HyperDic: shot

English > 18 senses of the word shot:
NOUNactshot, shootingthe act of firing a projectile
artifactshot, pelleta solid missile discharged from a firearm
actshot, stroke(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
stateshot, cracka chance to do something
person shot, shootera person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot / shoot / shoot)
communicationshot, scenea consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
actshot, injectionthe act of putting a liquid / liquid into the body by means of a syringe
quantityshot, nipa small drink of liquor
communicationshot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibean aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
cognitionshot, guess, guesswork, guessing, dead reckoningan estimate based on little or no information
artifactshot, snapshot, snapan informal photograph
artifactshotsports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
artifactshotan explosive charge used in blasting
actshota blow hard enough to cause injury
actshotan attempt to score in a game / game
actshot, stabinformal words / words for any attempt or effort
actshot, blastoffthe launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
ADJECTIVEallshot, changeable, chatoyant, iridescentvarying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
shot > pronunciation
Soundsshaa't
Rhymesaforethought ... yacht: 79 rhymes with aat...
English > shot: 18 senses > adjective 1
MeaningVarying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles.
Example "chatoyant (or shot) silk"
Synonymschangeable, chatoyant, iridescent
Broadercolorful, colourfulHaving striking color
Spanishiridiscente
Catalaniridescent
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of firing a projectile.
Synonymshooting
Partsfire controlpreparation for the delivery of shellfire on a target
NarrowercountershotA return shot
discharge, firing, firing offThe act of discharging a gun
gunfire, gunshotThe act of shooting a gun
headshotA shot aimed at a person's head
potshotA shot taken at an easy or casual target (as by a pothunter)
shellfireshooting artillery shells
shootThe act of shooting at targets
Broaderpropulsion, actuationThe act of propelling
Spanishbalazo, disparo, tiro
Catalantir, tret
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA solid missile discharged from a firearm.
Example"the shot buzzed past his ear"
Synonympellet
Part ofcase shot, canister, canister shotA metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm
NarrowerBB, BB shotA small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gun
bird shot, buckshot, duck shotsmall lead shot for shotgun shells
grapeshot, grapeA cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon to produce a hail of shot
musket ball, ballA solid projectile that is shot by a musket
Broaderprojectile, missileA weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 3, act
Meaning(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand.
Examples
  • "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"
  • "he left me an almost impossible shot"
Synonymstroke
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Partsfollow-throughThe act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion
Narrowerbaseball swing, swing, cutIn baseball
breakThe opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
carom, cannonA shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
cut, undercut(sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
golf stroke, golf shot, swingThe act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
masse, masse shotA shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically
miscueA faulty shot in billiards
swipeA sweeping stroke or blow
tennis stroke, tennis shotThe act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket
Broadermaneuver, manoeuvre, playA deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
Spanishgolpe, tirada
Catalancop, tirada
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningA chance to do something.
Example"he wanted a shot at the champion"
Synonymcrack
Broaderopportunity, chanceA possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishintento
Catalanintent
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot / shoot / shoot).
Example"he is a crack shot"
Synonymshooter
Narrowergunman, gunA person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
marksman, sharpshooter, crack shotsomeone skilled in shooting / shooting / shooting
trapshooterA person who engages in shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled into the air by a trap
BroaderexpertA person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
Spanishpistolero, tirador
Catalanpistoler, tirador
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film.
Synonymscene
Part ofmovie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flickA form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
NarrowerouttakeA scene that is filmed but is not used in the final editing of the film
Broaderphotograph, photo, exposure, picture, picA representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide
Spanishescena, fotograma
Catalanescena, fotograma
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of putting a liquid / liquid into the body by means of a syringe.
Example"the nurse gave him a flu shot"
Synonyminjection
Narrowerintradermal injectionAn injection into the skin
intramuscular injectionAn injection into a muscle
intravenous injectionAn injection into a vein
subcutaneous injectionAn injection under the skin
Broadermedical care, medical aidprofessional treatment for illness or injury
Spanishinyección
Catalaninjecció
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 8, quantity
MeaningA small drink of liquor.
Example"he poured a shot of whiskey"
Synonymnip
Broadersmall indefinite quantity, small indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Spanishchupito, trago, traguito
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 9, communication
MeaningAn aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect.
Example"his parting shot was 'drop dead'"
Synonymsshaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe
Narrowercheap shotAn unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person
Broaderremark, comment, inputA statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
Spanishburla, dicterio, escarnio, mofa, pulla, rehilete, sarcasmo
Catalanbefa, burla, dicteri, escarni, escarn, mofa, pulla, sarcasme
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 10, cognition
MeaningAn estimate based on little or no information.
Synonymsguess, guesswork, guessing, dead reckoning
Broaderestimate, estimation, approximation, ideaAn approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
Spanishconjetura
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 11, artifact
MeaningAn informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera.
Examples
  • "my snapshots haven't been developed yet"
  • "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"
Synonymssnapshot, snap
Broaderphotograph, photo, exposure, picture, picA representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide
Spanishfoto instantánea, instantánea
Catalanfotografia instantània, instantània
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 12, artifact
Meaningsports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put.
Example"he trained at putting the shot"
Broadersports equipmentequipment needed to participate in a particular sport
Spanishpeso
Catalanpes
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 13, artifact
MeaningAn explosive charge used in blasting.
Broadercharge, burster, bursting charge, explosive chargeA quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 14, act
MeaningA blow hard enough to cause injury.
Examples
  • "he is still recovering from a shot to his leg"
  • "I caught him with a solid shot to the chin"
Narrowercheap shotAn illegal and unsportsmanlike act of unnecessary violence
BroaderblowA powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 15, act
MeaningAn attempt to score in a game / game.
Narrowerbasketball shotThrowing the basketball toward the hoop
headshotAn attempt to put the soccer ball into the net by using the head
slapshotA fast shot made with a short / short powerful swing of the hockey stick
Broaderattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
Spanishtiro
Catalantir
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 16, act
Meaninginformal words / words for any attempt or effort.
Example"he gave it his best shot"
Synonymstab
Broaderattempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, tryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish / accomplish something
Spanishpuñalada
English > shot: 18 senses > noun 17, act
MeaningThe launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination.
Synonymblastoff
Broaderrocket firing, rocket launchingThe launching of a rocket or missile under its own power

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