Synonyms of shot


1. shooting, shot, propulsion, actuation

usage: the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"

2. shot, pellet, projectile, missile

usage: a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"

3. stroke, shot, maneuver, manoeuvre, play

usage: (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"

4. shot, crack, opportunity, chance

usage: a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"

5. shot, shooter, expert

usage: a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot); "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"

6. scene, shot, photograph, photo, exposure, picture, pic

usage: a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

7. injection, shot, medical care, medical aid

usage: the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot"

8. nip, shot, small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount

usage: a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey"

9. shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe, remark, comment, input

usage: 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"

10. guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning, estimate, estimation, approximation, idea

usage: an estimate based on little or no information

11. snapshot, snap, shot, photograph, photo, exposure, picture, pic

usage: 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"

12. shot, sports equipment

usage: sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put; "he trained at putting the shot"

13. shot, charge, burster, bursting charge, explosive charge

usage: an explosive charge used in blasting

14. shot, blow

usage: 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. shot, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

usage: an attempt to score in a game

16. shot, stab, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

usage: informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"

17. blastoff, shot, rocket firing, rocket launching

usage: the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination


1. shoot, hit, pip, injure, wound

usage: hit with a missile from a weapon

2. shoot, pip, kill

usage: kill by firing a missile

3. blast, shoot, fire, discharge

usage: fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away"

4. film, shoot, take, record, enter, put down

usage: make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"

5. shoot, project, cast, contrive, throw

usage: send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly; "shoot a glance"

6. dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot, rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it

usage: run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"

7. tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck, rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it

usage: move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

8. shoot, hit

usage: throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"

9. photograph, snap, shoot, record, enter, put down

usage: record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"

10. shoot, emit, give out, give off

usage: emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully; "The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"

11. shoot, ache, smart, hurt

usage: cause a sharp and sudden pain in; "The pain shot up her leg"

12. inject, shoot, insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce

usage: force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing; "inject hydrogen into the balloon"

13. shoot, weave, interweave

usage: variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors; "shoot cloth"

14. shoot, throw

usage: throw dice, as in a crap game

15. fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away, consume, squander, waste, ware

usage: spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance"

16. shoot, score, hit, tally, rack up

usage: score; "shoot a basket"; "shoot a goal"

17. shoot, utter, emit, let out, let loose

usage: utter fast and forcefully; "She shot back an answer"

18. shoot, measure, mensurate, measure out

usage: measure the altitude of by using a sextant; "shoot a star"

19. shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout, grow

usage: produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"

20. inject, shoot, administer, dispense

usage: give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"


1. changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot, colorful (vs. colorless), colourful

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

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Definition and meaning of shot (Dictionary)