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Synonyms for bolt
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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    the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key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:

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

How to pronounce bolt?

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British
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Australian
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Indian

How to say bolt in sign language?

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How to use bolt in a sentence?

  1. Olli Heinonen:

    It's a de facto nuclear threshold state. So you can't just forget about weaponization, you don't need to know every nut and bolt of the past program. But you need to know how far they got.

  2. Arthur Miller:

    Nobody dast blame this man. For a salesman, there is no rock bottom to the life. He don't put a bolt to a nut, he don't tell you the law or give you medicine. He's a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back -- that's an earthquake. And then you get yourself a couple of spots on your hat, and you're finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory.

  3. Anasco Jobodwana:

    I just told Anasco Jobodwana that I was going to try for the best, it always gives you energy running against( Bolt).

  4. Warren Harding:

    As I hammered in the last bolt and staggered over the rim, it was not at all clear to me who was the conqueror and who was the conquered.

  5. Justin Gatlin:

    If you look at Bolt, he did the same thing in 2012, he ran kind of slow in the first round and the semi-finals then he triumphed in the final.


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
  • ריגלYiddish
  • 螺栓Chinese

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