Simple Definition of bullet
: a small piece of metal or another material that is shot out of a gun
: a large dot in a document, book, etc., that brings attention to separate pieces of information in a list
sports : a hit or thrown ball or puck that is moving very fast
Full Definition of bullet
1 : a round or elongated missile (as of lead) to be fired from a firearm; broadly : cartridge 1a
2 a : something resembling a bullet (as in curved form) b : a large dot placed in printed matter to call attention to a particular passage
3 : a very fast and accurately thrown or hit object (as a ball or puck)
bulletedplay \-lə-təd\ adjective
Examples of bullet in a sentence
He was killed by an assassin's bullet.
Bullets were used to separate each item.
The quarterback threw a bullet to the receiver.
Origin and Etymology of bullet
Middle French boulette small ball & boulet missile, dims. of boule ball — more at bowl
First Known Use: 1579
Rhymes with bullet
BULLET Defined for Kids
Definition of bullet for Students
: a small piece of metal made to be shot from a firearm
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