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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or catapult, esp. a short, stout, blunt-headed arrow; a quarrel; an arrow, or that which resembles an arrow; a dart.

2. (n.) Lightning; a thunderbolt.

3. (n.) A strong pin, of iron or other material, used to fasten or hold something in place, often having a head at one end and screw thread cut upon the other end.

4. (n.) A sliding catch, or fastening, as for a door or gate; the portion of a lock which is shot or withdrawn by the action of the key.

5. (n.) An iron to fasten the legs of a prisoner; a shackle; a fetter.

6. (n.) A compact package or roll of cloth, as of canvas or silk, often containing about forty yards.

7. (n.) A bundle, as of osiers.

8. (v. t.) To shoot; to discharge or drive forth.

9. (v. t.) To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out.

10. (v. t.) To swallow without chewing; as, to bolt food.

11. (v. t.) To refuse to support, as a nomination made by a party to which one has belonged or by a caucus in which one has taken part.

12. (v. t.) To cause to start or spring forth; to dislodge, as conies, rabbits, etc.

13. (v. t.) To fasten or secure with, or as with, a bolt or bolts, as a door, a timber, fetters; to shackle; to restrain.

14. (v. i.) To start forth like a bolt or arrow; to spring abruptly; to come or go suddenly; to dart; as, to bolt out of the room.

15. (v. i.) To strike or fall suddenly like a bolt.

16. (v. i.) To spring suddenly aside, or out of the regular path; as, the horse bolted.

17. (v. i.) To refuse to support a nomination made by a party or a caucus with which one has been connected; to break away from a party.

18. (adv.) In the manner of a bolt; suddenly; straight; unbendingly.

19. (n.) A sudden spring or start; a sudden spring aside; as, the horse made a bolt.

20. (n.) A sudden flight, as to escape creditors.

21. (n.) A refusal to support a nomination made by the party with which one has been connected; a breaking away from one's party.

22. (v. t.) To sift or separate the coarser from the finer particles of, as bran from flour, by means of a bolter; to separate, assort, refine, or purify by other means.

23. (v. t.) To separate, as if by sifting or bolting; -- with out.

24. (v. t.) To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law.

25. (n.) A sieve, esp. a long fine sieve used in milling for bolting flour and meal; a bolter.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

bolt (na`al, "to bind up"): The ancient Hebrews had fastenings of wood or iron for the doors of houses (2 Samuel 13:17, 18 Songs 5:5), city gates (Nehemiah 3:3, 6, 13-15), prison doors, etc. (Isaiah 45:2), which were in the form of bolts. These were sometimes pushed back from within; but there were others which, by means of a key, could be unfastened and pushed back from without (Judges 3:23). These were almost the only form of locks known.


In Habakkuk 3:5, resheph (a poetic word for "flame") is rendered "fiery bolts" (the King James Version "burning coals"). It seems to denote "the fiery bolts, by which Yahweh was imagined to produce pestilence or fever" (Driver, Deuteronomy, 367).

M. O. Evans

Strong's Hebrew
4514. manul -- a bolt
... a bolt. Transliteration: manul or manul Phonetic Spelling: (man-ool') Short Definition:
bolts. ... lock. Or maniul {man-ool'}; from na'al; a bolt -- lock. ...
/hebrew/4514.htm - 6k

5274. na'al -- to bar, bolt, lock
... 5273b, 5274. na'al. 5274a . to bar, bolt, lock. Transliteration: na'al Phonetic
Spelling: (naw-al') Short Definition: bolt. bolt, enclose, lock, shoe, shut ...
/hebrew/5274.htm - 5k

4515. minal -- a bolt
... a bolt. Transliteration: minal Phonetic Spelling: (man-awl') Short Definition: locks.
Word Origin from naal Definition a bolt NASB Word Usage locks (1). shoe. ...
/hebrew/4515.htm - 6k

5274a. naal -- to bar, bolt, lock
... naal. 5274b . to bar, bolt, lock. Transliteration: naal Short Definition: locked. ...
root Definition to bar, bolt, lock NASB Word Usage lock (1), locked (5). ...
/hebrew/5274a.htm - 5k

1280. beriach -- a bar
... Word Origin from barach Definition a bar NASB Word Usage bar (3), bars (36),
bolt (1). bar, fugitive. From barach; a bolt -- bar, fugitive. ...
/hebrew/1280.htm - 6k

1272. barach -- to go through, flee
... A primitive root; to bolt, ie Figuratively, to flee suddenly -- chase (away); drive
away, fain, flee (away), put to flight, make haste, reach, run away, shoot. ...
/hebrew/1272.htm - 6k

270. achaz -- to grasp, take hold, take possession
... root Definition to grasp, take hold, take possession NASB Word Usage acquire property
(1), acquired property (1), attached (1), bolt (1), catch (1), caught (3 ...
/hebrew/270.htm - 6k

3709. kaph -- hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot) ...
... From kaphaph; the hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole,
and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a ...
/hebrew/3709.htm - 6k

2671. chets -- arrow
... From chatsats; properly, a piercer, ie An arrow; by implication, a wound; figuratively,
(of God) thunder-bolt; (by interchange for ets) the shaft of a spear ...
/hebrew/2671.htm - 6k


I Withdrew the Bolt of My Door for My Beloved; but He had Turned ...
... CHAPTER V. 6. I withdrew the bolt of my door for my Beloved; but he had
turned aside and was gone. My soul melted when he spake; I ...
/.../ of songs of solomon/6 i withdrew the bolt.htm

of the Statue of Christ in Paneas which Julian Overthrew and Made ...
... Of the Statue of Christ in Paneas which Julian overthrew and made Valueless; he
erected his own Statue; this was overthrown by a Thunder-Bolt and destroyed. ...
/.../sozomen/the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter xxi of the statue.htm

Gods, those which were Confessedly Elevated to the Divine ...
... a magnificent reward induced even him to restore from death a man already seized
by it; and then the son of Saturn, hurling with his hands a bolt through both ...
/.../tertullian/ad nationes/chapter xiv gods those which were.htm

Found by Jesus, and Finding Jesus
... The bolt to the door is on the inside; it is you who have bolted it, and it is you
who must undo the bolt, and invite the Saviour to enter your heart. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 40 1894/found by jesus and finding.htm

Earnest Expostulation
... which is as the sheet lightning of summer, dazzling for the moment, and flaming
over a broad expanse, but altogether harmless, since no bolt is launched from it ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 29 1883/earnest expostulation.htm

The Medes and the Second Chaldaean Empire
... It perishes, as a rule, in a cataclysm; its ruin comes like a bolt from the blue,
and is consummated before the commencement of it is realised. ...
/.../chapter iiithe medes and the.htm

That we Ought to Give Ourselves to God with Regard to Things Both ...
... Pray alone. Let prayer be the key of the morning and the bolt at night. The best
way to fight against sin is to fight it on our knees."Philip Henry. ...
// in prayer/chapter ii that we ought.htm

An Awful Contrast
... realize the meaning of these terrible words: "Then did they spit in his face." There
is more of deep and awful thunder in them than in the bolt that bursts ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 42 1896/an awful contrast.htm

Nothing but Leaves
... did not fall. on man or beast, or even the smallest insect; its bolt falls
harmlessly upon a fig tree by the wayside. It bore upon ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/nothing but leaves.htm

The House of Offense
... She came out in a little while, and glanced up and down the hall; but he had
heard the turn of the bolt and had stepped into shadow in time. ...
// city of delight/chapter xi the house of.htm

Bolt (5 Occurrences)
... forth. 9. (vt) To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out. 10. (vt)
To swallow without chewing; as, to bolt food. 11. (vt) To ...
/b/bolt.htm - 11k

Strip (33 Occurrences)
... 8. (vt) To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped.
9. (vt) To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped. ...
/s/strip.htm - 18k

Key (8 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) An instrument by means of which the bolt of a lock is shot or drawn; usually,
a removable metal instrument fitted to the mechanism of a particular lock ...
/k/key.htm - 14k

Pin (10 Occurrences)
... etc., generally cylindrical, used for fastening separate articles together, or as
a support by which one article may be suspended from another; a peg; a bolt. ...
/p/pin.htm - 13k

Bar (27 Occurrences)
... bar (substantive): (1) beriach = "a bolt" (Exodus 26:26-29; Exodus 35:11; Exodus
36:31-34; 39:33:00; 40:18 Numbers 3:36; Numbers 4:31 Deuteronomy 3:5; Judges 16 ...
/b/bar.htm - 21k

Bolster (7 Occurrences)

/b/bolster.htm - 12k

Keeper (72 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) A ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object in place; as:
(a) The box on a door jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes, when shot. ...
/k/keeper.htm - 30k

Nut (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) A perforated block (usually a small piece of metal), provided with an internal
or female screw thread, used on a bolt, or screw, for tightening or ...
/n/nut.htm - 7k

Lock (6 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a door, a lid,
a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in which a bolt is moved by a key so as to ...
/l/lock.htm - 11k

Graft (1 Occurrence)
... close union. 7. (n.) To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc.,
with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns. 8. (vi) To ...
/g/graft.htm - 9k

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Bolt: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

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Bolt (5 Occurrences)

Deuteronomy 32:24
They shall be wasted with hunger, and devoured with burning heat And bitter destruction; And the teeth of beasts will I send upon them, With the poison of crawling things of the dust.
(See JPS)

2 Samuel 13:17
Then he called his servant who ministered to him, and said, "Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her."

Nehemiah 7:3
I said to them, Don't let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun be hot; and while they stand on guard, let them shut the doors, and you bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, everyone in his watch, and everyone to be over against his house.
(See NAS)

Job 38:10
marked out for it my bound, set bars and doors,
(See NAS)

Song of Songs 5:5
I rose up to open to my beloved; And my hands droppeth with myrrh, And my fingers with liquid myrrh, Upon the handles of the bolt.



Bolt: Fiery

Related Terms

Strip (33 Occurrences)

Key (8 Occurrences)

Pin (10 Occurrences)

Bar (27 Occurrences)

Bolster (7 Occurrences)

Keeper (72 Occurrences)

Nut (1 Occurrence)

Lock (6 Occurrences)

Graft (1 Occurrence)

Gate (248 Occurrences)

Flour (69 Occurrences)

Fasten (28 Occurrences)

Fence (12 Occurrences)

Fastening (5 Occurrences)

Toe (7 Occurrences)

Resheph (1 Occurrence)

Door (249 Occurrences)

Droppeth (2 Occurrences)

Drift (1 Occurrence)

Bit (46 Occurrences)

Bolted (3 Occurrences)

Catch (46 Occurrences)

Attended (39 Occurrences)

Stud (1 Occurrence)

Selvedge (2 Occurrences)

Shiver (3 Occurrences)

Stump (7 Occurrences)

Shoe (13 Occurrences)

Ministered (53 Occurrences)

Flowing (123 Occurrences)

Handle (19 Occurrences)

Throw (135 Occurrences)

Wild (147 Occurrences)

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