Dictionary Results for bolt


1. bolt - noun

· a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder

Synonym(s): thunderbolt, bolt_of_lightning

Hypernym(s): lightning




2. bolt - noun

· a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

Hypernym(s): bar




3. bolt - noun

· the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key

Synonym(s): deadbolt

Hypernym(s): bar




4. bolt - noun

· the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"

Synonym(s): dash

Hypernym(s): haste, hurry, rush, rushing




5. bolt - noun

· a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length

Hypernym(s): roll




6. bolt - noun

· a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

Hypernym(s): screw




7. bolt - noun

· a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

Hypernym(s): abandonment, forsaking, desertion




8. bolt - verb

· move or jump suddenly; "She bolted from her seat"

Hypernym(s): move




9. bolt - verb

· secure or lock with a bolt; "bolt the door"

Hypernym(s): lock

Antonym(s): unbolt




10. bolt - verb

· swallow hastily

Hypernym(s): swallow, get_down




11. bolt - verb

· run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"

Synonym(s): abscond, absquatulate, decamp, run_off, go_off, make_off

Hypernym(s): flee, fly, take_flight




12. bolt - verb

· leave suddenly and as if in a hurry; "The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas"; "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"

Synonym(s): run_off, run_out, bolt_out, beetle_off

Hypernym(s): leave, go_forth, go_away




13. bolt - verb

· eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don't bolt your food!"

Synonym(s): gobble

Hypernym(s): eat




14. bolt - verb

· make or roll into bolts; "bolt fabric"

Hypernym(s): roll_up, furl




15. bolt - adverb

· in a rigid manner; "the body was rigidly erect"; "he sat bolt upright"

Synonym(s): rigidly, stiffly




16. bolt - adverb

· directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"

Synonym(s): bang, slap, slapdash, smack





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