shot
noun.
the act of firing a projectile
his shooting was slow but accurate
Synonym: shooting
noun.
a solid missile discharged from a firearm
the shot buzzed past his ear
Synonym: pellet
noun.
(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
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
Synonym: stroke
noun.
a chance to do something
he wanted a shot at the champion
Synonym: crack
noun.
a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
he is a crack shot|a poor shooter
Synonym: shooter
noun.
a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
Synonym: scene
noun.
the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
the nurse gave him a flu shot
Synonym: injection
noun.
a small drink of liquor
he poured a shot of whiskey
Synonym: nip
noun.
an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
his parting shot was `drop dead'|she threw shafts of sarcasm|she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
Synonym: barb, dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, slam
noun.
an estimate based on little or no information
noun.
an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera
my snapshots haven't been developed yet|he tried to get unposed shots of his friends
Synonym: snapshot, snap
noun.
sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
he trained at putting the shot
noun.
an explosive charge used in blasting
noun.
a blow hard enough to cause injury
he is still recovering from a shot to his leg|I caught him with a solid shot to the chin
noun.
an attempt to score in a game
noun.
informal words for any attempt or effort
he gave it his best shot|he took a stab at forecasting
Synonym: stab
noun.
the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
Synonym: blastoff
adj.
varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
changeable taffeta|chatoyant (or shot) silk|a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent