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pelt 1

 (pĕlt)
n.
1. The skin of an animal with the fur or hair still on it.
2. A stripped animal skin ready for tanning.

[Middle English, probably from Old French pelete, diminutive of pel, skin, from Latin pellis; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

pelt 2

 (pĕlt)
v. pelt·ed, pelt·ing, pelts
v.tr.
1.
a. To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects: pelted each other with snowballs. See Synonyms at barrage2.
b. Archaic To strike (someone) with blows, as with a club.
2. To hurl or throw (missiles): children who pelted stones at the neighbors' windows.
3. To fall upon; strike repeatedly: Hailstones pelted the tent.
v.intr.
1. To fall heavily or abundantly; beat: The rain pelted down all day.
2. To move at a vigorous gait: "A rider on a lathered horse came pelting down the Orange Plank Road" (Stephen W. Sears).

[Middle English pelten, variant of pilten, perhaps ultimately from Latin pultāre, to beat, variant of pulsāre, frequentative of pellere, to strike; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

pelt′er n.

pelt

(pɛlt)
vb
1. (tr) to throw (missiles) at (a person)
2. (tr) to hurl (insults) at (a person)
3. (intr; foll by along, over, etc) to move rapidly; hurry
4. (often foll by: down) to rain heavily
n
5. a blow
6. speed (esp in the phrase at full pelt)
[C15: of uncertain origin, perhaps from pellet]
ˈpelter n

pelt

(pɛlt)
n
1. (Textiles) the skin of a fur-bearing animal, such as a mink, esp when it has been removed from the carcass
2. (Tanning) the hide of an animal, stripped of hair and ready for tanning
[C15: perhaps back formation from peltry]

pelt1

(pɛlt)

v.t.
1. to attack with repeated blows or with missiles.
2. to throw (missiles).
3. to assail vigorously with words, questions, etc.
4. to beat or rush against with repeated forceful blows.
v.i.
5. to beat or pound unrelentingly.
6. to throw missiles.
7. to hurry.
n.
8. the act of pelting.
9. a blow, esp. with something thrown.
[1490–1500; orig. uncertain]
pelt′er, n.

pelt2

(pɛlt)

n.
the untanned hide or skin of an animal.
[1275–1325; Middle English; perhaps back formation from peltry peltry]
pelt′less, adj.

pelt


Past participle: pelted
Gerund: pelting

Imperative
pelt
pelt
Present
I pelt
you pelt
he/she/it pelts
we pelt
you pelt
they pelt
Preterite
I pelted
you pelted
he/she/it pelted
we pelted
you pelted
they pelted
Present Continuous
I am pelting
you are pelting
he/she/it is pelting
we are pelting
you are pelting
they are pelting
Present Perfect
I have pelted
you have pelted
he/she/it has pelted
we have pelted
you have pelted
they have pelted
Past Continuous
I was pelting
you were pelting
he/she/it was pelting
we were pelting
you were pelting
they were pelting
Past Perfect
I had pelted
you had pelted
he/she/it had pelted
we had pelted
you had pelted
they had pelted
Future
I will pelt
you will pelt
he/she/it will pelt
we will pelt
you will pelt
they will pelt
Future Perfect
I will have pelted
you will have pelted
he/she/it will have pelted
we will have pelted
you will have pelted
they will have pelted
Future Continuous
I will be pelting
you will be pelting
he/she/it will be pelting
we will be pelting
you will be pelting
they will be pelting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pelting
you have been pelting
he/she/it has been pelting
we have been pelting
you have been pelting
they have been pelting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pelting
you will have been pelting
he/she/it will have been pelting
we will have been pelting
you will have been pelting
they will have been pelting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pelting
you had been pelting
he/she/it had been pelting
we had been pelting
you had been pelting
they had been pelting
Conditional
I would pelt
you would pelt
he/she/it would pelt
we would pelt
you would pelt
they would pelt
Past Conditional
I would have pelted
you would have pelted
he/she/it would have pelted
we would have pelted
you would have pelted
they would have pelted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pelt - the dressed hairy coat of a mammalpelt - the dressed hairy coat of a mammal  
animal skin - the outer covering of an animal
astrakhan - the fur of young lambs
bearskin - the pelt of a bear (sometimes used as a rug)
beaver, beaver fur - the soft brown fur of the beaver
chinchilla - the expensive silvery grey fur of the chinchilla
ermine - the expensive white fur of the ermine
fox - the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox
lambskin - the skin of a lamb with the wool still on
lapin, rabbit - the fur of a rabbit
leopard - the pelt of a leopard
mink - the expensive fur of a mink
muskrat, muskrat fur - the brown fur of a muskrat
otter - the fur of an otter
raccoon - the fur of the North American racoon
sable - the expensive dark brown fur of the marten
sealskin, seal - the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal; "a coat of seal"
squirrel - the fur of a squirrel
2.pelt - body covering of a living animal
body covering - any covering for the body or a body part
Verb1.pelt - cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile; "They pelted each other with snowballs"
lapidate - throw stones at; "Pilgrims lapidate a stone pillar in commemoration of Abraham's temptation"
snowball - throw snowballs at
egg - throw eggs at
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
2.pelt - attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; "pelt the speaker with questions"
attack, assail - launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
3.pelt - rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"
rain, rain down - precipitate as rain; "If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"
sheet - come down as if in sheets; "The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon"
sluice, sluice down - pour as if from a sluice; "An aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef"

pelt

1
noun coat, fell, skin, hide mink which had been bred for their pelts

pelt

2
verb
1. shower, beat, strike, pepper, batter, thrash, bombard, wallop (informal), assail, pummel, hurl at, cast at, belabour, sling at Crowds started to pelt police cars with stones.
2. pour, teem, rain hard, bucket down (informal), rain cats and dogs (informal) It's pelting down with rain out there.
3. rush, charge, shoot, career, speed, tear, belt (slang), dash, hurry, barrel (along) (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), whizz (informal), stampede, run fast, burn rubber (informal) She pelted down the stairs in her nightgown.
full pelt or at full pelt at top speed, swiftly, very fast, at speed, very quickly, speedily, hell for leather (informal), like lightning, hotfoot, like the clappers (Brit. informal), like nobody's business (informal), with all speed, like greased lightning (informal), at or on the double Alice ran full pelt towards the emergency room.

pelt 1

noun
The skin of an animal:

pelt 2

verb
Translations
يَرمي على، يَرْشُقيُهَرْوِل، يَرْكُض مُسْرِعايَهْطُل المَطَر
bubnovatházetlít jako z konveuhánět
drøneoverdænge
megdobál
dynja, steypast yfir; hellirignaláta dynja á, kasta aîskjótast
apmėtytiapsvaidytilėkti galvotrūkčiaismėtytipliaupti
apmētātdrāzties vēja ātrumāgrabināt, sistiespikoties
hádzať
atmakhızla koşmakyağmakyağmuruna tutmak

pelt

1 [pelt]
A. VT to pelt sb with eggsarrojar or tirar huevos a algn
to pelt sb with stonesapedrear a algn
they pelted him with questionslo acribillaron a preguntas
B. VI
1. (= fall fast) the rain is pelting downestá lloviendo a cántaros, está diluviando
2. (= go fast) to go pelting offsalir como un rayo
C. N to go full peltir a todo correr, ir a toda pastilla

pelt

2 [pelt] N (= fur) → piel f; (= skin) → pellejo m

pelt

[ˈpɛlt]
npeau f
vt (= throw at) to pelt sb with sth → bombarder qn de qch
to be pelted with sth → se faire bombarder de qch
vi
it's pelting with rain (= raining heavily) → il tombe des cordes
pelt down
vi [rain] → tomber à seaux
it's pelting down
BUT il tombe des cordes.
vt fus [person] to pelt down the stairs → débouler l'escalier
to pelt down the street → descendre la rue à fond la caisse

pelt

1
nPelz m, → Fell nt

pelt

2
vt
(= throw)schleudern (at nach); to pelt somebody/something (with something)jdn/etw (mit etw) bewerfen
(= beat hard)verprügeln
vi (inf)
(= go fast)pesen (inf)
it pelted (with rain)es hat nur so geschüttet (inf); the rain/hail pelted against the windowsder Regen/Hagel prasselte an or schlug gegen die Fensterscheiben
n (inf)
(= speed) at full peltvolle Pulle (inf)
(= blow)Schlag m; she gave her a good pelt round the earsie gab ihr eine kräftige Ohrfeige

pelt

1 [pɛlt]
1. vt to pelt sb with sthtirare qc addosso a qn
to pelt sth with sth → colpire qc con qc
they pelted him with questions → lo hanno tempestato or bombardato di domande
2. vi
a. the rain is pelting (down) (fam) → piove a dirotto
b. (fam) (go fast) she pelted across the roadha attraversato sparata la strada

pelt

2 [pɛlt] n (of animal) → pelliccia, pelle f

pelt

(pelt) verb
1. to throw (things) at. The children pelted each other with snowballs.
2. to run very fast. He pelted down the road.
3. (of rain; sometimes also of hailstones) to fall very heavily. You can't leave now – it's pelting (down).
at full pelt
(running) as fast as possible. They set off down the road at full pelt.
References in classic literature ?
It's a good day off us, anyhow, and they're all going south-west by south at full pelt as hard as they can go.
It was then refilled with water from the reservoirs above the Conwy Valley village and this weekend Surf Snowdonia say they will start testing at full pelt.
Stevie, the talented Declan Rodgers, is nursing a broken heart after his Catholic girlfriend dumps him - much to the delight of his uber Protestant mother Dorothy and sister Rebecca, played at full pelt by Abigail McGibbon.
Snow cleaning works in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts continuing at full pelt as the brief snowstorm blanketed cities with huge amount of snow.
Obertan pulled up while running at full pelt during the match at St James' Park in November.
The goals were executed very well and it was great to see Michael Newman (right) back - he scored 3-2 - and Andrew Tormey at full pelt.
A routine win over London last week was preceded by a Magic Weekend victory over bitter rivals Hull and with no cup distractions they can go into this game at full pelt.
During the circuit session at Goodwood it was showing an average of just 10mpg and that was not at full pelt because of the weather.
Yes, the Gunners were far from their best, and it will have frustrated Wenger and got him wondering how to get them playing at full pelt again.
The tigers will be surrounded with 3mm mesh which can hold out impact from a tiger running at full pelt and can deal with all weather conditions for 100 years.
Haf Roberts, a Keep Wales Tidy litter champion, did a great job organising a clean-up while the council workers were at full pelt in the city centre.
Richard Thorpe then collected a pass at full pelt and roared over.