the act or process of making lead shot in a shot tower.
noun, plural shots or for 6, 8, shot.
a discharge of a firearm, bow, etc.
the range of or the distance traveled by a missile in its flight.
an aimed discharge of a missile.
an attempt to hit a target with a missile.
an act or instance of shooting a firearm, bow, etc.
a small ball or pellet of lead, a number of which are loaded in a cartridge and used for one charge of a shotgun.
such pellets collectively:
a charge of shot.
a projectile for discharge from a firearm or cannon.
such projectiles collectively:
shot and shell.
a person who shoots; marksman:
He was a good shot.
Slang. a blow; punch:
The prizefighter was knocked out by a shot in the chin.
anything like a shot, especially in being sudden and forceful.
a heavy metal ball that competitors cast as far as possible in shot-putting contests.
an aimed stroke, throw, or the like, as in certain games, especially in an attempt to score.
an attempt or try:
He’s entitled to a shot at the championship.
a remark aimed at some person or thing.
a guess at something.
a hypodermic injection, as of a serum, vaccine, narcotic, or anaesthetic:
He took a series of immunizing shots for hay fever.
a small quantity, especially an ounce, of undiluted liquor.
an amount due, especially at a tavern.
a photograph, especially a snapshot:
Here’s a nice shot of my kids.
the act of making a photograph, especially a snapshot.
Movies, Television. a unit of action photographed without interruption and constituting a single camera view.
an explosive charge in place for detonation, as in mining or quarrying.
Metallurgy. comparatively hard globules of metal in the body of a casting.
Nautical. a 90-foot (27-meter) length of anchor cable or chain.
Checkers. a compulsory series of exchanges, especially when it proves favorable to the aggressor.
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:
a defect in a fabric caused by an unusual color or size in the yarn.
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.
to load or supply with shot.
to weight with shot.
verb (used without object), shotted, shotting.
to manufacture shot, as in a shot tower.
by a long shot. long shot (def 4).
call one’s shots, Informal. to indicate beforehand what one intends to do and how one intends to do it.
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.
have / take a shot at, make an attempt at:
I’ll have a shot at solving the problem.
like a shot, instantly; quickly:
He bolted out of here like a shot.
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.
shot in the dark, Informal. a wild guess; a random conjecture.
simple past tense and past participle of shoot1 .
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.
the act or an instance of discharging a projectile
(pl) shot. a solid missile, such as an iron ball or a lead pellet, discharged from a firearm
small round pellets of lead collectively, as used in cartridges
metal in the form of coarse powder or small pellets
the distance that a discharged projectile travels or is capable of travelling
a person who shoots, esp with regard to his ability: he is a good shot
(informal) an attempt; effort
(informal) a guess or conjecture
any act of throwing or hitting something, as in certain sports
the launching of a rocket, missile, etc, esp to a specified destination: a moon shot
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
(informal) an injection, as of a vaccine or narcotic drug
(informal) a glass of alcoholic drink, esp spirits
(sport) a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
an explosive charge used in blasting
globules of metal occurring in the body of a casting that are harder than the rest of the casting
a unit of chain length equal to 75 feet (Brit) or 90 feet (US)
(slang) call the shots, to have control over an organization, course of action, etc
(informal) have a shot at
(Austral) to jibe at or vex
like a shot, very quickly, esp willingly
(informal) shot in the arm, anything that regenerates, increases confidence or efficiency, etc: his arrival was a shot in the arm for the company
shot in the dark, a wild guess
(Austral, informal) that’s the shot, that is the right thing to do
verb shots, shotting, shotted
(transitive) to weight or load with shot
the past tense and past participle of shoot
(of textiles) woven to give a changing colour effect: shot silk
streaked with colour
(slang) get shot of, get shut of, to get rid of
A hypodermic injection.
A small amount given or applied at one time.
short strokes, the
- Shot to hell
Worn out, ruined, as in This carpet is shot to hell, or My privacy’s been shot to hell, what with all these reporters. This term alludes to being shot by gunfire. [ ; late 1800s ]
noun 1. a tower from the top of which finely divided streams of molten lead are dropped down a central well, breaking up into spherical drops during their fall to be quenched and hardened in a tank of water at the bottom. noun 1. a building formerly used in the production of shot, in which […]
noun 1. James Thomson, 1874–1965, U.S. diplomat, historian, and educator.
auxiliary verb 1. simple past tense of shall. 2. (used to express condition): Were he to arrive, I should be pleased. 3. must; ought (used to indicate duty, propriety, or expediency): You should not do that. 4. would (used to make a statement less direct or blunt): I should think you would apologize. auxiliary verb, […]