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English adjective: shot

1. shot varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles


SamplesChangeable taffeta.
Chatoyant (or shot) silk.
A dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent.


Synonymschangeable, chatoyant, iridescent


Similarcolorful, colourful


Antonymscolorless, colourless


English noun: shot

1. shot (act) the act of firing a projectile


SamplesHis shooting was slow but accurate.


Synonymsshooting


Broader (hypernym)actuation, propulsion


Narrower (hyponym)countershot, discharge, firing, firing off, gunfire, gunshot, headshot, potshot, shellfire, shoot


Part holonymfire control

2. shot (artifact) a solid missile discharged from a firearm


SamplesThe shot buzzed past his ear.


Synonymspellet


Broader (hypernym)missile, projectile


Narrower (hyponym)ball, BB, BB shot, bird shot, buckshot, duck shot, grape, grapeshot, musket ball


Part meronymcanister, canister shot, case shot

3. shot (act) (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand


SamplesIt took two strokes to get out of the bunker.
A good shot requires good balance and tempo.
He left me an almost impossible shot.


Synonymsstroke


Broader (hypernym)maneuver, manoeuvre, play


Narrower (hyponym)baseball swing, break, cannon, carom, cut, cut, golf shot, golf stroke, masse, masse shot, miscue, swing, swing, swipe, tennis shot, tennis stroke, undercut


Part holonymfollow-through


Domain categoryathletics, sport

4. shot (state) a chance to do something


SamplesHe wanted a shot at the champion.


Synonymscrack


Broader (hypernym)chance, opportunity


Domain usagecolloquialism

5. shot (person) a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)


SamplesHe is a crack shot.
A poor shooter.


Synonymsshooter


Broader (hypernym)expert


Narrower (hyponym)crack shot, gun, gunman, marksman, sharpshooter, trapshooter

6. shot (communication) a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film


Synonymsscene


Broader (hypernym)exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture


Narrower (hyponym)outtake


Part meronymfilm, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show

7. shot (act) the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe


SamplesThe nurse gave him a flu shot.


Synonymsinjection


Broader (hypernym)medical aid, medical care


Narrower (hyponym)intradermal injection, intramuscular injection, intravenous injection, subcutaneous injection

8. shot (quantity) a small drink of liquor


SamplesHe poured a shot of whiskey.


Synonymsnip


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

9. shot (communication) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect


SamplesHis parting shot was `drop dead'.
She threw shafts of sarcasm.
She takes a dig at me every chance she gets.


Synonymsbarb, dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, slam


Broader (hypernym)comment, input, remark


Narrower (hyponym)cheap shot

10. shot (cognition) an estimate based on little or no information


Synonymsdead reckoning, guess, guessing, guesswork


Broader (hypernym)approximation, estimate, estimation, idea

11. shot (artifact) an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera


SamplesMy snapshots haven't been developed yet.
He tried to get unposed shots of his friends.


Synonymssnap, snapshot


Broader (hypernym)exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture

12. shot (artifact) sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put


SamplesHe trained at putting the shot.


Broader (hypernym)sports equipment

13. shot (artifact) an explosive charge used in blasting


Broader (hypernym)burster, bursting charge, charge, explosive charge

14. shot (act) a blow hard enough to cause injury


SamplesHe is still recovering from a shot to his leg.
I caught him with a solid shot to the chin.


Broader (hypernym)blow


Narrower (hyponym)cheap shot

15. shot (act) an attempt to score in a game


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try


Narrower (hyponym)basketball shot, headshot, slapshot

16. shot (act) informal words for any attempt or effort


SamplesHe gave it his best shot.
He took a stab at forecasting.


Synonymsstab


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

17. shot (act) the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination


Synonymsblastoff


Broader (hypernym)rocket firing, rocket launching









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