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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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

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


Broader (hypernym)rocket firing, rocket launching

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