Associations to the word «Thunderbolt»


THUNDERBOLT, noun. A flash of lightning accompanied by an instant crash of thunder.
THUNDERBOLT, noun. (figuratively) An event that is terrible, horrific or unexpected.
THUNDERBOLT, noun. Vehement threatening or censure; especially, ecclesiastical denunciation; fulmination.
THUNDERBOLT, noun. (soccer) A very powerful shot.
THUNDERBOLT, noun. (paleontology) A belemnite, or thunderstone.
THUNDERBOLT, noun. (heraldiccharge) A charge in the form of two joined bundles with four rays of lightning emerging from them, resembling the thunderbolt of Jupiter.
THUNDERBOLT BEETLE, noun. A long-horned beetle (Arhopalus fulminans) whose larva bores in the trunks of oak and chestnut trees.
THUNDERBOLT BEETLES, noun. Plural of thunderbolt beetle

Dictionary definition

THUNDERBOLT, noun. A discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder.
THUNDERBOLT, noun. A shocking surprise; "news of the attack came like a bombshell".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats