shot

1
[ shot ]
/ ʃɒt /
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noun, plural shots or for 6, 8, shot.

verb (used with object), shot·ted, shot·ting.

to load or supply with shot.
to weight with shot.

verb (used without object), shot·ted, shot·ting.

to manufacture shot, as in a shot tower.

Nearby words

  1. shoshone dam,
  2. shoshone falls,
  3. shoshonean,
  4. shoshoni,
  5. shostakovich,
  6. shot clock,
  7. shot effect,
  8. shot glass,
  9. shot heard round the world,
  10. shot hole

Idioms

Origin of shot

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English sc(e)ot, (ge)sceot; cognate with German Schoss, Geschoss; akin to shoot1

Related formsshot·less, adjectiveshot·like, adjective

shot

2
[ shot ]
/ ʃɒt /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of shoot1.

adjective

woven so as to present a play of colors; having a changeable color; variegated, as silk.
spread or streaked with color: the dawn sky shot with gold.
in hopelessly bad condition; ruined: Those sneakers are really shot. His morale is shot.
Slang. intoxicated.

Origin of shoot

1
before 900; Middle English shoten (v.), Old English scēotan; cognate with Dutch schieten, German schiessen, Old Norse skjōta; akin to shot1

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British Dictionary definitions for shot

shot

1
/ (ʃɒt) /

noun

verb shots, shotting or shotted

(tr) to weight or load with shot

Word Origin for shot

Old English scot; related to Old Norse skot, Old High German scoz missile; see shoot

verb

the past tense and past participle of shoot

adjective

(of textiles) woven to give a changing colour effectshot silk
streaked with colour
slang exhausted
get shot of or get shut of slang to get rid of

shoot

/ (ʃuːt) /

verb shoots, shooting or shot

noun

interjection

US and Canadian an exclamation expressing disbelief, scepticism, disgust, disappointment, etc

Word Origin for shoot

Old English sceōtan; related to Old Norse skjōta, Old High German skiozan to shoot, Old Slavonic iskydati to throw out

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Word Origin and History for shot
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Medicine definitions for shot

shot

[ shŏt ]

n.

A hypodermic injection.
A small amount given or applied at one time.

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Science definitions for shot

shoot

[ shōōt ]

The part of a vascular plant that is above ground, including the stem and leaves. The tips of shoots contain the apical meristem.
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Idioms and Phrases with shot

shot

In addition to the idioms beginning with shot

  • shot in the arm, a
  • shot in the dark
  • shot to hell
  • shot up

also see:

  • 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.

shoot

In addition to the idioms beginning with shoot

  • shoot down
  • shoot for
  • shoot from the hip
  • shoot off one's mouth
  • shoot one's bolt
  • shoot oneself in the foot
  • shoot straight
  • shoot the breeze
  • shoot the works
  • shoot up

also see:

  • like shooting fish in a barrel
  • sure as shooting
  • whole ball of wax (shooting match)

Also see undershot.

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