Definition of bullet
1 : a round or elongated missile (as of lead) to be fired from a firearm; broadly : cartridge 1a
2a : 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 (such 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.
Recent Examples of bullet from the Web
Now that the GOP is using real bullets the calculus is very, very different.
Bits of lead bullets consumed along with the meat break down quickly in an eagle’s stomach and enter its bloodstream.
Some readers will be aghast that chapters end with bullet-point summaries and questions, evoking the worst of unctuous business tomes.
According to the Tax Policy Center, the cuts that Team Trump included in their bullet-point outline last April could result in a loss of revenue between $3.4 trillion and $7.8 trillion over 10 years.
Hoping to stretch pensions, retirees head to Latin America The most damning evidence, her family believes, was that a single bullet entered the left side of her head, but a paraffin test found no gunshot residue on her dominant left hand.
About three hours later, with Fourth of July fireworks still going off, Mr. Bonds strode up to Officer Familia’s command post and fired a .38-caliber revolver through a window, killing her with a bullet to the head.
A bystander was hit in the stomach by a bullet during the standoff and is in stable condition, police said.
Debuting on iTunes: Free Fire (July 4) Brie Larson and Armie Hammer are two of many colorful criminals who have to fight for their lives—amidst an unending hail of bullets—in Ben Wheatley's shoot-'em-up action-comedy.
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Financial Definition of BULLET
What It Is
Bullet is usually short for bullet payment, which is typically a large payment made near the end of a loan that does not amortize over time.
How It Works
Unlike a loan whose total cost (interest and principal) is amortized – that is, paid incrementally during the life of the loan -- a bullet loan's principal is paid in one sum at the end of the term. That sum is called the bullet. Sometimes the interest is collected as part of the bullet payment as well, though in many cases the loan is interest-only during the term of the loan with only the outstanding principal due at the end.
Suppose someone takes out a loan for $1,000 that must be repaid in one year at an interest rate of 10% compounded annually. If the loan has a bullet, this person would have to pay $1,100 ($1,000 in principal plus $100 in interest) in one payment at the end of one year.
Why It Matters
Loans with bullets have the advantage of not having to immediately begin paying back the loan. This can be preferable for companies that do not anticipate having enough cash flow in the near future. The borrower must, however, be prepared to repay the principal and interest in its entirety at the end of the term.
BULLET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bullet for English Language Learners
: 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
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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