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Definition of shot:

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


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