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English noun: bolt

1. bolt (phenomenon) a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder


Synonymsbolt of lightning, thunderbolt


Broader (hypernym)lightning

2. bolt (artifact) a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech


Broader (hypernym)bar


Part meronymrifle

3. bolt (artifact) the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key


Synonymsdeadbolt


Broader (hypernym)bar


Narrower (hyponym)safety bolt, safety lock


Part meronymlock

4. bolt (act) the act of moving with great haste


SamplesHe made a dash for the door.


Synonymsdash


Broader (hypernym)haste, hurry, rush, rushing

5. bolt (artifact) a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length


Broader (hypernym)roll

6. bolt (artifact) a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener


Broader (hypernym)screw


Narrower (hyponym)carriage bolt, expansion bolt, kingbolt, kingpin, machine bolt, stove bolt, swivel pin


Part holonymclinch, head, shank


Part meronymnut and bolt

7. bolt (act) a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)


Broader (hypernym)abandonment, desertion, forsaking


Domain categorygovernment, political science, politics


English adverb: bolt

1. bolt in a rigid manner


SamplesThe body was rigidly erect.
He sat bolt upright.


Synonymsrigidly, stiffly

2. bolt directly


SamplesHe ran bang into the pole.
Ran slap into her.


Synonymsbang, slap, slapdash, smack


Domain usagecolloquialism


English verb: bolt

1. bolt (motion) move or jump suddenly


SamplesShe bolted from her seat.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)move

2. bolt (contact) secure or lock with a bolt


SamplesBolt the door.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lock


Antonymsunbolt

3. bolt (consumption) swallow hastily


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)get down, swallow

4. bolt (motion) run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along


SamplesThe thief made off with our silver.
The accountant absconded with the cash from the safe.


Synonymsabscond, absquatulate, decamp, go off, make off, run off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)flee, fly, take flight


Narrower (hyponym)levant

5. bolt (motion) leave suddenly and as if in a hurry


SamplesThe listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas.
When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out.


Synonymsbeetle off, bolt out, run off, run out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave

6. bolt (consumption) eat hastily without proper chewing


SamplesDon't bolt your food!.


ExamplesThey bolt more bread


Synonymsgobble


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)eat

7. bolt (change) make or roll into bolts


SamplesBolt fabric.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)furl, roll up









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