- 1a small metal or lead object that is shot from a gun
- 2a point-form symbol used to highlight items in a list
Using bullet: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "bullet" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The bullet lodged in the wall.
He was hit by a bullet in the leg.
The presentation included bullet points to emphasize the main ideas.
The memo was written with bullet points for clarity.
bullet Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with bullet
She had to bite the bullet and tell her boss the bad news.
I'm glad I quit that job when I did. I feel like I dodged a bullet.
to be extremely nervous or anxious
I was sweating bullets during the job interview.
Origins of bullet
from French 'boulette', meaning 'little ball'
Summary: bullet in Brief
A 'bullet' [ˈbʊlɪt] is a small metal or lead object that is shot from a gun. It can also refer to a point-form symbol used to highlight items in a list. Phrases like 'bite the bullet' and 'dodge a bullet' use 'bullet' metaphorically to describe enduring a difficult situation or avoiding danger. 'Bullet' is a formal term for 'projectile'.