Definition of bolt Pronunciation
1. A (usually) metal fastener consisting of a cylindrical body that is threaded, with a larger head on one end. It can be inserted into an unthreaded hole up to the head, with a nut then threaded on the other end; a heavy machine screw.
2. A sliding pin or bar in a lock or latch mechanism.
3. A bar of wood or metal dropped in horizontal hooks on a door and adjoining wall or between the two sides of a double door, to prevent the door(s) from being forced open.
4. A sliding mechanism to chamber and unchamber a cartridge in a firearm.
5. A small personal-armour-piercing missile for short-range use, or (in common usage though deprecated by experts) a short arrow, intended to be shot from a crossbow or a catapult.
6. A lightning spark, i.e., a lightning bolt.
7. A sudden event, action or emotion.
The problem's solution struck him like a bolt from the blue.
8. A large roll of fabric or similar material, as a bolt of cloth.
9. The standard linear measurement of canvas for use at sea: 39 yards.
10. A sudden spring or start; a sudden leap aside.
The horse made a bolt.
11. A sudden flight, as to escape creditors.
12. A refusal to support a nomination made by the party with which one has been connected; a breaking away from one's party.
13. An iron to fasten the legs of a prisoner; a shackle; a fetter.
14. To connect or assemble pieces using a bolt.
Bolt the vice to the bench.
15. To secure a door by locking or barring it.
Bolt the door.
16. To flee, to depart, to accelerate suddenly.
Seeing the snake, the horse bolted.
The actor forgot his line and bolted from the stage.
17. To cause to start or spring forth; to dislodge (an animal being hunted).
To bolt a rabbit
18. To strike or fall suddenly like a bolt.
19. To escape.
20. Of a plant, to grow quickly; to go to seed.
Lettuce and spinach will bolt as the weather warms up.
21. To swallow food without chewing it.
22. To drink one's drink very quickly; to down a drink.
Come on, everyone, bolt your drinks; I want to go to the next pub!
23. To refuse to support a nomination made by a party or caucus with which one has been connected; to break away from a party.
24. To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out.
25. Suddenly; straight; unbendingly.
The soldiers stood bolt upright for inspection.
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English - English - bolt Pronunciation
n. latch; screw; flash of lighting; arrow; roll of fabric; escape
v. screw; latch; imprison; be locked; escape; swallow quickly, eat quickly
adv. suddenly, abruptly; completely, totally
English - Spanish - bolt Pronunciation
s. perno; cerrojo, pestillo; salto brusco, salto rápido; rayo
v. fijar con pernos, empernar; atrancar, acerrojar, cerrar con pestillo, echar el cerrojo a; esconderse, huirse
adv. completamente, por completo
English - French - bolt Pronunciation
n. éclair; coup de foudre; verrou; pêne, boulon, cheville goupille (Mécanique); pièce (toile); botte (osier) fuite, évasion; flèche
v. verrouiller, fermer une porte; boulonner, cheviller; s'emballer, s'emporter (cheval); décamper, déguerpir, s'enfuir; gober, manger vite, bouffer, incurgiter; emprisonner
adv. soudainement, de façon abrupte; totalement; complètement
English - German - bolt Pronunciation
n. Schraube, Bolzen; Blitz (aus heiterem Himmel)
v. durchgehen (Pferd); davonlaufen, flüchten; vorzeitig Samen bilden (Botanik); verriegeln; herunterschlingen (Essen)
English - Italian - bolt Pronunciation
s. bullone; chiavistello, catenaccio; otturatore; freccia, dardo; fulmine, saetta; balzo, sobbalzo; abbandono, ritiro, diserzione; pezza; rotolo
v. serrare, sprangare, chiudere col catenaccio; abbandonare, disertare; ingoiare, trangugiare, ingollare
avv. improvvisamente
English - Portuguese - bolt Pronunciation
s. dardo; flecha; parafuso; grampo; faísca; raio; fuga
v. aferrolhar; prender; separar; escapulir; engolir sem mastigar, devorar
adv. de repente; totalmente
English - Russian - bolt Pronunciation
с. засов, затвор, задвижка; болт, установочный винт; бегство; вязанка; кусок, рулон; стрела арбалета; удар грома
г. закрывать на засов; скреплять болтами; просеивать сквозь сито; нестись стрелой; понести; сбежать, удрать
English - Turkish - bolt Pronunciation
f. sürgülemek, tıkınmak; çiğnemeden yutmak; fırlamak, kaçmak, tüymek, çekilmek (partiden), elemek, süzmek, tülbentten geçirmek
i. cıvata; sürgü; kısa ok; yıldırım; fırlama; kaçış, kaçınma; top (kumaş vb.); kilit dili
German - English - bolt Pronunciation
bolt, Bolt
English - Dutch - bolt Pronunciation
zn. grendel; bout; schroef; lichtflits; pijl; rol met stof
ww. aanschroeven; vergrendelen; sluiten; op slot doen; snel doorslikken
bw. plotseling; helemaal
English - Greek - bolt Pronunciation
ουσ. βίδα, κεραυνός, μανδάλο, μπουλόνι
ρήμ. αποσκιρτώ, βιδώνω, κεραυνολογώ, κοσκινίζω, ορμώ, χάφτω, μανδαλώνω
English - Chinese - bolt Pronunciation
(名) 闩, 门栓; 闪电, 电光; 螺栓; 弩箭, 粗箭
(动) 闩上, 插上; 将...用螺栓拴紧; 冲出; 快速移动; 逃走; 狼吞虎咽; 吞吃, 匆忙咽下; 脱口说出
English - Chinese - bolt Pronunciation
(名) 閂, 門栓; 閃電, 電光; 螺栓; 弩箭, 粗箭
(動) 閂上, 插上; 將...用螺栓拴緊; 沖出; 快速移動; 逃走; 狼吞虎咽; 吞吃, 匆忙嚥下; 脫口說出
English - Japanese - bolt Pronunciation
(動) ボルトで締まっている; ボルトで締める; 差し錠で締める; 急いで逃げ出す; ふるいにかける; 早食いする
(名) ボルト; 差し錠; 電光; 逃避
(副) 真っすぐに; 完全に
English - Korean - bolt Pronunciation
명. 큰 화살; 전광; 빗장; 볼트; 탈주; 직물 한롤
동. 볼트로 죄어지다 ; 빗장을 질러 잠그다; 도망치다; 급히 먹다
German - Chinese - bolt Pronunciation

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Dictionary Extension
Synonyms for bolt
1. roll: cylinder, package, coil, spindle, spiral, twist, curl
2. threaded metal rod: peg, pin, rivet, spike, coupling
3. stroke of lightning: shock, stroke
Verb forms for bolt
Present participle: bolting
Present: bolt (3.person: bolts)
Past: bolted
Future: will bolt
Present conditional: would bolt
Present Perfect: have bolted (3.person: has bolted)
Past Perfect: had bolted
Future Perfect: will have bolted
Past conditional: would have bolted