- 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.
OTHER WORDS FOR shot
Idioms about shot
Origin of shot1
OTHER WORDS FROM shotshotless, adjectiveshotlike, adjective
Words nearby shot
Other definitions for shot (2 of 2)
How to use shot in a sentence
Combine that with scarcity, and you get everyone scrambling to get a shot.Don’t hate the vaccine tourists, hate the vaccine game|Jen Kirby|February 12, 2021|Vox
They are also on the ice for the highest expected goals against per 60 minutes, meaning they allow a very high quality of shot.The NHL’s Canadian teams are scoring a lot. Like, a lot, a lot.|Neil Greenberg|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Nate Schmidt and Tyler Myers allow the third-highest rate of shots against after adjusting for shot quality and Edmonton’s Darnell Nurse and Ethan Bear rank as the fifth-worst.The NHL’s Canadian teams are scoring a lot. Like, a lot, a lot.|Neil Greenberg|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
She was preparing to brave the weather—and drive for the first time since the start of the pandemic—because she was concerned that this would be her only chance to get a shot.Chicago thinks Zocdoc can help solve its vaccine chaos|Lindsay Muscato|February 12, 2021|MIT Technology Review
He noted that although just 24 health departments and 80 hospitals initially were authorized to administer shots, there now are 2,300 “points of access” to get vaccinated across the state.South Africa and U.K. coronavirus variants detected in D.C.; Maryland to open third mass vaccination site|Erin Cox, Julie Zauzmer, Rachel Chason|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
The al Qaeda-linked gunmen shot back, but only managed to injure one officer before they were taken out.
The cartoonist, better known as Charb, was shot dead Wednesday.
The gunman hardly broke stride as he nonetheless shot Merabet in the head, killing him.The Muslim Cop Killed by Terrorists|Michael Daly|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A policewoman was shot dead this morning while law enforcement searched for the Charlie Lebdo killers.France Mourns—and Hunts|Nico Hines, Christopher Dickey|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I heard them say, ‘He was shot twice,’” the father, Joseph Dossi, remembers.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown|Michael Daly|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was no fighting; a rifle shot now and then from the crests where we saw our fellows clearly.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, and had a great dog.
Dockier, a prominent leader of the Levelers, in the times of the English commonwealth, was shot by order of the government.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
There was not a moment to lose, for one well-directed shot might exterminate half of us.
Then, having shot nothing that day, he turned towards the Pole with a feeling of disappointment.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
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
Word Origin for shot
British Dictionary definitions for shot (2 of 2)
Other 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.