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Meaning of shot

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  shot
      adj 1: varying in color when seen in different lights or from
             different angles; "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or
             shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and
             iridescent" [syn: {changeable}, {chatoyant},
             {iridescent}, {shot}]
      n 1: the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but
           accurate" [syn: {shooting}, {shot}]
      2: a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed
         past his ear" [syn: {shot}, {pellet}]
      3: (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a
         club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to
         get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance
         and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot" [syn:
         {stroke}, {shot}]
      4: a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"
         [syn: {shot}, {crack}]
      5: a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to
         shoot); "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter" [syn: {shot},
         {shooter}]
      6: a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of
         action in a film [syn: {scene}, {shot}]
      7: the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a
         syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot" [syn: {injection},
         {shot}]
      8: a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey" [syn:
         {nip}, {shot}]
      9: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and
         intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was
         `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig
         at me every chance she gets" [syn: {shot}, {shaft}, {slam},
         {dig}, {barb}, {jibe}, {gibe}]
      10: an estimate based on little or no information [syn: {guess},
          {guesswork}, {guessing}, {shot}, {dead reckoning}]
      11: 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" [syn: {snapshot},
          {snap}, {shot}]
      12: sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in
          the shot put; "he trained at putting the shot"
      13: an explosive charge used in blasting
      14: a blow hard enough to cause injury; "he is still recovering
          from a shot to his leg"; "I caught him with a solid shot to
          the chin"
      15: an attempt to score in a game
      16: informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his
          best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting" [syn: {shot},
          {stab}]
      17: the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified
          destination [syn: {blastoff}, {shot}]


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