Definition of Bullet

1. Noun. A projectile that is fired from a gun.

Exact synonyms: Slug
Group relationships: Cartridge
Specialized synonyms: Dumdum, Dumdum Bullet, Full Metal Jacket, Rifle Ball, Rubber Bullet
Generic synonyms: Missile, Projectile

2. Noun. A high-speed passenger train.
Exact synonyms: Bullet Train
Generic synonyms: Passenger Train

3. Noun. (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity. "He showed batters nothing but smoke"
Exact synonyms: Fastball, Heater, Hummer, Smoke
Generic synonyms: Delivery, Pitch
Specialized synonyms: Slider
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game

Definition of Bullet

1. n. A small ball.

Definition of Bullet

1. Noun. A projectile, usually of metal, shot from a gun at high speed. ¹

2. Noun. Ammunition for a sling or slingshot which has been manufactured for such use. ¹

3. Noun. (typography) A printed symbol in the form of a solid circle, (•), often used for marking items in a list. (see also bulleted) ¹

4. Noun. (informal) An entire round of unfired ammunition for a firearm, including the projectile, the cartridge casing, the propellant charge, etc. ¹

5. Noun. (banking finance) A large scheduled repayment of the principal of a loan; a balloon payment. ¹

6. Noun. A rejection letter, as for employment, admission to a school or a competition. ¹

7. Noun. (slang) One year of prison time ¹

8. Noun. (slang) An ace (the playing card). ¹

9. Noun. (figuratively) Anything that is projected extremely fast. ¹

10. Noun. (context: in attributive use) Very fast (gloss speedy). ¹

11. Noun. (obsolete) A small ball. ¹

12. Noun. (obsolete) A cannonball. ¹

13. Noun. (obsolete) The fetlock of a horse. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive informal) To draw attention to (text) by, or as if by, placing a graphic bullet in front of it. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive informal) To speed, like a bullet. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive informal) To make a shot, especially with great speed. ¹

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Definition of Bullet

1. to move swiftly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bullet

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bullet holes
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bullet shaped vertebrae

Literary usage of Bullet

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The next important change in the history of the rifle bullet occurred in 1883, when Major Rubin, director of the Swiss Laboratory at Thun, invented the ..."

2. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"A i'air of se-riM 141-sacs with a bullet on the end of one leg to ... Aim iron bullet-hook was disinterred at Pompeii in 1819 by Dr. Savenko, ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1902)
"In civil practice wounds produced by the bullet of small caliber and high velocity ... Dr. Davis explained the 2 actions of a bullet in tearing through the ..."

4. Pye's Surgical Handicraft: A Manual of Surgical Manipulations, Minor Surgery by Walter Pye (1893)
"Unless the probe detects the bullet to be in a place whence it can easily be ... Thus a pistol bullet may run almost all round the skull beneath the scalp, ..."

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