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Synonyms for bolt
boʊlt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thunderbolt, bolt, bolt of lightning(noun)

    a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder

    Synonyms:
    thunderclap, thunderbolt, bolt of lightning, dash, bombshell, deadbolt

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  2. bolt(noun)

    a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

    Synonyms:
    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  3. bolt, deadbolt(noun)

    the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key

    Synonyms:
    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  4. dash, bolt(noun)

    the act of moving with great haste

    "he made a dash for the door"

    Synonyms:
    flair, dah, thunderbolt, elan, deadbolt, panache, dash, sprint, style, hyphen, bolt of lightning

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  5. bolt(noun)

    a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length

    Synonyms:
    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  6. bolt(noun)

    a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

    Synonyms:
    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  7. bolt(verb)

    a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

    Synonyms:
    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  8. bolt(verb)

    move or jump suddenly

    "She bolted from her seat"

    Synonyms:
    bolt out, beetle off, abscond, make off, gobble, absquatulate, go off, run off, run out, decamp

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  9. bolt(verb)

    secure or lock with a bolt

    "bolt the door"

    Synonyms:
    bolt out, beetle off, abscond, make off, gobble, absquatulate, go off, run off, run out, decamp

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  10. bolt(verb)

    swallow hastily

    Synonyms:
    bolt out, beetle off, abscond, make off, gobble, absquatulate, go off, run off, run out, decamp

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  11. abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make off(verb)

    run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

    "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"

    Synonyms:
    beetle off, waste, absquatulate, come off, xerox, break camp, decamp, gobble, chase away, photocopy, go over, vamoose, implode, run off, drive out, discharge, run out, make off, bolt out, drive off, abscond, drive away, skip, dispel, elope, go off, fire, turn back

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  12. run off, run out, bolt, bolt out, beetle off(verb)

    leave suddenly and as if in a hurry

    "The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas"; "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"

    Synonyms:
    beetle off, waste, absquatulate, decamp, photocopy, chase away, peter out, gobble, run off, poop out, drive out, run down, spill, run out, make off, fail, bolt out, drive off, abscond, expire, conk out, give out, drive away, drain, xerox, dispel, elope, go off, turn back

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  13. gobble, bolt(verb)

    eat hastily without proper chewing

    "Don't bolt your food!"

    Synonyms:
    bolt out, beetle off, abscond, make off, gobble, absquatulate, go off, run off, run out, decamp

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  14. bolt(adverb)

    make or roll into bolts

    "bolt fabric"

    Synonyms:
    bolt out, beetle off, abscond, make off, gobble, absquatulate, go off, run off, run out, decamp

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  15. rigidly, stiffly, bolt(adverb)

    in a rigid manner

    "the body was rigidly erect"; "he sat bolt upright"

    Synonyms:
    slapdash, smack, stiff, rigidly, bang, stiffly, slap

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  16. bang, slap, slapdash, smack, bolt(adverb)

    directly

    "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"

    Synonyms:
    slapdash, smack, rigidly, bang, slam-bang, stiffly, slap

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bolt

    A bar is a piece of wood or metal, usually of considerable size, by which an opening is obstructed, a door held fast, etc. A bar may be movable or permanent; a bolt is a movable rod or pin of metal, sliding in a socket and adapted for securing a door or window. A lock is an arrangement by which an enclosed bolt is shot forward or backward by a key, or other device; the bolt is the essential part of the lock. A latch or catch is an accessible fastening designed to be easily movable, and simply to secure against accidental opening of the door, cover, etc. A hasp is a metallic strap that fits over a staple, calculated to be secured by a padlock; a simple hook that fits into a staple is also called a hasp. A clasp is a fastening that can be sprung into place, to draw and hold the parts of some enclosing object firmly together, as the clasp of a book.

    Synonyms:
    bar, catch, clasp, fastening, hasp, hook, latch, lock

Editors Contribution

  1. arrow

    a shaft sharpened at the front and with feathers or vanes at the back, shot from a bow as a weapon or for sport.

    his ability to launch an arrow accurately.

    Submitted by JP03 on October 7, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bolt(n.)

    Synonyms:
    arrow, dart, shaft

  2. bolt(n.)

    Synonyms:
    thunderbolt, stroke of lightning

  3. bolt(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pin (of large size)

  4. bolt(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sieve

  5. bolt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    fasten with a bolt

  6. bolt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    swallow (without chewing)

  7. bolt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    sift, pass through a sieve

  8. bolt(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    bounce, start suddenly, spring out abruptly

  9. bolt(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    RAT, abscond, withdraw (especially from a political party), desert suddenly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bolt(v)

    Synonyms:
    sift, leave suddenly, gulp

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bolt":

    screw, bolts, screws, bleed, stud, polt, nut

How to pronounce bolt?

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How to say bolt in sign language?

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How to use bolt in a sentence?

  1. Bob Dorfman:

    You are talking about the most significant, the best loved, best known, most iconic track and field athlete out there, Usain Bolt, so if he got beat by somebody who has had drug issues in the past it wouldn't help the sport.

  2. Greg Ives:

    We put a lot of time and effort into our speedway program. It’s a show car. It’s the pinnacle of the hotrods that we bring out of our race shop, there’s a lot of pride in every piece, every car, just from the paint job all the way down to the last nut and bolt.

  3. Gomez Cora:

    ( The 2015 Pan-American Games in) Toronto was perfect with all the athletes in a modern village but now it will be multiplied by five continents and other greats, seeing top basketball players, golfers,( sprinter) Usain Bolt with Gomez Cora little tray next to you in the meal queue, i'd be happy to stay there for two hours, you usually curse when a queue is long but I'd want it to be eternal and it's not a forced situation, it's natural and you're all there as equals.

  4. Bhagwati Agrawal:

    The way I look at it, I'm 70 years old. I only have maybe 10 years left of active life, right now I'm like Usain Bolt, the sprinter. ... And I will run very fast to accomplish this mission.

  5. Van Poecke:

    The ambition is to do bolt-on acquisitions from here and build a stronger presence in the markets where we are present. Now we have a good footprint in Germany, in Switzerland, in Holland, in Belgium, in northern France so I think that is a good footprint with enough room to grow.


Translations for bolt

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  • صاعقةArabic
  • болт, шру́баBelarusian
  • хуквам, мълния, закрепвам с болт, резе, мандало, болт, офейквам, топ, залоствамBulgarian
  • llampecCatalan, Valencian
  • šroubCzech
  • Riegel, Bolzen, Ballen, SchraubeGerman
  • αμπαρώνω, κλείστρο, σύρτηςGreek
  • rigliEsperanto
  • tranca, tornillo, trancar, atornillar, virote, cerrojo, pernoSpanish
  • torlojuBasque
  • vasama, salpa, rynnätä, venähtää, teljetä, rulla, paali, karata, pakka, pultti, paeta, pultata, salama, lukko, telki, salvataFinnish
  • boulon, boulonner, carreau, monter, verrou, monter en graineFrench
  • בורג, הבריגHebrew
  • villám, retesz, elreteszel, csavaroz, tolózár, csavarHungarian
  • bautIndonesian
  • glutegar, riglagarIdo
  • slagbrandurIcelandic
  • sprangare, chiavistello, scappare, serrare, bulloneItalian
  • בְּרִיחַHebrew
  • ボルトJapanese
  • 볼트Korean
  • veruLatin
  • bultaLatvian
  • whakarawa, horopeta, whaowiriMāori
  • မူလီBurmese
  • rigelNorwegian
  • pijl, grendel, bout, rol, schichtDutch
  • bolt, sluttstykkeNorwegian
  • bełt, rygiel, ryglować, grom, zasuwka, piorun, zasuwaPolish
  • tranca, trinco, trancar, rolo, virote, aparafusar, relâmpago, barra, ferrolho, parafusoPortuguese
  • bolțRomanian
  • рулон, затвор, задвижка, винт, засов, болт, молнияRussian
  • reza, šip, bala, strelka, čivija, zavrtanj, zatvarač, реза, strela, prevornica, преворница, smotakSerbo-Croatian
  • západka, uzáver, skrutkaSlovak
  • rulle, schappa, slutstycke, bunt, rusa, regla, kolv, fästa, skäkta, skruva, blixt, bult, regel, fly, förbinda, pil, packe, skena, vigg, låsa, låskolvSwedish
  • болтUkrainian
  • chớpVietnamese
  • ריגלYiddish
  • 螺栓Chinese

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