Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shot

17 senses of shot

Sense 1
shooting, shot -- (the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate")
       => propulsion, actuation -- (the act of propelling)

Sense 2
shot, pellet -- (a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear")
       => projectile, missile -- (a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled)

Sense 3
stroke, shot -- ((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")
       => maneuver, manoeuvre, play -- (a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop")

Sense 4
shot, crack -- (a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion")
       => opportunity, chance -- (a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance")

Sense 5
shot, shooter -- (a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot); "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter")
       => expert -- (a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully)

Sense 6
scene, shot -- (a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film)
       => photograph, photo, exposure, picture, pic -- (a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material)

Sense 7
injection, shot -- (the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot")
       => medical care, medical aid -- (professional treatment for illness or injury)

Sense 8
nip, shot -- (a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Sense 9
shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe -- (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")
       => remark, comment, input -- (a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account")

Sense 10
guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning -- (an estimate based on little or no information)
       => estimate, estimation, approximation, idea -- (an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take")

Sense 11
snapshot, snap, shot -- (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")
       => photograph, photo, exposure, picture, pic -- (a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material)

Sense 12
shot -- (sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put; "he trained at putting the shot")
       => sports equipment -- (equipment needed to participate in a particular sport)

Sense 13
shot -- (an explosive charge used in blasting)
       => charge, burster, bursting charge, explosive charge -- (a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains")

Sense 14
shot -- (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")
       => blow -- (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head")

Sense 15
shot -- (an attempt to score in a game)
       => attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try -- (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try")

Sense 16
shot, stab -- (informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting")
       => attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try -- (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try")

Sense 17
blastoff, shot -- (the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination)
       => rocket firing, rocket launching -- (the launching of a rocket or missile under its own power)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shoot

20 senses of shoot

Sense 1
shoot, hit, pip -- (hit with a missile from a weapon)
       => injure, wound -- (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

Sense 2
shoot, pip -- (kill by firing a missile)
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

Sense 3
blast, shoot -- (fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away")
       => fire, discharge -- (cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet")

Sense 4
film, shoot, take -- (make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie")
       => record, enter, put down -- (make a record of; set down in permanent form)

Sense 5
shoot -- (send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly; "shoot a glance")
       => project, cast, contrive, throw -- (put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light")

Sense 6
dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot -- (run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard")
       => rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it -- (move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street")

Sense 7
tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck -- (move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office")
       => rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it -- (move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street")
          Phrasal Verb-> shoot up#1

Sense 8
shoot -- (throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball")
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Sense 9
photograph, snap, shoot -- (record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President")
       => record, enter, put down -- (make a record of; set down in permanent form)

Sense 10
shoot -- (emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully; "The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth")
       => emit, give out, give off -- (give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits")

Sense 11
shoot -- (cause a sharp and sudden pain in; "The pain shot up her leg")
       => ache, smart, hurt -- (be the source of pain)

Sense 12
inject, shoot -- (force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing; "inject hydrogen into the balloon")
       => insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce -- (introduce; "Insert your ticket here")

Sense 13
shoot -- (variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors; "shoot cloth")
       => weave, interweave -- (interlace by or as if by weaving)

Sense 14
shoot -- (throw dice, as in a crap game)
       => throw -- (throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six")

Sense 15
fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away -- (spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance")
       => consume, squander, waste, ware -- (spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not")

Sense 16
shoot -- (score; "shoot a basket"; "shoot a goal")
       => score, hit, tally, rack up -- (gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season")

Sense 17
shoot -- (utter fast and forcefully; "She shot back an answer")
       => utter, emit, let out, let loose -- (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand")

Sense 18
shoot -- (measure the altitude of by using a sextant; "shoot a star")
       => measure, mensurate, measure out -- (determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall")

Sense 19
shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout -- (produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted")
       => grow -- (increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore")

Sense 20
inject, shoot -- (give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein")
       => administer, dispense -- (give or apply (medications))

Antonyms of adj shot

1 sense of shot

Sense 1
changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot -- (varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent")

INDIRECT (VIA colorful) -> colorless, colourless -- (weak in color; not colorful)

Similarity of adj shot

1 sense of shot

Sense 1
changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot -- (varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent")
       => colorful (vs. colorless), colourful -- (having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves")

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