Definition of Bolt

1. Noun. A discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder.

Exact synonyms: Bolt Of Lightning, Thunderbolt
Generic synonyms: Lightning

2. Verb. Move or jump suddenly. "She bolted from her seat"
Generic synonyms: Move

3. Adverb. In a rigid manner. "He sat bolt upright"
Exact synonyms: Rigidly, Stiffly
Partainyms: Rigid, Stiff

4. Noun. A sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech.
Generic synonyms: Bar
Group relationships: Rifle

5. Verb. Secure or lock with a bolt. "Bolt the door"
Generic synonyms: Lock
Antonyms: Unbolt

6. Adverb. Directly. "Ran slap into her"
Exact synonyms: Bang, Slap, Slapdash, Smack
Language type: Colloquialism

7. Noun. The part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key.
Exact synonyms: Deadbolt
Generic synonyms: Bar
Group relationships: Lock
Specialized synonyms: Safety Bolt, Safety Lock

8. Verb. Swallow hastily.
Generic synonyms: Get Down, Swallow

9. Noun. The act of moving with great haste. "He made a dash for the door"
Exact synonyms: Dash
Generic synonyms: Haste, Hurry, Rush, Rushing
Derivative terms: Dash

10. Verb. Run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along. "The accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"
Exact synonyms: Abscond, Absquatulate, Decamp, Go Off, Make Off, Run Off
Specialized synonyms: Levant
Generic synonyms: Flee, Fly, Take Flight
Derivative terms: Absconder, Abscondment, Decampment

11. Noun. A roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length.
Generic synonyms: Roll

12. Verb. Leave suddenly and as if in a hurry. "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"
Exact synonyms: Beetle Off, Bolt Out, Run Off, Run Out
Generic synonyms: Go Away, Go Forth, Leave

13. Noun. A screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener.
Specialized synonyms: Carriage Bolt, Expansion Bolt, Kingbolt, Kingpin, Swivel Pin, Machine Bolt, Stove Bolt
Terms within: Clinch, Head, Shank
Group relationships: Nut And Bolt
Generic synonyms: Screw

14. Verb. Eat hastily without proper chewing. "They bolt more bread"; "Don't bolt your food!"
Exact synonyms: Gobble
Generic synonyms: Eat
Also: Gobble Up
Derivative terms: Gobbler

15. Noun. A sudden abandonment (as from a political party).
Generic synonyms: Abandonment, Desertion, Forsaking
Category relationships: Government, Political Science, Politics

16. Verb. Make or roll into bolts. "Bolt fabric"
Generic synonyms: Furl, Roll Up

Definition of Bolt

1. n. A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or catapult, esp. a short, stout, blunt-headed arrow; a quarrel; an arrow, or that which resembles an arrow; a dart.

2. v. t. To shoot; to discharge or drive forth.

3. v. i. To start forth like a bolt or arrow; to spring abruptly; to come or go suddenly; to dart; as, to bolt out of the room.

4. adv. In the manner of a bolt; suddenly; straight; unbendingly.

5. n. A sudden spring or start; a sudden spring aside; as, the horse made a bolt.

6. v. t. To sift or separate the coarser from the finer particles of, as bran from flour, by means of a bolter; to separate, assort, refine, or purify by other means.

7. n. A sieve, esp. a long fine sieve used in milling for bolting flour and meal; a bolter.

Definition of Bolt

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English) ¹

2. Noun. A (usually) metal fastener consisting of a cylindrical body that is threaded, with a larger head on one end. It can be inserted into an unthreaded hole up to the head, with a nut then threaded on the other end; a heavy machine screw. ¹

3. Noun. A sliding pin or bar in a lock or latch mechanism. ¹

4. Noun. A bar of wood or metal dropped in horizontal hooks on a door and adjoining wall or between the two sides of a double door, to prevent the door(s) from being forced open. ¹

5. Noun. A sliding mechanism to chamber and unchamber a cartridge in a firearm. ¹

6. Noun. A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or a catapult, especially a short, stout arrow. ¹

7. Noun. A lightning spark, i.e., a lightning ''bolt''. ¹

8. Noun. A sudden event, action or emotion. ¹

9. Noun. A large roll of fabric or similar material, as a ''bolt'' of cloth. ¹

10. Noun. (nautical) The standard linear measurement of canvas for use at sea: 39 yards. ¹

11. Verb. To connect or assemble pieces using a bolt. ¹

12. Verb. To secure a door by locking or barring it. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) To flee, to depart, to accelerate suddenly. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive) To escape. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) Of a plant, to grow quickly; to go to seed. ¹

16. Verb. To swallow food without chewing it. ¹

17. Verb. To drink one's drink very quickly; to down a drink. ¹

18. Verb. To sift the bran and germ from wheat flour. ¹

19. Verb. To sift, especially through a cloth. ¹

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Definition of Bolt

1. to sift [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: sift

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bolt

bolster finger
bolster up
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