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Meaning of BUNT

Pronunciation:  bunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
  2. [n]  fungus that destroys kernels of wheat by replacing them with greasy masses of smelly spores
  3. [n]  similar to Tilletia caries
  4. [n]  disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores
  5. [v]  to strike, thrust or shove against, often with head or horns; "He butted his sister out of the way."
  6. [v]  hit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance

BUNT is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: butt, drag a bunt, stinking smut, stinking smut, Tilletia caries, Tilletia foetida
 See Also: ball, baseball, baseball game, bump into, butt against, genus Tilletia, hit, hit, hitting, jar against, knock against, run into, smut, smut, smut fungus, strike, striking, Tilletia



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bunt\, n. (Bot.)
    A fungus ({Ustilago f[oe]tida}) which affects the ear of
    cereals, filling the grains with a fetid dust; -- also called
  2. \Bunt\, n. [Cf. Sw. bunt bundle, Dan. bundt, G. bund, E.
    bundle.] (Naut.)
    The middle part, cavity, or belly of a sail; the part of a
    furled sail which is at the center of the yard. --Totten.
  3. \Bunt\, v. i. (Naut.)
    To swell out; as, the sail bunts.
  4. \Bunt\, v. t. & i.
    To strike or push with the horns or head; to butt; as, the
    ram bunted the boy.
  5. \Bunt\, n.
    A push or shove; a butt; specif. (Baseball), the act of
    bunting the ball.
  6. \Bunt\, v. t. & i. (Baseball)
    To bat or tap (the ball) slowly within the infield by meeting
    it with the bat without swinging at it.
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