• (British) IPA: /ʃɒt/
  • (America) IPA: /ʃɑt/


  1. (colloquial) Worn out or broken.
    The rear axle will have to be replaced. It’s shot.
    • 1998, The Tragically Hip, "Thompson Girl", Phantom Power (The Tragically Hip album):
      Thompson girl, I'm stranded at the Unique Motel / Thompson girl, winterfighter's shot on the car as well
  2. (of material, especially silk) Woven from warp and weft strands of different colours, resulting in an iridescent appearance.
    The cloak was shot through with silver threads.
  3. Tired, weary.
    I have to go to bed now; I’m shot.
  4. Discharged, cleared, or rid of something.
    • 1819, Jedadiah Cleishbotham [pseudonym; Walter Scott], chapter V, in Tales of My Landlord, Third Series. [...] In Four Volumes, volume III (The Bride of Lammermoor), Edinburgh: Printed [by James Ballantyne and Co.] for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, […]; Hurst, Robinson, and Co. […], OCLC 277985465 ↗, page 62 ↗:
      Tell me true, are you not glad to be fairly shot of him?
  5. Scarred silly or crazy of something or someone usually due to a traumatic experience with said fear.
    This man is wolf shot from seeing too many horror movies with wolves in them, so much so that even the mention of the word “wolf” makes him run in terror and that need committed to the insane asylum.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: переливчатый
Translations Noun


  1. The result of launching a projectile or bullet.
    The shot was wide off the mark.
  2. (sports) The act of launching a ball or similar object toward a goal.
    They took the lead on a last-minute shot.
  3. (athletics) The heavy iron ball used for the shot put.
    The shot flew twenty metres, and nearly landed on the judge's foot.
  4. (uncountable) Small metal balls used as ammunition.
  5. (uncountable, military) Metal balls (or similar) used as ammunition; not necessarily small.
  6. (referring to one's skill at firing a gun) Someone who shoots (a gun) regularly
    I brought him hunting as he's a good shot.
    He'd make a bad soldier as he's a lousy shot.
  7. An opportunity or attempt.
    I'd like just one more shot at winning this game.
    • 2009, David P. Murphy, Phil Torcivia, Rebecca Shockley, Such a Nice Guy
      You won't see me buying a round of Jägerbombs for girls half my age because I know when I have no shot.
  8. A remark or comment, especially one which is critical or insulting.
    • 2003, Carla Marinucci, "On inauguration eve, 'Aaaarnold' stands tall ↗," San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Nov. (retrieved 18 Apr. 2009):
      Schwarzenegger also is taking nasty shots from his own party, as GOP conservatives bash some of his appointments as Kennedyesque and traitorous to party values.
  9. (slang, sports, US) A punch or other physical blow.
  10. A measure of alcohol, usually spirits, as taken either from a shot-glass or directly from the bottle, equivalent to about 44 milliliters; 1.5 ounces. ("pony shot"= 30 milliliters; 1 fluid ounce)
    I'd like a shot of whisky in my coffee.
  11. A single serving of espresso.
  12. (archaic) A reckoning, a share of a tavern bill, etc.
  13. (photography, film) A single snapshot or an unbroken sequence of photographic film exposures, or the digital equivalent; an unedited sequence of frames.
    We got a good shot of the hummingbirds mating.
  14. (medicine) A vaccination or injection.
    I went to the doctor to get a shot for malaria.
  15. (US, Canada, baseball, informal) A home run that scores one, two, or three runs (a four run home run is usually referred to as a grand slam).
    His solo shot in the seventh inning ended up winning the game.
  16. (US federal prison system) Written documentation of a behavior infraction.
  17. (fisheries) A cast of one or more nets.
  18. (fisheries) A place or spot for setting nets.
  19. (fisheries) A single draft or catch of fish made.
Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • French: plomb
  • Russian: дробь
  • French: coup
  • Russian: попы́тка
  • Russian: вы́зов
  • French: dose, shooter
  • German: Shot
  • Italian: bicchierino
  • Portuguese: dose
  • Russian: по́рция
  • Spanish: chupito, (tequila shot) tequilazo, trago
Translations Translations Verb
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of shoot

shot (shots, present participle shotting; past and past participle shotted)

  1. (transitive) To load (a gun) with shot.

shot (plural shots)

  1. A charge to be paid, a scot or shout.
    Drink up. It's his shot.
    • Here no shots are where all shares be.
    • c. 1590–1591, William Shakespeare, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene v]:
      A man is never […] welcome to a place till some certain shot be paid and the hostess say "Welcome".
  • French: coup
  • Russian: вы́плата
  1. (colloquial, South Africa, New Zealand) Thank you.

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