Pellet vs Bullet - What's the difference?

pellet | bullet |


As nouns the difference between pellet and bullet

is that pellet is a small, compressed, hard chunk of matter while bullet is a projectile, usually of metal, shot from a gun at high speed.

As verbs the difference between pellet and bullet

is that pellet is to form into pellets while bullet is (informal) to draw attention to (text) by, or as if by, placing a graphic bullet in front of it.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

pellet

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A small, compressed, hard chunk of matter.
  • a pellet of wood, paper, or ore
  • A lead projectile used as ammunition in rifled air guns.
  • Compressed byproduct of digestion regurgitated by owls. Serves as a waste disposal mechanism for indigestible parts of food, such as fur and bones.
  • (heraldiccharge) A roundel sable (black circular spot; also called ogress).
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To form into pellets
  • To strike with pellets
  • Synonyms

    *(to form into pellets) pelletize ----

    bullet

    English

    (wikipedia bullet)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A projectile, usually of metal, shot from a gun at high speed.
  • Ammunition for a sling or slingshot which has been manufactured for such use.
  • (typography) A printed symbol in the form of a solid circle, (), often used for marking items in a list. (see also bulleted)
  • (informal) An entire round of unfired ammunition for a firearm, including the projectile, the cartridge casing, the propellant charge, etc.
  • (banking, finance) A large scheduled repayment of the principal of a loan; a balloon payment.
  • A rejection letter, as for employment, admission to a school or a competition.
  • John's not going to any of his top schools; he got a bullet from the last of them yesterday.
  • (slang) One year of prison time
  • (slang) An ace (the playing card).
  • (figuratively) Anything that is projected extremely fast.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=January 19 , author=Jonathan Stevenson , title=Leeds 1 - 3 Arsenal , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Just as it appeared Arsenal had taken the sting out of the tie, Johnson produced a moment of outrageous quality, thundering a bullet of a left foot shot out of the blue and into the top left-hand corner of Wojciech Szczesny's net with the Pole grasping at thin air.}}
  • (in attributive use) Very fast (speedy).
  • bullet train
    bullet chess
  • (obsolete) A small ball.
  • * 1881 , :
  • Would you not suppose these persons had been whispered, by the Master of the Ceremonies, the promise of some momentous destiny? and that this lukewarm bullet on which they play their farces was the bull's-eye and centrepoint of all the universe?
  • (obsolete) A cannonball.
  • * Stow
  • A ship before Greenwich shot off her ordnance, one piece being charged with a bullet of stone.
  • (obsolete) The fetlock of a horse.
  • Derived terms

    * blank bullet * bulletin * bite the bullet * bullet hole * bullet list * bullet point * bullet time * bullet with someone's name on it * dodge a bullet * rubber bullet

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (informal) To draw attention to (text) by, or as if by, placing a graphic bullet in front of it.
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  • (informal) To speed, like a bullet.
  • Their debut started slow, but bulleted to number six in its fourth week.
  • (informal) To make a shot, especially with great speed.
  • He bulleted a header for his first score of the season.

    References

    * Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523 ----