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bunt 1

 (bŭnt)
v. bunt·ed, bunt·ing, bunts
v.tr.
1. Baseball
a. To bat (a pitched ball) by tapping it lightly so that the ball rolls slowly in front of the infielders.
b. To cause (a base runner) to advance or (a run) to score by bunting.
2. To push or strike with or as if with the head; butt.
v.intr.
1. Baseball To bunt a pitched ball: The batter squared away to bunt.
2. To butt.
n.
1. Baseball
a. The act of bunting.
b. A bunted ball.
2. A butt with or as if with the head.

[Dialectal, to push, strike.]

bunt′er n.

bunt 2

 (bŭnt)
n.
1. The middle portion of a sail, especially a square one, that is shaped like a pouch to increase the effect of the wind.
2. The pouchlike midsection of a fishing net in which the catch is concentrated.

[Perhaps from Swedish bunt or Danish bundt, both of Low German origin.]

bunt 3

 (bŭnt)
n.
A smut disease of wheat and other cereal grasses, caused by fungi of the genus Tilletia and resulting in grains filled with foul-smelling, sooty black spores. Also called stinking smut.

[Origin unknown.]

bunt

(bʌnt)
vb
1. (of an animal) to butt (something) with the head or horns
2. (Aeronautics) to cause (an aircraft) to fly in part of an inverted loop or (of an aircraft) to fly in such a loop
3. (Baseball) US and Canadian (in baseball) to hit (a pitched ball) very gently
n
the act or an instance of bunting
[C19: perhaps nasalized variant of butt3]

bunt

(bʌnt)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical the baggy centre of a fishing net or other piece of fabric, such as a square sail
[C16: perhaps from Middle Low German bunt bundle]

bunt

(bʌnt)
n
(Plant Pathology) a disease of cereal plants caused by smut fungi (genus Tilletia)
[C17: of unknown origin]

bunt1

(bʌnt)
v.t.
1. (of a goat or calf) to push with the horns or head; butt.
2. to tap (a pitched baseball) close to home plate, usu. by facing the pitcher and allowing the ball to bounce off the bat.
v.i.
3. to push something with the horns or head; butt.
4. to bunt a baseball.
n.
5. a push with the head or horns; butt.
6.
a. the act of bunting a baseball.
b. a bunted baseball.
[1760–70; orig. British dial.: push, strike; of obscure orig.]
bunt′er, n.

bunt2

(bʌnt)

n.
1. the middle part of a square sail.
2. the part of a fishing net in which the catch is made.
[1575–85; orig. uncertain]

bunt3

(bʌnt)

n.
a smut disease of wheat in which the kernels are replaced by the black foul-smelling spores of fungi of the genus Tilletia. Also called stinking smut.
[1595–1605; earlier, puffball]
punt, bunt - Punt, as in "kick," may be from bunt, "push," used in baseball to mean "hit the ball softly."
See also related terms for kick.

bunt


Past participle: bunted
Gerund: bunting

Imperative
bunt
bunt
Present
I bunt
you bunt
he/she/it bunts
we bunt
you bunt
they bunt
Preterite
I bunted
you bunted
he/she/it bunted
we bunted
you bunted
they bunted
Present Continuous
I am bunting
you are bunting
he/she/it is bunting
we are bunting
you are bunting
they are bunting
Present Perfect
I have bunted
you have bunted
he/she/it has bunted
we have bunted
you have bunted
they have bunted
Past Continuous
I was bunting
you were bunting
he/she/it was bunting
we were bunting
you were bunting
they were bunting
Past Perfect
I had bunted
you had bunted
he/she/it had bunted
we had bunted
you had bunted
they had bunted
Future
I will bunt
you will bunt
he/she/it will bunt
we will bunt
you will bunt
they will bunt
Future Perfect
I will have bunted
you will have bunted
he/she/it will have bunted
we will have bunted
you will have bunted
they will have bunted
Future Continuous
I will be bunting
you will be bunting
he/she/it will be bunting
we will be bunting
you will be bunting
they will be bunting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bunting
you have been bunting
he/she/it has been bunting
we have been bunting
you have been bunting
they have been bunting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bunting
you will have been bunting
he/she/it will have been bunting
we will have been bunting
you will have been bunting
they will have been bunting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bunting
you had been bunting
he/she/it had been bunting
we had been bunting
you had been bunting
they had been bunting
Conditional
I would bunt
you would bunt
he/she/it would bunt
we would bunt
you would bunt
they would bunt
Past Conditional
I would have bunted
you would have bunted
he/she/it would have bunted
we would have bunted
you would have bunted
they would have bunted

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A batted ball hit softly within the infield.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bunt - (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the batbunt - (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
2.bunt - disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores
smut - destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores
3.bunt - similar to Tilletia caries
smut fungus, smut - any fungus of the order Ustilaginales
genus Tilletia, Tilletia - a genus of fungi belonging to the family Tilletiaceae
4.bunt - fungus that destroys kernels of wheat by replacing them with greasy masses of smelly spores
smut fungus, smut - any fungus of the order Ustilaginales
genus Tilletia, Tilletia - a genus of fungi belonging to the family Tilletiaceae
Verb1.bunt - hit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
2.bunt - to strike, thrust or shove against; "He butted his sister out of the way"; "The goat butted the hiker with his horns"
headbutt - butt with the head; "The soccer player headbutted his oponent and was sent off the field"
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
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