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4) n. - A sliding catch, or fastening, as for a door or gate; the portion of a lock which is shot or withdrawn by the action of the key.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 oziers.
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) v. i. - A sudden spring or start; a sudden spring aside; as, the horse made a bolt.
20) v. i. - A sudden flight, as to escape creditors.
21) v. i. - 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.