- a small ball or cone-shaped missile of lead, metal alloy, etc., to be shot from a firearm
- loosely a bullet in its casing; cartridge
- anything like a bullet in shape, action, etc.
- a solid dot used as at the beginning of a line for emphasis
- a bullet-shaped symbol used to indicate a rapid increase in sales and airplay of musical recordings, videos, etc.
Origin of bulletFrench boulette, diminutive of boule, a ball from Classical Latin bulla: see bull
bite the bullet