previous next

bolt sb. (the senses ‘door-fastening’ and ‘thunderbolt’ occur; 2 was common from 1480 to 1690)
1. arrow, esp. one of the stouter and shorter kind with blunt or thickened head MND. II. i. 165 “the bolt of Cupid,” Cym. IV. ii. 300; “A fool's bolt is soon shot” (proverb common from the 13th to 18th c.) H5 III. vii. 137; “I'll make a shaft or a bolt on't,” I'll risk making something or other out of it, I'll make the venture Wiv. III. iv. 24.
2. fetter Meas. V. i. 345 “Lay bolts enough on him,” Cym. V. iv. 10 “to pick that bolt,” 204
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide References (4 total)
  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (4):
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 4.2
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 5.4
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 3.7
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.1
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: