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Definitions of bolt:
  • noun:   a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)
  • noun:   a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
  • noun:   the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
  • noun:   a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech
  • noun:   a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length
  • noun:   the act of moving with great haste
  • noun:   a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
  • verb:   make or roll into bolts
    Example: "Bolt fabric"
  • verb:   swallow hastily
  • verb:   secure or lock with a bolt
    Example: "Bolt the door"
  • verb:   move or jump suddenly
    Example: "She bolted from her seat"
  • verb:   run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
  • verb:   eat hastily without proper chewing
    Example: "Don't bolt your food!"
  • verb:   leave suddenly and as if in a hurry
    Example: "The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas"
  • adverb:   in a rigid manner
    Example: "Ge sat bolt upright"
  • adverb:   directly
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 33333 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #4034)

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See bolt used in context: 6 poetry verses, 12 Shakespeare works, 1 Bible passage, 33 definitions

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