What does silver bullet mean?

Definitions for silver bullet
sil·ver bul·let

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. silver bulletnoun

    a simple guaranteed solution for a difficult problem

    "no silver bullet can make the world safe from terrorism"


  1. silver bulletnoun

    A bullet made of silver, usually with reference to the folkloric belief that such bullets are the only weapons which can kill a werewolf.

  2. silver bulletnoun

    Any straightforward solution perceived to have great effectiveness or bring miraculous results.

  3. silver bulletnoun

    A cocktail somewhat like a martini.


  1. silver bullet

    A silver bullet is a metaphorical term often used to represent a simple, straightforward solution perceived to have extreme effectiveness or magical problem-solving capabilities for a complicated issue. The term derives from folklore where a bullet cast from silver was supposedly the only weapon capable of killing a werewolf or other mythical creatures.


  1. Silver bullet

    In folklore, a bullet cast from silver is often the only weapon that is effective against a werewolf, witch, or other monsters. Sometimes the silver bullet is also inscribed with Christian religious symbolism, such as a cross or the initials "J.M.J".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of silver bullet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of silver bullet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of silver bullet in a Sentence

  1. Wang Tao:

    The market is not a silver bullet, and a support system needs to be put in place to have the best impact, but it is a welcome step forward nevertheless.

  2. David Valadao:

    It's never enough, there's no such thing as a silver bullet.

  3. Chevron Corp:

    There's no silver bullet on improving returns in a flat commodity price environment, you roll up your sleeves and you get to work on all the little things.

  4. Kasim Reed:

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

  5. Jason Rosiak:

    Investors realize there may not be one silver bullet out there and they have to choose a few solutions.

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