- shot as a noun:
- 17 as an adjective:
- 1 shoot as a noun:
- 2 as a verb:
The act of firing a projectile.
Dutch: schietpartij, schot
Polish: wystrzał, strzał
A solid missile discharged from a firearm:
— The shot buzzed past his ear.
sports The act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand:
— A good shot requires good balance and tempo.
— He left me an almost impossible shot.
A chance to do something:
— He wanted a shot at the champion.
A person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot):
— He is a crack shot.
A consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film.
The act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe:
— The nurse gave him a flu shot.
Dutch: spuitje, injectie
Polish: iniekcja, zastrzyk
A small drink of liquor:
— He poured a shot of whiskey.
An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect:
— His parting shot was `drop dead'.
Dutch: hatelijkheid, speldenprik, speldeprik, steek, stekeligheid
Polish: przycinek, przymówka, przytyk
An estimate based on little or no information.
Dutch: gissing, giswerk, gegist bestek, nattevingerwerk
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.
Sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put.
An explosive charge used in blasting.
A blow hard enough to cause injury.
An attempt to score in a game.
Informal words for any attempt or effort:
— He gave it his best shot.
The launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination.
Varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles:
— Chatoyant (or shot) silk.
Roget 440: variegated etc. v.; many-colored, many-hued; divers-colored, party-colored; dichromatic, polychromatic; bicolor†, tricolor, versicolor†; of all the colors of the rainbow, of all manner of colors; ... show more
Moby thesaurus: Nimrod, SOL, Telephoto, Wirephoto, admission, admission fee, aerial photograph, all bets off, all off, all over, all up, altitude peak, anchorage, ante, antelope, antitoxin, approach, archer, arrow, artilleryman ... show more.
A new branch.
Dutch: afzetsel, groei, loot, lot, poot, rank, scheut, schoot, spruit, telg ... show more
Polish: pęd, pęd roślinny
The act of shooting at targets.
Hit with a missile from a weapon.
Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang]. visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more
Kill by firing a missile.
Fire a shot.
Make a film or photograph of something:
— Shoot a movie.
Dutch: vlies, film, verfilmen
Send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly.
Run or move very quickly or hastily.
Dutch: afschieten, flitsen, schieten
Throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective.
Record on photographic film.
Dutch: flitsen, fotograferen, kieken, trekken
Emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully.
Cause a sharp and sudden pain in.
Force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing.
Variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors.
Throw dice, as in a crap game.
Spend frivolously and unwisely.
Utter fast and forcefully.
Measure the altitude of by using a sextant.
Produce buds, branches, or germinate.
Dutch: botten, kiemen, ontkiemen, punten, schieten, uitbotten, uitlopen, uitschieten
Give an injection to.
Moby thesaurus: Photostat, X-ray, Xerox, ache, acute pain, agonize, ail, aim at, altitude peak, anguish, annihilate, assassinate, automatic control, backfire, barf, barrage, be bright, beacon, beam, beat ... show more.
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