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"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Rae Koshetz:

    He's shaken and terrified and totally, and I mean totally, unaware that a bullet has struck anything.

  2. Kasim Reed:

    I think that (Trump) thinks that the silver bullet to that is to push a trillion dollars in real (infrastructure) programming.

  3. Anne Marrin:

    Chris Covelli, a Lake County Sheriff’s Office detective, told FoxNews.com. On Sept. 1, 2015, Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz radioed in from a rural area of Fox Lake that Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was getting out of Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz cruiser to check on three suspicious men, two white and one black. A short while later Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was found shot to death, one bullet hitting Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz bulletproof vest, the other striking Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz below the vest, near Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz heart. Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz glasses and other belongings were found strewn around the swampy area, leading investigators to believe the officer engaged in some type of struggle. However, in a stunning twist, police discovered Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz carefully staged Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz suicide to look like murder. Investigators learned the corrupt cop apparently caved under the pressure of living a shocking double life for nearly two decades. It's unheard of in our profession that anyone would think to do something like that and it just shows the emotional state that he must have been in over all of this and knowing that we were getting closer to finding out what was really going on, said Fox Lake Administrator, Anne Marrin. According to investigators, Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the Fox Lake Explorer program, the' police academy for teens' Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was hailed as a hero for managing for years. Police say Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz used the money for vacations, car repairs and even adult websites. It was also discovered Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz had extramarital affairs and arranged for Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz own mistress to marry Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz son in order to gain added military benefits. Perhaps the biggest bombshell was that Gliniewicz contacted a hit man to have Marrin murdered. It's crazy. I can't describe it any other way.

  4. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern:

    We have been very clear on from the beginning that no tracking app provides a silver bullet.

  5. Stephanie Baldwin:

    As soon as the gunfire started, everyone dropped to the floor and they were underneath desks, and she was trying to shield herself with a chair, along with a man next to her, then, all of a sudden, she said she just felt (the bullet) going through her back.

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