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Definition of Shot


  1. A cast of a net.
  2. The entire throw of nets at one time.
  3. A place or spot for setting nets.
  4. A single draft or catch of fish made.
  5. A spherical weight, to be put, or thrown, in competition for distance.
  6. A stroke or propulsive action in certain games, as in billiards, hockey, curling, etc.; also, a move, as in chess.
  7. A guess; conjecture; also, an attempt.
  8. of Shoot
  9. imp. & p. p. of Shoot.
  10. Woven in such a way as to produce an effect of variegation, of changeable tints, or of being figured; as, shot silks. See Shoot, v. t., 8.
  11. A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.
  12. of Shot
  13. The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile.
  14. 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.
  15. Small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, -- used chiefly for killing game; as, bird shot; buckshot.
  16. 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.
  17. A marksman; one who practices shooting; as, an exellent shot.
  18. To load with shot, as a gun.

Shot Quotations

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.
William Tecumseh Sherman

I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.
Kobe Bryant

Players should know that if you can't make the contribution of the winning shot, that your attitude every day when you come to practice, or the positive contribution you make through cheering and keeping up team morale, is just as important in the overall picture.
Sue Wicks

One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know.
Groucho Marx
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Shot Translations

shot in Italian is sparo
shot in Spanish is tiro, balazo
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