What does Bullet mean?

Definitions for Bullet
ˈbʊl ɪtBul·let

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Bullet.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bullet, slugnoun

    a projectile that is fired from a gun

  2. bullet train, bulletnoun

    a high-speed passenger train

  3. fastball, heater, smoke, hummer, bulletnoun

    (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity

    "he swung late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but smoke"


  1. bulletnoun

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

    Etymology: From boulette.

  2. bulletnoun

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

    Etymology: From boulette.

  3. bulletnoun

    A printed symbol in the form of a solid circle, (u2022), often used for marking items in a list. (see also bulleted)

    Etymology: From boulette.

  4. bulletnoun

    An entire round of unfired ammunition for a firearm, including the projectile, the cartridge casing, the propellant charge, etc.

    Etymology: From boulette.

  5. bulletnoun

    A large scheduled repayment of the principal of a loan; a balloon payment.

    Etymology: From boulette.

  6. bulletnoun

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

    John's not going to any of his top schools; he got a bullet from the last of them yesterday.

    Etymology: From boulette.

  7. bulletnoun

    One year of prison time

    Etymology: From boulette.

  8. bulletnoun

    An ace (the playing card).

    Etymology: From boulette.

  9. bulletnoun

    Anything that is projected extremely fast.

    Etymology: From boulette.

  10. bulletverb

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

    Etymology: From boulette.

  11. bulletverb

    To speed, like a bullet.

    Their debut started slow, but bulleted to number six in its fourth week.

    Etymology: From boulette.

  12. bulletverb

    To make a shot, especially with great speed.

    He bulleted a header for his first score of the season.

    Etymology: From boulette.

  13. bulletnoun

    Very fast .

    Etymology: From boulette.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bulletnoun

    a small ball

  2. Bulletnoun

    a missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small firearm

  3. Bulletnoun

    a cannon ball

  4. Bulletnoun

    the fetlock of a horse


  1. Bullet

    A bullet is a projectile propelled by a firearm, sling, or air gun. Bullets do not normally contain explosives, but damage the intended target by impact and penetration. The word "bullet" is sometimes colloquially used to refer to ammunition in general, or to a cartridge, which is a combination of the bullet, case/shell, powder, and primer. This use of 'bullet' when 'cartridge' is intended, leads to confusion when the components of a cartridge are discussed or intended. See the reference section for more detail.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bullet

    bool′et, n. the projectile of lead or other metal discharged from any kind of small-arm: a plumb or sinker in fishing.—n. Bull′et-head, a head round like a bullet: (U.S.) an obstinate fellow.—adjs. Bull′et-head′ed; Bull′et-proof, proof against bullets. [Fr. boulet, dim. of boule, a ball—L. bulla. See Bull, an edict.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bullet' in Nouns Frequency: #2599

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bullet in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bullet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Bullet in a Sentence

  1. Lori Andrus:

    We [Andrus' San Francisco-based firm] sued the makers of Magic Bullet, a year ago, for the same suit. We settled the suit, and got them to add the warnings to their manuals. 8 MILLION CUISINART FOOD PROCESSORS RECALLED AMID REPORTS OF BROKEN BLADES I suspect that since they [NutriBullet] are a common defendant they’ve starting adding the same warnings.

  2. Nilli Lavie:

    There is no magic bullet, unfortunately.

  3. Kerry Lathan:

    I have a bullet in my back. Fragment in it broke off near my spine, they say if we take it out, there's a possibility you could be paralyzed.

  4. Al Ward:

    I'm doing what everybody else that has any sense would do, i'm being prepared for the worst and hoping it will be as it has been earlier this year. We dodged the bullet.

  5. Kellyanne Conway:

    Nobody's going to have a silver bullet, a magic elixir on stage at the CNN debate that dislodges Trump from the top of the polls. That's a fool's errand, it's incumbent upon these candidates to show contrast from other people's point of views, including Mr. Trump's.

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