a projectile that is fired from a gun
bullet train, bullet(noun)
a high-speed passenger train
fastball, heater, smoke, hummer, bullet(noun)
(baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity
"he swung late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but smoke"
A projectile, usually of metal, shot from a gun at high speed.
Ammunition for a sling or slingshot which has been manufactured for such use.
A printed symbol in the form of a solid circle, (u2022), often used for marking items in a list. (see also bulleted)
An entire round of unfired ammunition for a firearm, including the projectile, the cartridge casing, the propellant charge, etc.
A large scheduled repayment of the principal of a loan; a balloon payment.
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.
One year of prison time
An ace (the playing card).
Anything that is projected extremely fast.
To draw attention to (text) by, or as if by, placing a graphic bullet in front of it.
To speed, like a bullet.
Their debut started slow, but bulleted to number six in its fourth week.
To make a shot, especially with great speed.
He bulleted a header for his first score of the season.
Very fast .
Origin: From boulette.
a small ball
a missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small firearm
a cannon ball
the fetlock of a horse
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
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.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'bullet' in Nouns Frequency: #2599
The numerical value of bullet in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of bullet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- balaCatalan, Valencian
- kulka, odrážkaCzech
- projektil, bullet, punkttegn, kugleDanish
- Kugel, AufzählungszeichenGerman
- σφαίρα, βούλαGreek
- bala, proyectilSpanish
- ammus, luoti, kuti, kuula, pati, kertamaksu, luettelopallo, kertaerä, bumerangi, palluraFinnish
- kúla, skotFaroese
- puce, balleFrench
- kûgelWestern Frisian
- peilearScottish Gaelic
- balHaitian Creole
- kúla, skot, byssukúlaIcelandic
- 弾丸, ビュレット, 弾Japanese
- fîşek, telqe, gulle, گولهKurdish
- lode, punktsLatvian
- peluru, pelorMalay
- balla, dottMaltese
- bikʼáʼNavajo, Navaho
- нӕмыгOssetian, Ossetic
- pocisk, kulaPolish
- glonț, glonte, halíceRomanian
- пуля, маркер списка, буллит, патронRussian
- метак, тане, metak, taneSerbo-Croatian
- mermi, kurşunTurkish
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