shot

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English scēot, from Germanic *skot-. Cognate with German Schoß. Compare scot.

Adjective[edit]

shot (comparative more shot, superlative most shot)

  1. (colloquial) Worn out or broken.
    The rear axle will have to be replaced. It's shot.
    • 2004, Garret Keizer, Help: The Original Human Dilemma‎, page 50:
      ... but he finds it hard to resist helping the boss's sister, who also works there and whose body "is more shot than mine."
    • The Tragically Hip, "Thompson Girl", Phantom Power:
      Thompson girl, I'm stranded at the Unique Motel / Thompson girl, winterfighter's shot on the car as well
  2. (Of material, especially silk) Woven from warp and weft strands of different colours, resulting in an iridescent appearance.
    The cloak was shot through with silver threads.
  3. tired, weary
    I have to go to bed now; I'm shot.
  4. Discharged, cleared, or rid of something.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Are you not glad to be shot of him?
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Noun[edit]

shot (plural shots)

  1. The result of launching a projectile or bullet.
    The shot was wide off the mark.
  2. (sports) The act of launching a ball or similar object toward a goal.
    They took the lead on a last-minute shot.
    • 2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, BBC Sport:
      England's attacking impetus was limited to one shot from Lampard that was comfortably collected by keeper Iker Casillas, but for all Spain's domination of the ball his England counterpart Joe Hart was unemployed.
  3. (athletics) The heavy iron ball used for the shot put.
    The shot flew twenty metres, and nearly landed on the judge's foot.
  4. (uncountable) Small metal balls used as ammunition.
  5. (uncountable, military) Metal balls (or similar) used as ammunition; not necessarily small.
  6. (referring to one's skill at firing a gun) Someone who shoots (a gun) regularly
    I brought him hunting as he's a good shot.
    He'd make a bad soldier as he's a lousy shot.
  7. An opportunity or attempt.
    I'd like just one more shot at winning this game.
  8. A remark or comment, especially one which is critical or insulting.
    • 2003, Carla Marinucci, "On inauguration eve, 'Aaaarnold' stands tall," San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Nov. (retrieved 18 Apr. 2009):
      Schwarzenegger also is taking nasty shots from his own party, as GOP conservatives bash some of his appointments as Kennedyesque and traitorous to party values.
  9. (slang, sports, US) A punch or other physical blow.
  10. A measure of alcohol, usually spirits, as taken either from a shot-glass or directly from the bottle, equivalent to about 44 milliliters; 1.5 ounces. ("pony shot"= 30 milliliters; 1 fluid ounce)
    I'd like a shot of whisky in my coffee.
  11. A single serving of espresso.
  12. (photography, film) A single unbroken sequence of photographic film exposures, or the digital equivalent; an unedited sequence of frames.
    We got a good shot of the hummingbirds mating.
  13. A vaccination or injection.
    I went to the doctor to get a shot for malaria.
  14. (US, Canada, baseball, informal) A home run that scores one, two, or three runs (a four run home run is usually referred to as a grand slam).
    His solo shot in the seventh inning ended up winning the game.
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Verb[edit]

shot

  1. simple past tense and past participle of shoot

Verb[edit]

shot (third-person singular simple present shots, present participle shotting, simple past and past participle shotted)

  1. (transitive) To load (a gun) with shot.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology 2[edit]

See scot (a share).

Noun[edit]

shot (plural shots)

  1. A charge to be paid, a scot or shout.
    Drink up. It's his shot.
    • Chapman
      Here no shots are where all shares be.
    • Shakespeare
      A man is never [] welcome to a place till some certain shot be paid and the hostess say "Welcome".
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Interjection[edit]

shot

  1. (colloquial, South Africa) Thank you.

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

shot c

  1. shot; measure of alcohol

Usage notes[edit]

In Sweden, the term "shot" usually refers to a measure of 4 or 6 cl of alcohol.

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