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shot

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shot

  1. 1 a directed propelling of a missile by a firearm or artillery piece cannon operators often had to use several shots to figure out the range of their targets Synonyms of shot blasting, discharge, firing Words Related to shot potshot; barrage, blitz, blitzkrieg, bombardment, broadside, burst, cannonade, drumfire, fusillade, hail, salvo, shower, storm, volley

  2. 2 an effort to do or accomplish something let's take another shot at the puzzle Synonyms of shot assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, attempt, stab, trial, try, whack, whirlWords Related to shot striving, struggle, throes, undertaking; trial and error

  3. 3 a picture created from an image recorded on a light-sensitive surface by a camera took a shot of his family for the scrapbook Synonyms of shot photo, pic, print, photograph, snap, snapshotWords Related to shot blowup, close-up, enlargement, still; telephoto; daguerreotype, ferrotype, monochrome, sepia, tintype

  4. 4 a person skilled in shooting at a target a soldier who's an excellent shot with a rifle Synonyms of shot sharpshooter, shooter, marksmanWords Related to shot sniper; rifleman; trapshooter; gun, gunman, gunner; markswoman

  5. 5 the portion of a serving of a beverage that is swallowed at one time drank a shot of whisky Synonyms of shot belt, draft, drag, gulp, nip, quaff, drink, sip, slug, snort, sup, swallow, swig, swillWords Related to shot dram, drop

  6. 6 an opinion or judgment based on little or no evidence I have no idea what's different about you, but I'll take a shot: you cut your hair? Synonyms of shot guess, conjecture, supposition, surmiseWords Related to shot hypothesis, hypothetical, theory, thesis; dead reckoning, guessing, guesswork, speculation; hunch, intuition; belief, faith

  7. 7 a favorable combination of circumstances, time, and place we have a real shot at getting into the championship if we win this next match Synonyms of shot break, chance, occasion, opening, room, opportunityWords Related to shot play, way; juncture, pass


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