Meaning of bullet by Wiktionary Dictionary
- ( UK ) IPA: /bʊl.ɪt/, X-SAMPA: /bUl.It/
- Rhymes: -ʊlɪt
- 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 .
- ( typography ) A printed symbol in the form of a solid circle, ( • ), often used for marking items in a list. ( see also bulleted )
- ( informal ) An entire round of unfired ammunition for a firearm, including the projectile, the cartridge casing, the propellant charge, etc .
- ( banking, finance ) 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 .
- ( slang ) One year of prison time
- ( slang ) An ace ( the playing card ) .
- ( figuratively ) Anything that is projected extremely fast.
- 2011 January 19, Jonathan Stevenson, “Leeds 1 - 3 Arsenal”, BBC:
- ( in attributive use ) Very fast ( speedy ) .
- ( transitive, informal ) To draw attention to ( text ) by, or as if by, placing a graphic bullet in front of it.
- 2000, Merriam-Webster, Inc, Merriam-Webster's collegiate encyclopedia, page x:
- 2004, Richard P. Pohanish, HazMat data: for first response, transportation, storage, and security, page x:
- 2008, Deanna Davis, The law of attraction in action, page 42:
- ( intransitive, informal ) To speed, like a bullet .
- ( transitive, informal ) To make a shot, especially with great speed .
- Weisenberg, Michael ( 2000 ) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523
- Bullet n. [F. boulet, dim. of boule ball. See Bull an edict, and cf. Boulet.]
1. A small ball.
2. A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small firearm.
3. A cannon ball. [Obs.]
A ship before Greenwich . . . shot off her ordnance, one piece being charged with a bullet of stone. Stow.
4. The fetlock of a horse. [See Illust. under Horse.]
Bullet tree. See Bully tree. -- Bullet wood, the wood of the bullet tree.
From Middle French boulette .
bullet ( plural: bullets )
Explanation of bullet by Wordnet Dictionary
Definition of bullet by GCIDE Dictionary