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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shoot  \Shoot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shot};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Shooting}.  The  old  participle  {Shotten}  is  obsolete.  See 
  {Shotten}.]  [OE.  shotien,  schotien  AS  scotian,  v.  i., 
  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},  v.  i.,  {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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shot  \Shot\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Shoot}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shot  \Shot\,  a. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shot  \Shot\,  n.  [AS.  scot,  sceot,  fr  sce['o]tan  to  shoot;  akin 
  to  D.  sschot  Icel.  skot.  [root]159.  See  {Scot}  a  share, 
  {Shoot},  v.  t.,  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shot  \Shot\,  n.;  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  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. 
 
  {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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shot  \Shot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shotted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Shotting}.] 
  To  load  with  shot,  as  a  gun.  --Totten. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shot  \Shot\,  n. 
  1.  (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 
 
  2.  (Athletics)  A  spherical  weight,  to  be  put  or  thrown,  in 
  competition  for  distance. 
 
  3.  A  stroke  or  propulsive  action  in  certain  games,  as  in 
  billiards,  hockey,  curling,  etc.;  also  a  move  as  in 
  chess. 
 
  4.  A  guess;  conjecture;  also  an  attempt.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  shot 
  adj  :  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}] 
  n  1:  an  attempt  to  score  in  a  game 
  2:  (sports)  the  act  of  swinging  or  striking  at  a  ball  with  a 
  club  or  racket  or  bat  or  cue  or  hand;  "a  good  shot  require 
  good  balance  and  tempo";  "he  left  me  an  almost  impossible 
  shot"  [syn:  {stroke}] 
  3:  the  act  of  firing  a  projectile;  "his  shooting  was  slow  but 
  accurate"  [syn:  {shooting}] 
  4:  (informal)  a  chance  to  do  something  "he  wanted  a  shot  at 
  the  champion"  [syn:  {crack}] 
  5:  the  act  of  putting  a  liquid  into  the  body  by  means  of  a 
  syringe;  "the  nurse  gave  him  a  flu  shot"  [syn:  {injection}] 
  6:  a  solid  missile  discharged  from  a  firearm;  "the  shot  buzzed 
  past  his  ear"  [syn:  {pellet}] 
  7:  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}] 
  8:  a  consecutive  series  of  pictures  that  constitutes  a  unit  of 
  action  in  a  film  [syn:  {scene}] 
  9:  an  informal  word  for  any  attempt  or  effort;  "he  gave  it  his 
  best  shot" 
  10:  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:  {shaft},  {slam},  {dig}, 
  {barb},  {jibe},  {gibe}] 
  11:  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" 
  12:  a  small  drink  of  liquor;  "he  poured  a  shot  of  whiskey"  [syn: 
  {nip}] 
  13:  a  heavy  metal  ball  used  in  the  shot  put  "he  trained  at 
  putting  the  shot" 
  14:  a  person  who  shoots  (as  regards  their  ability);  "he  is  a 
  crack  shot";  "a  poor  shooter"  [syn:  {shooter}] 
  15:  the  launching  of  a  missile  or  spacecraft  to  a  specified 
  destination  [syn:  {blastoff}] 
  16:  an  explosive  charge  used  in  blasting 
  17:  an  estimate  based  on  little  or  no  information  [syn:  {guess}, 
  {guesswork},  {guessing},  {dead  reckoning}] 




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