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Dictionary definition for: Shot

1. (s) varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; "changeable taffeta" "chatoyant (or shot) silk" "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"

2. (n) an attempt to score in a game

3. (n) (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 require good balance and tempo" "he left me an almost impossible shot"

4. (n) the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"

5. (n) a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"

6. (n) the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot"

7. (n) a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"

8. (n) 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"

9. (n) a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

10. (n) informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot" "he took a stab at forecasting"

11. (n) 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"

12. (n) 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"

13. (n) a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey"

14. (n) sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put; "he trained at putting the shot"

15. (n) a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot) "he is a crack shot" "a poor shooter"

16. (n) the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination

17. (n) an explosive charge used in blasting

18. (n) an estimate based on little or no information

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