Definition of Bolt:

  1. Traditional unit of finished roll of cloth. In general, one bolt is 91.44 meters or 100 yards long (a bolt of canvas is ... meters or 42 yards long) but the width varies with the type of fabric: cotton bolts, for example, are 1.067 meters or 42 inches wide, and wool bolts are 1.524 meters or 60 inches wide.

  2. A jagged white flash of lightning.

  3. Fasten (a door or window) with a bar that slides into a socket.

  4. A bar that slides into a socket to fasten a door or window.

  5. A short, heavy arrow shot from a crossbow.

Origin of word Bolt

Middle English transferred use of bolt.

Synonyms of Bolt

Bar, Lock, Catch, Latch, Fastener, Hasp, Pin, AWOL, French leave, Irish confetti, Jupiter Fulgur, Thor, Abscond, Absence without leave, Absquatulate, Absquatulation, Apostacize, Apostasy, Apostatize, Arrow, Arrowhead, Articulate, Assort, Attach, Backsliding, Bale, Ball lightning, Bang, Bar, Barb, Barricade, Barrier, Batten, Batten down, Beat a retreat, Betray, Betrayal, Bindle, Blat, Block, Block up, Blockade, Blow, Blurt out, Bobtailed arrow, Boil, Bola, Bolt down, Bolt of lightning, Bolt upright, Bomb, Bombshell, Boomerang, Bouquet, Break away, Breakaway, Brickbat, Buckle, Budget, Bundle, Burn out, Butt, Button, Button up, Career, Catch, Categorize, Chain lightning, Change sides, Charge, Chase, Chested arrow, Chock, Choke, Choke off, Clap, Clarify, Clasp, Classify, Clear, Clear out, Cleat, Clip, Close, Close off, Close tight, Close up, Cloth yard shaft, Coil, Collate, Connect, Constrict, Contain, Contract, Cordon, Cordon off, Countermissile, Cover, Cram, Crowd, Cry out, Cull out, Cut and run, Dark lightning, Dart, Dash, Dash off, Debar, Decamp, Decampment, Deck, Decrassify, Defect, Defection, Depart, Depurate, Dereliction, Desert, Deserter, Desertion, Devour, Disappearance, Disappearing act, Disloyalty, Distill, Divide, Dog, Dovetail, Edulcorate, Ejaculate, Elope, Elopement, Elute, Engorge, Erect, Escape, Essentialize, Exit, Extract, Eye-opener, Fagot, Faithlessness, Fall away, Fall off, Fardel, Fasces, Fascine, Fasten, Filter, Filtrate, Fireball, Firebolt, Fix, Flee, Flight, Fling, Fly, Flying flame, Fold, Fold up, Forked lightning, Fugitate, Fugitation, Fulguration, Fulmination, Ghettoize, Gluttonize, Go AWOL, Go over, Gobble, Going over, Gorge, Gormandize, Gradate, Grade, Group, Gulp, Gulp down, Guttle, Guzzle, Hasp, Haste, Hasten, Hasty retreat, Hegira, Hie, Hinge, Hitch, Hook, Hump, Hump it, Hurry, Hurtle, Ingurgitate, Insulate, Jam, Joint, Jump, Jump bail, Keep apart, Keep aside, Key, Lash, Latch, Lay aside, Leach, Length, Let down, Levant, Levin bolt, Lightning, Live to eat, Lixiviate, Lock, Lock out, Lock up, Make haste, Make off, Missile, Miter, Mortise, Nail, Nosegay, Oak-cleaving thunderbolts, Obstruct, Occlude, Pack, Package, Packet, Padlock, Parcel, Part, Peg, Percolate, Pick out, Piece, Pin, Plumb, Poop out, Portion, Post, Posy, Projectile, Pull out, Purify, Put aside, Quarantine, Quarrel, Quick exit, Quiver, Rabbet, Race, Rank, Rat, Ratting, Raven, Recidivation, Recidivism, Recreancy, Rectify, Reed, Refine, Revelation, Riddle, Rigidly, Rivet, Rock, Rocket, Rod, Roll, Rouleau, Run, Run away, Run away from, Run away with, Run for it, Run off, Run out on, Running away, Rush, Scamper, Scarf, Schism, Scoot, Scour, Scram, Scramble, Scramming, Screen, Screw, Scud, Scurry, Scuttle, Seal, Seal off, Seal up, Secede, Secession, Seclude, Secure, Segregate, Sell out, Separate, Set apart, Set aside, Sew, Shaft, Sheaf, Sheet lightning, Shock, Shocker, Shoot, Show the heels, Shut, Shut off, Shut out, Shut the door, Shut tight, Shut up, Sieve, Sift, Size, Skedaddle, Skedaddling, Skewer, Skip, Skip out, Slam, Slip the cable, Slop, Slosh, Snap, Sort, Sort out, Spiritualize, Spring, Squeeze, Squeeze shut, Staple, Startle, Step on it, Stick, Stiffly, Stifle, Stitch, Stone, Stop up, Straight, Strain, Strangle, Strangulate, Strip, Stroke of lightning, Stuff, Sublimate, Sublime, Subordinate, Suffocate, Surprise, Swallow whole, Switch, Switch over, Tack, Take French leave, Take flight, Take to flight, Take wing, Tear, Thrash, Thresh, Throw stick, Throwing-stick, Thunderball, Thunderbolt, Thunderstroke, Toggle, Torpedo, Treason, Truss, Try, Turn cloak, Turn tail, Turning traitor, Volley, Waddy, Walkout, Wedge, Winnow, Wolf, Wolf down, Zip up, Zipper, Flash, Shaft, Streak, Burst, Discharge, Flare, Fulmination, Lock, Bar, Fasten, Latch, Secure, Seal, Arrow, Quarrel, Dart, Shaft, Missile, Projectile

How to use Bolt in a sentence?

  1. A great bolt of white lightning flashed out of thin air.
  2. All the doors were locked and bolted.
  3. Crossbow bolts and arrows passed like clouds across the face of the sun.
  4. He reached through the hole in the door and slid the bolt on the inside.

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