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Definition of "shot" []

  • The firing or discharge of a weapon, such as a gun. (noun)
  • The distance over which something is shot; the range. (noun)
  • An attempt to hit a target with a projectile: His shot at the bear missed by inches. (noun)
  • An attempt to reach a target with a rocket: a moon shot. (noun)
  • Sports An attempt to score in a game, as in soccer or hockey. (noun)
  • The act or an instance of discharging a projectile (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A solid missile, such as an iron ball or a lead pellet, discharged from a firearm (noun)
  • Small round pellets of lead collectively, as used in cartridges (noun)
  • Metal in the form of coarse powder or small pellets (noun)
  • The distance that a discharged projectile travels or is capable of travelling (noun)
  • A person who shoots, esp with regard to his ability (noun)
  • An attempt; effort (noun)
  • A guess or conjecture (noun)
  • Any act of throwing or hitting something, as in certain sports (noun)
  • The launching of a rocket, missile, etc, esp to a specified destination (noun)
  • A single photograph (noun)
  • A series of frames on cine film concerned with a single event (noun)
  • A length of film taken by a single camera without breaks, used with others to build up a full motion picture or television film (noun)
  • An injection, as of a vaccine or narcotic drug (noun)
  • A glass of alcoholic drink, esp spirits (noun)
  • A heavy metal ball used in the shot put (noun)
  • An explosive charge used in blasting (noun)
  • Globules of metal occurring in the body of a casting that are harder than the rest of the casting (noun)
  • A unit of chain length equal to 75 feet (Brit) or 90 feet (US) (noun)
  • To weight or load with shot (verb)

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Use "shot" in a sentence
  • "Keyana Bates murder 6/15/2009 Forest Park, IL * Victim was shot while in her car, another person in car was also shot*"
  • "It come upon me like a shot -- _my shot_ was nothing to it! ""
  • "The $16, 000 mistake: Robber shoots himself in foot HIS job was to guard the doors while his gang robbed a bank, but he instead gave the term 'shot himself in the foot' a whole new meaning."