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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shoot \Shoot\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Shot}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shooting}. The old participle {Shotten} is obsolete. See {Shotten}.] [OE. shotien, schotien, AS. scotian, verb (used without an object), sce['o]tan; akin to D. schieten, G. schie?en, OHG. sciozan, Icel. skj?ta, Sw. skjuta, Dan. skyde; cf. Skr. skund to jump. [root]159. Cf. {Scot} a contribution, {Scout} to reject, {Scud}, {Scuttle}, verb (used without an object), {Shot}, {Sheet}, {Shut}, {Shuttle}, {Skittish}, {Skittles}.]

1. To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object.

If you please To shoot an arrow that self way. --Shak.

2. To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; -- followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun.

The two ends od a bow, shot off, fly from one another. --Boyle.

3. To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object.

When Roger shot the hawk hovering over his master's dove house. --A. Tucker.

4. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.

An honest weaver as ever shot shuttle. --Beau. & Fl.

A pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot corpses by scores. --Macaulay.

5. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.

They shoot out the lip, they shake the head. --Ps. xxii. 7.

Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting. --Dryden.

6. (Carp.) To plane straight; to fit by planing.

Two pieces of wood that are shot, that is, planed or else pared with a paring chisel. --Moxon.

7. To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.

She . . . shoots the Stygian sound. --Dryden.

8. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.

The tangled water courses slept, Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow. --Tennyson.

{To be shot of}, to be discharged, cleared, or rid of. [Colloq.] "Are you not glad to be shot of him?" --Sir W. Scott.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shot \Shot\, noun; pl. {Shot}or {Shots}. [OE. shot, schot, AS. gesceot a missile; akin to D. schot a shot, shoot, G. schuss, geschoss a missile, Icel. skot a throwing, a javelin, and E. shoot, v.t. [root]159. See {Shoot}, and cf. {Shot} a share.]

1. The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile.

He caused twenty shot of his greatest cannon to be made at the king's army. --Clarendon.

2. 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.

Note: Shot used in war is of various kinds, classified according to the material of which it is composed, into lead, wrought-iron, and cast-iron; according to form, into spherical and oblong; according to structure and modes of operation, into solid, hollow, and case. See {Bar shot}, {Chain shot}, etc., under {Bar}, {Chain}, etc.

3. Small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, -- used chiefly as the projectiles in shotguns for killing game; as, bird shot; buckshot.

4. 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.

5. A marksman; one who practices shooting; as, an exellent shot.

6. (Fisheries) (a) A cast of a net. (b) The entire throw of nets at one time. (c) A place or spot for setting nets. (d) A single draft or catch of fish made. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. (Athletics) A spherical weight, to be put, or thrown, in competition for distance. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

8. A stroke, throw, or other action to propel a ball or other game piece in certain games, as in billiards, hockey, basketball, curling, etc.; also, a move, as in chess. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

9. A guess; conjecture; also, an attempt. [Colloq.] "I'll take a shot at it." [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

{Shot belt}, a belt having a pouch or compartment for carrying shot.

{Shot cartridge}, a cartridge containing powder and small shot, forming a charge for a shotgun.

{Shot garland} (Naut.), a wooden frame to contain shot, secured to the coamings and ledges round the hatchways of a ship.

{Shot gauge}, an instrument for measuring the diameter of round shot. --Totten.

{shot hole}, a hole made by a shot or bullet discharged.

{Shot locker} (Naut.), a strongly framed compartment in the hold of a vessel, for containing shot.

{Shot of a cable} (Naut.), the splicing of two or more cables together, or the whole length of the cables thus united.

{Shot prop} (Naut.), a wooden prop covered with tarred hemp, to stop a hole made by the shot of an enemy in a ship's side.

{Shot tower}, a lofty tower for making shot, by dropping from its summit melted lead in slender streams. The lead forms spherical drops which cool in the descent, and are received in water or other liquid.

{Shot window}, a window projecting from the wall. Ritson, quoted by Halliwell, explains it as a window that opens and shuts; and Wodrow describes it as a window of shutters made of timber and a few inches of glass above them.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shot \Shot\, imp. & p. p. of {Shoot}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shot \Shot\, adjective Woven in such a way as to produce an effect of variegation, of changeable tints, or of being figured; as, shot silks. See {Shoot}, verb (used with an object), 8.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shot \Shot\, noun [AS. scot, sceot, fr. sce['o]tan to shoot; akin to D. sschot, Icel. skot. [root]159. See {Scot} a share, {Shoot}, verb (used with an object), and cf. {Shot} a shooting.] A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.

Here no shots are where all shares be. --Chapman.

A man is never . . . welcome to a place till some certain shot be paid and the hostess say "Welcome." --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shot \Shot\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Shotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shotting}.] To load with shot, as a gun. --Totten.

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

shot

adjective

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}]

noun

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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