1. The act of firing a projectile (synset 100123481)
    "his shooting was slow but accurate"
  2. A solid missile discharged from a firearm (synset 104212826)
    "the shot buzzed past his ear"
  3. (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand (synset 100566339)
    "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
  4. A chance to do something (synset 114509257)
    "he wanted a shot at the champion"
  5. A person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot) (synset 110612523)
    "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"
  6. A consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film (synset 106627082)
  7. The act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe (synset 100698618)
    "the nurse gave him a flu shot"
  8. A small drink of liquor (synset 113795390)
    "he poured a shot of whiskey"
  9. An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect (synset 106780713)
    "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
  10. An estimate based on little or no information (synset 105811946)
  11. An informal photograph;
    Usually made with a small hand-held camera (synset 104255717)
    "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 (synset 104213137)
    "he trained at putting the shot"
  13. An explosive charge used in blasting (synset 104213050)
  14. A blow hard enough to cause injury (synset 101178123)
    "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 (synset 100790293)
  16. Informal words for any attempt or effort (synset 100790134)
    "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
  17. The launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination (synset 100104410)
  1. Varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles (synset 300404149)
    "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"

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