Shotting



noun
1.
the act or process of making lead shot in a shot tower.
noun, plural shots or for 6, 8, shot.
1.
a discharge of a firearm, bow, etc.
2.
the range of or the distance traveled by a missile in its flight.
3.
an aimed discharge of a missile.
4.
an attempt to hit a target with a missile.
5.
an act or instance of shooting a firearm, bow, etc.
6.
a small ball or pellet of lead, a number of which are loaded in a cartridge and used for one charge of a shotgun.
7.
such pellets collectively:
a charge of shot.
8.
a projectile for discharge from a firearm or cannon.
9.
such projectiles collectively:
shot and shell.
10.
a person who shoots; marksman:
He was a good shot.
11.
Slang. a blow; punch:
The prizefighter was knocked out by a shot in the chin.
12.
anything like a shot, especially in being sudden and forceful.
13.
a heavy metal ball that competitors cast as far as possible in shot-putting contests.
14.
an aimed stroke, throw, or the like, as in certain games, especially in an attempt to score.
15.
an attempt or try:
He’s entitled to a shot at the championship.
16.
a remark aimed at some person or thing.
17.
a guess at something.
18.
a hypodermic injection, as of a serum, vaccine, narcotic, or anaesthetic:
He took a series of immunizing shots for hay fever.
19.
a small quantity, especially an ounce, of undiluted liquor.
20.
an amount due, especially at a tavern.
21.
Photography.

a photograph, especially a snapshot:
Here’s a nice shot of my kids.
the act of making a photograph, especially a snapshot.

22.
Movies, Television. a unit of action photographed without interruption and constituting a single camera view.
23.
an explosive charge in place for detonation, as in mining or quarrying.
24.
Metallurgy. comparatively hard globules of metal in the body of a casting.
25.
Nautical. a 90-foot (27-meter) length of anchor cable or chain.
26.
Checkers. a compulsory series of exchanges, especially when it proves favorable to the aggressor.
27.
Textiles.

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.

28.
a chance with odds for and against; a bet:
a 20 to 1 shot that his horse will come in first.
verb (used with object), shotted, shotting.
29.
to load or supply with shot.
30.
to weight with shot.
verb (used without object), shotted, shotting.
31.
to manufacture shot, as in a shot tower.
Idioms
32.
by a long shot. long shot (def 4).
33.
call one’s shots, Informal. to indicate beforehand what one intends to do and how one intends to do it.
34.
call the shots, Informal. to have the power or authority to make decisions or control policy:
Now that he’s chairman of the board, he calls the shots.
35.
have / take a shot at, make an attempt at:
I’ll have a shot at solving the problem.
36.
like a shot, instantly; quickly:
He bolted out of here like a shot.
37.
shot in the arm, Informal. something that results in renewed vigor, confidence, etc.; stimulus:
Her recent promotion has given her a shot in the arm. The new members gave the club a shot in the arm.
38.
shot in the dark, Informal. a wild guess; a random conjecture.
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of shoot1 .
adjective
2.
woven so as to present a play of colors; having a changeable color; variegated, as silk.
3.
spread or streaked with color:
the dawn sky shot with gold.
4.
in hopelessly bad condition; ruined:
Those sneakers are really shot. His morale is shot.
5.
Slang. intoxicated.
noun
1.
the act or an instance of discharging a projectile
2.
(pl) shot. a solid missile, such as an iron ball or a lead pellet, discharged from a firearm
3.

small round pellets of lead collectively, as used in cartridges
metal in the form of coarse powder or small pellets

4.
the distance that a discharged projectile travels or is capable of travelling
5.
a person who shoots, esp with regard to his ability: he is a good shot
6.
(informal) an attempt; effort
7.
(informal) a guess or conjecture
8.
any act of throwing or hitting something, as in certain sports
9.
the launching of a rocket, missile, etc, esp to a specified destination: a moon shot
10.

a single photograph: I 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

11.
(informal) an injection, as of a vaccine or narcotic drug
12.
(informal) a glass of alcoholic drink, esp spirits
13.
(sport) a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
14.
an explosive charge used in blasting
15.
globules of metal occurring in the body of a casting that are harder than the rest of the casting
16.
a unit of chain length equal to 75 feet (Brit) or 90 feet (US)
17.
(slang) call the shots, to have control over an organization, course of action, etc
18.
(informal) have a shot at

to attempt
(Austral) to jibe at or vex

19.
like a shot, very quickly, esp willingly
20.
(informal) shot in the arm, anything that regenerates, increases confidence or efficiency, etc: his arrival was a shot in the arm for the company
21.
shot in the dark, a wild guess
22.
(Austral, informal) that’s the shot, that is the right thing to do
verb shots, shotting, shotted
23.
(transitive) to weight or load with shot
verb
1.
the past tense and past participle of shoot
adjective
2.
(of textiles) woven to give a changing colour effect: shot silk
3.
streaked with colour
4.
(slang) exhausted
5.
(slang) get shot of, get shut of, to get rid of

shot (shŏt)
n.

A hypodermic injection.

A small amount given or applied at one time.

short strokes, the

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