1. (of material, especially silk) varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
- chatoyant (or shot) silk
2. (colloquial) worn out or broken.
- The rear axle will have to be replaced. It's shot.
- The cloak was shot through with silver threads.
3. tired, exhausted.
- I have to go to bed now; I'm shot.
1. (colloquial, South Africa) Thank you.
1. the act of firing a projectile
Similar word(s): shooting
2. a solid missile discharged from a firearm
- the shot buzzed past his ear
Similar word(s): pellet
3. (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
- a good shot requires good balance and tempo
- he left me an almost impossible shot
Similar word(s): stroke
4. a chance to do something
- he wanted a shot at the champion
Similar word(s): crack
5. a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
- he is a crack shot
Similar word(s): shooter
6. a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
Similar word(s): scene
7. the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
- the nurse gave him a flu shot
Similar word(s): injection
Definition categories: act
8. a small drink of liquor
- he poured a shot of whiskey
Similar word(s): nip
Definition categories: quantity
9. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
- his parting shot was `drop dead'
10. an estimate based on little or no information
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. sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
- he trained at putting the shot
Definition categories: man–made
13. an explosive charge used in blasting
14. 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
15. an attempt to score in a game
16. informal words for any attempt or effort
- he gave it his best shot
Similar word(s): stab
17. the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
Similar word(s): blastoff
Definition categories: act
Sentences with shot as a noun:
- The shot was wide off the mark.
- They took the lead on a last-minute shot.
- The shot flew twenty metres, and nearly landed on the judge's foot.
- I brought him hunting as he's a good shot.
- He'd make a bad soldier as he's a lousy shot.
- I'd like just one more shot at winning this game.
- I'd like a shot of whisky in my coffee.
- We got a good shot of the hummingbirds mating.
- I went to the doctor to get a shot for malaria.
- His solo shot in the seventh inning ended up winning the game.
- Drink up. It's his shot.
1. simple past tense and past participle of shoot
2. (transitive) To load (a gun) with shot.