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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)

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.

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."