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pel·let

 (pĕl′ĭt)
n.
1. A small, solid or densely packed ball or mass, as of food, wax, or medicine.
2.
a. A bullet or piece of small shot.
b. A stone ball, used as a catapult missile or a primitive cannonball.
tr.v. pel·let·ed, pel·let·ing, pel·lets
1. To make or form into pellets.
2. To strike with pellets.

[Middle English pelet, from Old French pelote, from Vulgar Latin *pilotta, diminutive of Latin pila, ball; akin to pilus, hair (since the balls used in ancient Roman games were stuffed with hair).]

pellet

(ˈpɛlɪt)
n
1. a small round ball, esp of compressed matter: a wax pellet.
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. an imitation bullet used in toy guns
b. a piece of small shot
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a stone ball formerly used as a catapult or cannon missile
4. (Zoology) ornithol Also called: cast or casting a mass of undigested food, including bones, fur, feathers, etc, that is regurgitated by certain birds, esp birds of prey
5. (Pharmacology) a small pill
6. (Art Terms) a raised area on coins and carved or moulded ornaments
vb (tr)
7. to strike with pellets
8. to make or form into pellets
[C14: from Old French pelote, from Vulgar Latin pilota (unattested), from Latin pila ball]

pel•let

(ˈpɛl ɪt)
n.
1. a small, rounded body, as of food or medicine.
2. a small wad or ball of wax, paper, etc., for throwing, shooting, or the like.
3. one of a charge of small shot, as for a shotgun.
4. a bullet.
5. a ball, usu. of stone, formerly used as a missile.
6. a small, roundish mass of matter regurgitated by certain predatory birds, consisting of the indigestible remains of the prey.
v.t.
7. to hit with pellets.
8. to form into pellets; pelletize.
[1325–75; Middle English pelet < Middle French pelote < Vulgar Latin *pilotta, diminutive of Latin pila ball. See pill1, -et]

pellet


Past participle: pelleted
Gerund: pelleting

Imperative
pellet
pellet
Present
I pellet
you pellet
he/she/it pellets
we pellet
you pellet
they pellet
Preterite
I pelleted
you pelleted
he/she/it pelleted
we pelleted
you pelleted
they pelleted
Present Continuous
I am pelleting
you are pelleting
he/she/it is pelleting
we are pelleting
you are pelleting
they are pelleting
Present Perfect
I have pelleted
you have pelleted
he/she/it has pelleted
we have pelleted
you have pelleted
they have pelleted
Past Continuous
I was pelleting
you were pelleting
he/she/it was pelleting
we were pelleting
you were pelleting
they were pelleting
Past Perfect
I had pelleted
you had pelleted
he/she/it had pelleted
we had pelleted
you had pelleted
they had pelleted
Future
I will pellet
you will pellet
he/she/it will pellet
we will pellet
you will pellet
they will pellet
Future Perfect
I will have pelleted
you will have pelleted
he/she/it will have pelleted
we will have pelleted
you will have pelleted
they will have pelleted
Future Continuous
I will be pelleting
you will be pelleting
he/she/it will be pelleting
we will be pelleting
you will be pelleting
they will be pelleting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pelleting
you have been pelleting
he/she/it has been pelleting
we have been pelleting
you have been pelleting
they have been pelleting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pelleting
you will have been pelleting
he/she/it will have been pelleting
we will have been pelleting
you will have been pelleting
they will have been pelleting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pelleting
you had been pelleting
he/she/it had been pelleting
we had been pelleting
you had been pelleting
they had been pelleting
Conditional
I would pellet
you would pellet
he/she/it would pellet
we would pellet
you would pellet
they would pellet
Past Conditional
I would have pelleted
you would have pelleted
he/she/it would have pelleted
we would have pelleted
you would have pelleted
they would have pelleted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pellet - a small spherepellet - a small sphere      
globe, orb, ball - an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"
2.pellet - a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
BB, BB shot - a small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gun
bird shot, buckshot, duck shot - small lead shot for shotgun shells
canister, canister shot, case shot - a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm
grapeshot, grape - a cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon to produce a hail of shot
musket ball, ball - a solid projectile that is shot by a musket; "they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball"
projectile, missile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled

pellet

noun
1. bullet, shot, buckshot, lead shot He was taken to hospital for treatment to pellet wounds.
2. little ball, little piece A beetle was rolling a pellet of dung up the hill.
Translations
رَصاصَه، كُرَيَّهكُرَةٌ صَغِيرَةٌ
kuličkatabletkabrok
kugle
pelletti
kuglica
golyócska
smákúla
小球
작은 공
šratas
bumbiņalodīteskrots
liten kula
ก้อนกลมเล็กๆ
viên

pellet

[ˈpelɪt] N (= little ball) → bolita f; (for gun) → perdigón m; [of fertilizer] → gránulo m (Med) → píldora f

pellet

[ˈpɛlɪt] n
[paper, bread, animal food, dung] → boulette f
(for gun) [lead] → plomb m pellet gunpellet gun nfusil m à plombs

pellet

nKügelchen nt; (for gun) → Schrotkugel m; (Biol: = regurgitated pellet) → Gewölle nt

pellet

[ˈpɛlɪt] n (of paper, bread) → pallina; (for gun) → pallino

pellet

(ˈpelit) noun
a little ball or similarly-shaped object. He bought a box of lead pellets for his gun.

pellet

كُرَةٌ صَغِيرَةٌ kulička kugle Kügelchen βώλος perdigón pelletti grain kuglica pallottolina 小球 작은 공 balletje liten kule kulka pelota катышек liten kula ก้อนกลมเล็กๆ tanecik viên 小球
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