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Definition of Shot

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

One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
Winston Churchill

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Winston Churchill

Immortality is a long shot, I admit. But somebody has to be first.
Bill Cosby
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Shot Translations

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

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