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, slug(noun)

    a projectile that is fired from a gun

  2. bullet train, bullet(noun)

    a high-speed passenger train

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. bullet(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From boulette.

  2. bullet(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From boulette.

  3. bullet(Noun)

    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. bullet(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From boulette.

  5. bullet(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From boulette.

  6. bullet(Noun)

    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. bullet(Noun)

    One year of prison time

    Etymology: From boulette.

  8. bullet(Noun)

    An ace (the playing card).

    Etymology: From boulette.

  9. bullet(Noun)

    Anything that is projected extremely fast.

    Etymology: From boulette.

  10. bullet(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From boulette.

  11. bullet(Verb)

    To speed, like a bullet.

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

    Etymology: From boulette.

  12. bullet(Verb)

    To make a shot, especially with great speed.

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

    Etymology: From boulette.

  13. bullet(Noun)

    Very fast .

    Etymology: From boulette.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bullet(noun)

    a small ball

  2. Bullet(noun)

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

  3. Bullet(noun)

    a cannon ball

  4. Bullet(noun)

    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

How to pronounce bullet?

  1. Alex
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How to say bullet in sign language?

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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. Derson Maia:

    It was a bullet in all of us, an attack on our voice, (Marielle) is a role model for us.

  2. California Governor Jerry Brown:

    We have to bite the bullet.

  3. Charles Basch:

    There's not just one thing that's going to be a magic bullet.

  4. Kristy Jackson:

    This is a spent .22 caliber bullet casing, i was met with a stone-faced teacher who said that my son had a shotgun bullet. I was horrified thinking, ‘where could he have gotten this?’.

  5. Pat Toomey:

    The American economy has dodged a bullet, however, the danger remains that these tariffs, pursuant to a Cold War-era trade law known as Section 232, will be levied in six months.

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