discharged from a firearm - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where shot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the shot buzzed past his ear

Synonyms for shot in the sense of this definition

(shot is a kind of ...) a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled

(... is a kind of shot ) a small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gun

(... is a kind of shot ) small lead shot for shotgun shells

(... is a kind of shot ) a cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon to produce a hail of shot

(... is a kind of shot ) a solid projectile that is shot by a musket

"they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball"

(... is part of shot) a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm

Definition 9: an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where shot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my snapshots haven't been developed yet
  • he tried to get unposed shots of his friends

Synonyms for shot in the sense of this definition

(shot is a kind of ...) a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format

Definition 10: an explosive charge used in blasting - [noun denoting artifact]

(shot is a kind of ...) a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time

"this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"

Definition 11: sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where shot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he trained at putting the shot

(shot is a kind of ...) equipment needed to participate in a particular sport

Definition 12: an estimate based on little or no information - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for shot in the sense of this definition

(shot is a kind of ...) an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

"an estimate of what it would cost" "a rough idea how long it would take"

Definition 13: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where shot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his parting shot was `drop dead'
  • she threw shafts of sarcasm
  • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

Synonyms for shot in the sense of this definition

(shot is a kind of ...) a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

"from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account" "we would appreciate input from our users on how we can improve our software"

(... is a kind of shot ) an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person

Definition 14: a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for shot in the sense of this definition

(shot is a kind of ...) a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide or in digital format

(... is a kind of shot ) a scene that is filmed but is not used in the final editing of the film

(... is part of shot) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

"they went to a movie every Saturday night" "the film was shot on location"

Definition 15: a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where shot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is a crack shot
  • a poor shooter

Synonyms for shot in the sense of this definition

(shot is a kind of ...) a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

(... is a kind of shot ) someone skilled in shooting

(... is a kind of shot ) a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)

(... is a kind of shot ) a person who engages in shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled into the air by a trap

Definition 16: a small drink of liquor - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where shot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he poured a shot of whiskey

Synonyms for shot in the sense of this definition

(shot is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

Definition 17: a chance to do something - [noun denoting state]

Samples where shot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wanted a shot at the champion

Synonyms for shot in the sense of this definition

(shot is a kind of ...) a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

"the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington" "now is your chance"

(shot is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 18: varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where shot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • changeable taffeta
  • chatoyant (or shot) silk
  • a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent

Synonyms for shot in the sense of this definition

(shot is similar to ...) having much or varied color

"colorful autumn leaves"

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