noun, plural shots or, for 6, 8, shot.
- a photograph, especially a snapshot: Here's a nice shot of my kids.
- the act of making a photograph, especially a snapshot.
- a pick sent through the shed in a single throw of the shuttle.
- (in carpet weaving) filling yarn used to bind the pile to the fabric, usually expressed with a preceding number representing the quantity of picks used: three-shot carpet.
- a defect in a fabric caused by an unusual color or size in the yarn.
verb (used with object), shot·ted, shot·ting.
verb (used without object), shot·ted, shot·ting.
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Idioms for shot
Origin of shot1
OTHER WORDS FROM shotshotless, adjectiveshotlike, adjective
Words nearby shot
Definition for shot (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for shot
The cartoonist, better known as Charb, was shot dead Wednesday.
A policewoman was shot dead this morning while law enforcement searched for the Charlie Lebdo killers.
“I heard them say, ‘He was shot twice,’” the father, Joseph Dossi, remembers.
Father José Julián was shot and wounded driving in a car through the sierra of Ajuchitán.
But that would now have to be put on hold because he had been shot in the Bronx.
But he had not proceeded more than a few rods before he was shot down and killed instantly.Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier|Frances Fuller Victor
Turkeys were seen in fair numbers, but they were the shyest birds I have ever come across—so much so that we never got a shot.Spinifex and Sand|David W Carnegie
He burst in upon her to declare his love, as if it were a question of firing the first shot on a field of battle.The Duchesse de Langeais|Honore de Balzac
Beside it, a tall needle of rock, serrated and sharp, shot up.My New Curate|P.A. Sheehan
The father of the winds makes battle with a huge flagroot, and the king of reptiles is shot with a dart.
British Dictionary definitions for shot (1 of 2)
- small round pellets of lead collectively, as used in cartridges
- metal in the form of coarse powder or small pellets
- a single photographI took 16 shots of the wedding
- a series of frames on cine film concerned with a single event
- a length of film taken by a single camera without breaks, used with others to build up a full motion picture or television film
- to attempt
- Australian to jibe at or vex
verb shots, shotting or shotted
Word Origin for shot
British Dictionary definitions for shot (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for shot
Idioms and Phrases with shot
In addition to the idioms beginning with shot
- shot in the arm, a
- shot in the dark
- shot to hell
- shot up
- big cheese (shot)
- call the shots
- cheap shot
- give it one's best shot
- have a crack (shot) at
- like a shot
- long shot
- parting shot
Also see undershoot.