EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English sceot, from Proto-Germanic *skutą; compare scot.

AdjectiveEdit

shot (comparative more shot, superlative most shot)

  1. (colloquial) Worn out or broken.
    The rear axle will have to be replaced. It’s shot.
    • 2004, Garret Keizer, Help: The Original Human Dilemma, page 50:
      ... but he finds it hard to resist helping the boss's sister, who also works there and whose body "is more shot than mine."
    • 1998, The Tragically Hip, "Thompson Girl", Phantom Power:
      Thompson girl, I'm stranded at the Unique Motel / Thompson girl, winterfighter's shot on the car as well
  2. (of material, especially silk) Woven from warp and weft strands of different colours, resulting in an iridescent appearance.
    The cloak was shot through with silver threads.
  3. Tired, weary.
    I have to go to bed now; I’m shot.
  4. Discharged, cleared, or rid of something.
  5. Scarred silly or crazy of something or someone usually due to a traumatic experience with said fear.
    This man is wolf shot from seeing too many horror movies with wolves in them, so much so that even the mention of the word “wolf” makes him run in terror and that need committed to the insane asylum.
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NounEdit

shot (countable and uncountable, plural shots)

  1. The result of launching a projectile or bullet.
    The shot was wide off the mark.
  2. (sports) The act of launching a ball or similar object toward a goal.
    They took the lead on a last-minute shot.
    • 2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      England's attacking impetus was limited to one shot from Lampard that was comfortably collected by keeper Iker Casillas, but for all Spain's domination of the ball his England counterpart Joe Hart was unemployed.
  3. (athletics) The heavy iron ball used for the shot put.
    The shot flew twenty metres, and nearly landed on the judge's foot.
  4. (uncountable) Small metal balls used as ammunition.
  5. (uncountable, military) Metal balls (or similar) used as ammunition; not necessarily small.
  6. Someone who shoots (a gun, longbow, etc.); a person reckoned as to their aim.
    He'd make a bad soldier, since he's a lousy shot.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 78:
      "But tell me, was it he who shot that goblin-hare down by Christiania, which you told me about once?" "Oh, that hare! No, that was a professional shot from those parts called Brandte-Lars."
    • 1902, Robert Marshall Grade, The Haunted Major
      As a shot, I will only refer you to my own game-book; and if, after examining the records contained therein, you can show me an equally proficient man in that special line, well — I'll take off my hat to him.
  7. An opportunity or attempt.
    I'd like just one more shot at winning this game.
    • 2009, David P. Murphy, Phil Torcivia, Rebecca Shockley, Such a Nice Guy
      You won't see me buying a round of Jägerbombs for girls half my age because I know when I have no shot.
  8. A remark or comment, especially one which is critical or insulting.
    • 2003, Carla Marinucci, "On inauguration eve, 'Aaaarnold' stands tall," San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Nov. (retrieved 18 Apr. 2009):
      Schwarzenegger also is taking nasty shots from his own party, as GOP conservatives bash some of his appointments as Kennedyesque and traitorous to party values.
  9. (slang, sports, US) A punch or other physical blow.
  10. A measure of alcohol, usually spirits, as taken either from a shot-glass or directly from the bottle, equivalent to about 44 milliliters; 1.5 ounces. ("pony shot"= 30 milliliters; 1 fluid ounce)
    I'd like a shot of whisky in my coffee.
  11. A single serving of espresso.
  12. (archaic) A reckoning, a share of a tavern bill, etc.
    • The Fisher's Garland for 1835
      Yet still while I have got / Enough to pay the shot / Of Boniface, both gruff and greedy O!
  13. (photography, film) A single snapshot or an unbroken sequence of photographic film exposures, or the digital equivalent; an unedited sequence of frames.
    We got a good shot of the hummingbirds mating.
    • 2004, Robert Thompson & Cindy Malone, The Broadcast Journalism Handbook: A Television News Survival Guide, →ISBN, page 4:
      Even if everyone else is taking close-up shots of the crumpled body of a rock climber who fell to his death, and your photographer did too, maybe you don't feel the need to air that shot.
    • 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 68:
      On arrival at Birmingham New Street, I make my way upstairs to the mezzanine to get shots of an almost deserted concourse, polka-dotted with social distancing circles like some strange board-game.
  14. (medicine) A vaccination or injection.
    I went to the doctor to get a shot for malaria.
  15. (US, Canada, baseball, informal) A home run that scores one, two, or three runs (a four run home run is usually referred to as a grand slam).
    His solo shot in the seventh inning ended up winning the game.
  16. (US federal prison system) Written documentation of a behavior infraction.
  17. (fisheries) A cast of one or more nets.
  18. (fisheries) A place or spot for setting nets.
  19. (fisheries) A single draft or catch of fish made.
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VerbEdit

shot

  1. simple past tense and past participle of shoot

VerbEdit

shot (third-person singular simple present shots, present participle shotting, simple past and past participle shotted)

  1. (transitive) To load (a gun) with shot.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for shot in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Etymology 2Edit

See scot (a share).

NounEdit

shot (plural shots)

  1. A charge to be paid, a scot or shout.
    Drink up. It's his shot.

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InterjectionEdit

shot

  1. (colloquial, South Africa, New Zealand) Thank you.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English shot.

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NounEdit

shot n or m (plural shots, diminutive shotje n)

  1. (film, photography) shot (sequence of frames)
  2. shot (measure/serving of alcohol)

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shot m (plural shots)

  1. shot (small quantity of drink, especially alcohol)

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃot/, [ˈʃot̪]

NounEdit

shot m (plural shots)

  1. shot (small portion of drink)
    Synonym: chupito

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

shot c

  1. shot; measure of alcohol

Usage notesEdit

In Sweden, the term "shot" usually refers to a measure of 4 or 6 cl of alcohol.

DeclensionEdit

Declension of shot 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative shot shotten shottar shottarna
Genitive shots shottens shottars shottarnas

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