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Webster 1913 Edition


Shot

Shot

,
imp.
&
p.
p.
of
Shoot
.

Shot

,
Adj.
Woven in such a way as to produce an effect of variegation, of changeable tints, or of being figured;
as,
shot
silks
. See
Shoot
,
Verb.
T.
, 8.

Shot

,
Noun.
[AS.
scot
,
sceot
, fr.
sceótan
to shoot; akin to D.
sschot
, Icel.
skot
. √159. See
Scot
a share,
Shoot
,
Verb.
T.
, and cf.
Shot
a shooting.]
A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.
Here no
shots
are where all shares be.
Chapman.
A man is never . . . welcome to a place till some certain
shot
be paid and the hostess say “Welcome.”
Shakespeare

Shot

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Shot
or
Shots
(#)
.
[OE.
shot
,
schot
, AS.
gesceot
a missile; akin to D.
schot
a shot, shoot, G.
schuss
, ge
schoss
a missile, Icel.
skot
a throwing, a javelin, and E.
shoot
, v.t. √159. See
Shoot
, and cf.
Shot
a share.]
1.
The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile.
He caused twenty
shot
of his greatest cannon to be made at the king’s army.
Clarendon.
2.
A missile weapon, particularly a ball or bullet; specifically, whatever is discharged as a projectile from firearms or cannon by the force of an explosive.
Shot used in war is of various kinds, classified according to the material of which it is composed, into lead, wrought-iron, and cast-iron; according to form, into spherical and oblong; according to structure and modes of operation, into solid, hollow, and case. See
Bar shot
,
Chain shot
, etc., under
Bar
,
Chain
, etc.
3.
Small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, – used chiefly as the projectiles in shotguns for killing game;
as, bird
shot
; buck
shot
.
4.
The flight of a missile, or the distance which it is, or can be, thrown;
as, the vessel was distant more than a cannon
shot
.
5.
A marksman; one who practices shooting;
as, an exellent
shot
.
Shot belt
,
a belt having a pouch or compartment for carrying shot.
Shot cartridge
,
a cartridge containing powder and small shot, forming a charge for a shotgun.
Shot garland
(Naut.)
,
a wooden frame to contain shot, secured to the coamings and ledges round the hatchways of a ship.
Shot gauge
,
an instrument for measuring the diameter of round shot.
Totten.
shot hole
,
a hole made by a shot or bullet discharged.
Shot locker
(Naut.)
,
a strongly framed compartment in the hold of a vessel, for containing shot.
Shot of a cable
(Naut.)
,
the splicing of two or more cables together, or the whole length of the cables thus united.
Shot prop
(Naut.)
,
a wooden prop covered with tarred hemp, to stop a hole made by the shot of an enemy in a ship's side.
Shot tower
,
a lofty tower for making shot, by dropping from its summit melted lead in slender streams. The lead forms spherical drops which cool in the descent, and are received in water or other liquid.
Shot window
,
a window projecting from the wall. Ritson, quoted by Halliwell, explains it as a window that opens and shuts; and Wodrow describes it as a window of shutters made of timber and a few inches of glass above them.

Shot

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Shotted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Shotting
.]
To load with shot, as a gun.
Totten.

Webster 1828 Edition


Shot

SHOT

, pret. and pp. of shoot.

SHOT

,
Noun.
1. The act of shooting; discharge of a missile weapon.
He caused twenty shot of his greatest cannon to be made at the king's army.

Definition 2022


shot

shot

English

Adjective

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?
Translations

Noun

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”, in 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.
    • 2009, David P. Murphy, Phil Torcivia, Rebecca Shockley, Such a Nice Guy
      You won't see me buying a round of Jägerbombs for girls half my age because I know when I have no shot.
  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.
  15. (US federal prison system) Written documentation of a behavior infraction.
  16. (fisheries) A cast of one or more nets.
  17. (fisheries) A place or spot for setting nets.
  18. (fisheries) A single draft or catch of fish made.
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Verb

shot

  1. simple past tense and past participle of shoot

Verb

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?)

Etymology 2

See scot (a share).

Noun

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".
Translations

Etymology 3

Interjection

shot

  1. (colloquial, South Africa) Thank you.

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: shown · escape · Mr · #926: shot · warm · sufficient · conduct

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Swedish

Noun

shot c

  1. shot; measure of alcohol

Usage notes

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

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