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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun pellet:

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Definition of the noun pellet

What does pellet mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pellets

  1. a small sphere
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • more generic words: ball / globe / orb = an object with a spherical shape
  2. a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of pellet: shot
    • more generic words: missile / projectile = a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
    • more specific terms:
    • part of: canister / canister shot / case shot = a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm

Alternative definition of the noun pellet


  1. Usually a small, compressed, symmetrical and hard chunk of matter. Ex: Wood pellet, ore pellet, etc.
  2. A lead projectile used as ammunition in rifled air guns.
  3. Compressed byproduct of digestion regurgitated by owls. Serves as a waste disposal mechanism for that species, as it can't excrete feces.

Specialised definition of the noun pellet

Glossary of pesticide

solid formulation of pesticide, larger than granule, often used for molluscicide formulations

Definition of the verb pellet

What does pellet mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: pelleted | pelleting | pellets

  1. To form into pellets
  2. To strike with pellets


"Pellet": El Bola is a 2000 Spanish film, directed by Achero Mañas. It won the Goya Award for Best Film at the 15th Goya Awards. It is available in the United States from Filmmovement.


Who is Pellet?

Pellet a.k.a. Sean Pelletier is the friend of the singer Bobby Liebling and he appeared in the 2011 documentary film Last Days Here.

Phrases with Pellet

  1. Pellet gun
  2. Ice Pellet

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pellet

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Google previewApplied Semantic Web Technologies (2011)

by Vijayan Sugumaran, Jon Atle Gulla

Pellet is an open-source Java based OWL DL reasoner that may be used in conjunction with Jena and OWL API...

Google previewBETWEEN THEE AND ME (2006)

An Introduction to Interpersonal Communication by Donald B. Egolf

The food pellet is a positive reinforcer. Apositive reinforcer is a stimulus whose presentation, contingent upon a response, leads to an increase in the frequency of the response. A negative reinforcer, on the other hand, is a stimulus whose ...

Google previewAir Rifle Shooting for Pest Control and Rabbiting (2012)

by John Bezzant

pellet is a monster ofa thing,andit is the size of the .25pellet that causes it todissipate nearly allof its energy at the point of impact, causing a massive amount of shock that is instantly fatal. The XL Tactical in .25 ...

Google previewComplicity in International Law (2015)

by Miles Jackson

This point was made by Brownlie, acting for the government of Serbia and Montenegro, in the proceedings of the ICJ in the Bosnian Genocide case: Professor Pellet refers to the assistance and support given to Republika Srpska but not to the ...

Google previewThe Escape of the Mind (2014)

by Howard Rachlin PhD

Even a seemingly unitary act such as a rat's eating a food pellet is a complex pattern of muscular movement. To summarize, the concept that the value of a behavioral pattern may be greater than the sum of the values of its parts is not just an ...

Google previewProduct Concepts (2010)

by Dino Von Noy

Background material: Pellet is a generic term used for a small particle or grain, typically one created by compressing an original material. The generic term is used in a variety of specific contexts. When driving nails near edges or ends of hard, ...

Google previewGulp (2013)

by Mary Roach

the self-manufactured pellet is a large, soft daily vitamin. Which brings us to Richard Henry Barnes and a little-known chapter of nutrition history. Richard Henry ...

Google previewHandbook of Isolation and Characterization of Impurities in Pharmaceuticals (2003)

by Satinder Ahuja, Karen Mills Alsante

The pellet is an aggregate of all sedimenting components, while the supernatant is a purified portion of the sample containing only the slowest sedimenting components. In this way, differential centrifugation is a purification technique in which ...

Google previewThe Aztec Calendar Handbook (2001)

by Randall C. Jiménez, Richard B. Graeber

The feather pellet is the moon during daylight.

Google previewThe Chicken Encyclopedia (2012)

An Illustrated Reference by Gail Damerow

\A small, rod-shaped bit of compressed mash, designed so chickens can obtain a balanced diet by eating the entire pellet, rather than having the choice of picking out only what they like. The disadvantage to pellets is that they allow chickens ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Heraldica Or Complete Dictionary of Heraldry (1828)

by William Berry

Pellet 7. Pile 8. Cross 9. Flower 10. Bend 11. Cheveron 12. Pellet Quarterings are the several different coats marshalled and placed together in one esco- cheon. In speaking scientifically of such coats, the number ...

Google previewFoods and Food Production Encyclopedia (2012)

by Douglas M. Considine

increased pellet durability in the Kansas State trials. A 2% dried hemicellulose extract reduced power requirements slightly. Whey. The ideal level of whey product when used as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Microbiology (2014)

by Carl A. Batt

Figure 2 Pellet morphology of A. nigerNRRL 2270 during citric production in a laboratory 2 dm3 stirred fermenter: (a) young pellet (100Â); (b) stubby, bulbous hyphae with frequent branching, which are characteristic of citric acid production ...

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Quotes about Pellet

In great holy
one seeks god
and enlightenment
while walking
the pine
I read the
bones of an
owl pellet (Jay Reynolds)
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Scrabble value of P3E1L1L1E1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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