shot n

see shoot, v.

  1. Archer; bowman; shooter; one who launches arrows with a bow; [fig.] gunman; sniper; sharpshooter; [metaphor] deadly moment.
  2. Missile; projectile; act of shooting; [fig.] hit; mark; shock; wound; injury.
  3. Blow; bang; spike; explosion; detonation; recoil; reverberation; repercussion; ballistic impact; [fig.] wince; stroke; aneurism; cerebrovascular accident; [metaphor] crisis; death; mortal wound; critical condition.
  4. Blast; flak; impact; attack; [fig.] blight.
  5. Arrow; sharply-pointed projectile.
  6. Gunshot; assault with a weapon.