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The glory of the old Irish nation, which in our hour will grow young and strong again. Should we fail, the country will not be worth more than it is now. The sword of famine is less sparing than the bayonet of the soldier.
Thomas Francis Meagher

Meaning of "bayonet" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BAYONET

From French baïonnette, from Bayonne where it originated.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BAYONET

bayonet  [ˈbeɪənɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BAYONET

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bayonet is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb bayonet in English.

WHAT DOES BAYONET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bayonet

Bayonet

A bayonet is a knife, sword, or spike-shaped weapon designed to fit in, on, over or underneath the muzzle of a rifle, musket or similar weapon, turning the gun into a spear. In this regard, it is an ancillary close-quarter combat or last-resort weapon. However, knife-shaped bayonets—when not fixed to a gun barrel—have long been utilized by soldiers in the field as general purpose cutting implements.

Definition of bayonet in the English dictionary

The first definition of bayonet in the dictionary is a blade that can be attached to the muzzle of a rifle for stabbing in close combat. Other definition of bayonet is a type of fastening in which a cylindrical member is inserted into a socket against spring pressure and turned so that pins on its side engage in slots in the socket. Bayonet is also to stab or kill with a bayonet.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BAYONET

PRESENT

Present
I bayonet
you bayonet
he/she/it bayonets
we bayonet
you bayonet
they bayonet
Present continuous
I am bayoneting
you are bayoneting
he/she/it is bayoneting
we are bayoneting
you are bayoneting
they are bayoneting
Present perfect
I have bayoneted
you have bayoneted
he/she/it has bayoneted
we have bayoneted
you have bayoneted
they have bayoneted
Present perfect continuous
I have been bayoneting
you have been bayoneting
he/she/it has been bayoneting
we have been bayoneting
you have been bayoneting
they have been bayoneting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I bayoneted
you bayoneted
he/she/it bayoneted
we bayoneted
you bayoneted
they bayoneted
Past continuous
I was bayoneting
you were bayoneting
he/she/it was bayoneting
we were bayoneting
you were bayoneting
they were bayoneting
Past perfect
I had bayoneted
you had bayoneted
he/she/it had bayoneted
we had bayoneted
you had bayoneted
they had bayoneted
Past perfect continuous
I had been bayoneting
you had been bayoneting
he/she/it had been bayoneting
we had been bayoneting
you had been bayoneting
they had been bayoneting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will bayonet
you will bayonet
he/she/it will bayonet
we will bayonet
you will bayonet
they will bayonet
Future continuous
I will be bayoneting
you will be bayoneting
he/she/it will be bayoneting
we will be bayoneting
you will be bayoneting
they will be bayoneting
Future perfect
I will have bayoneted
you will have bayoneted
he/she/it will have bayoneted
we will have bayoneted
you will have bayoneted
they will have bayoneted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been bayoneting
you will have been bayoneting
he/she/it will have been bayoneting
we will have been bayoneting
you will have been bayoneting
they will have been bayoneting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would bayonet
you would bayonet
he/she/it would bayonet
we would bayonet
you would bayonet
they would bayonet
Conditional continuous
I would be bayoneting
you would be bayoneting
he/she/it would be bayoneting
we would be bayoneting
you would be bayoneting
they would be bayoneting
Conditional perfect
I would have bayonet
you would have bayonet
he/she/it would have bayonet
we would have bayonet
you would have bayonet
they would have bayonet
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been bayoneting
you would have been bayoneting
he/she/it would have been bayoneting
we would have been bayoneting
you would have been bayoneting
they would have been bayoneting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you bayonet
we let´s bayonet
you bayonet
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to bayonet
Past participle
bayoneted
Present Participle
bayoneting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BAYONET


affectionate
əˈfɛkʃənɪt
baronet
ˈbærənɪt
bicarbonate
baɪˈkɑːbənɪt
companionate
kəmˈpænjənɪt
coronet
ˈkɒrənɪt
diaconate
daɪˈækənɪt
dispassionate
dɪsˈpæʃənɪt
disproportionate
ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃənɪt
dragonet
ˈdræɡənɪt
extortionate
ɪkˈstɔːʃənɪt
fortunate
ˈfɔːtʃənɪt
Italianate
ɪˈtæljənɪt
jaconet
ˈdʒækənɪt
lionet
ˈlaɪənɪt
passionate
ˈpæʃənɪt
proportionate
prəˈpɔːʃənɪt
pulmonate
ˈpʌlmənɪt
salmonet
ˈsæmənɪt
siphonet
ˈsaɪfənɪt
unfortunate
ʌnˈfɔːtʃənɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BAYONET

bayman
bayonet bulb
bayonet charge
bayonet drill
bayonet fitting
bayonet point
bayonet practice
bayonet socket
bayonet-fitting bulb
bayonetted
bayonetting
Bayonne
bayou

WORDS THAT END LIKE BAYONET

balconet
ballonet
burgonet
canzonet
clarionet
cronet
cushionet
falconet
Monet
nonet
sarconet
sermonet
Spanish bayonet
sword bayonet

Synonyms and antonyms of bayonet in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BAYONET»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «bayonet» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of bayonet
blade · brand · cut · impale · knife · lacerate · lance · pierce · run through · slash · spear · stab · stick · sword · transfix · wound

Translation of «bayonet» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BAYONET

Find out the translation of bayonet to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bayonet from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bayonet» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

刺刀
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bayoneta
570 millions of speakers

English

bayonet
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संगीन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حربة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

штык
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

baioneta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সঙ্গিন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

baïonnette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bayonet
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bajonett
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

銃剣
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

총검
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bayonet
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dao găm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஈட்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संगीन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

süngü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

baionetta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bagnet
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

багнет
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

baionetă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξιφολόγχη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bajonet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bajonett
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bajonett
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bayonet

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BAYONET»

The term «bayonet» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.971 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BAYONET» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «bayonet» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «bayonet» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bayonet

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6 QUOTES WITH «BAYONET»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bayonet.
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William Cobbett
The power which money gives is that of brute force; it is the power of the bludgeon and the bayonet.
2
Chuck Hagel
Peace comes through dealing with people. Peace doesn't come at the end of a bayonet or the end of a gun.
3
Alexander Lebedev
I don't believe in democracy by bayonet.
4
Thomas Francis Meagher
The glory of the old Irish nation, which in our hour will grow young and strong again. Should we fail, the country will not be worth more than it is now. The sword of famine is less sparing than the bayonet of the soldier.
5
Knute Nelson
But it is neither cannon nor bayonet that will do the worst damage to this city. No, this place will remember the war against our government just as long as there are inhabitants here.
6
Robert Charles Winthrop
Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BAYONET»

Discover the use of bayonet in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bayonet and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Bayonet! Forward: my Civil War reminiscences
This collection contains chapters on the campaigns of Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Petersburg, the White Oak Road, Five Forks, Appomattox, as well as Chamberlain's personal account of the surrender of the Confederate Army & the Grand Review ...
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1994
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Bayonet Skies: Men of Valor
Special Forces veteran John F. Mullins delivers heart-pounding action under fire in his third Men of Valor novel. 1975: With the Vietnam War drawing to a close, Captain James Carmichael begins a new life far from the front lines, in Bad ...
John F. Mullins, 2006
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Written with the Bayonet: Soviet Russian Poetry of World War Two
Focusing on a wide range of poetry written between 1941 and 1945, this work explores Soviet poets' response to World War II. It also traces the influence of Stalinist culture, and departures from literary conventions established in the pre ...
Katharine Hodgson, 1996
4
Shiny Bayonet
An historical account of the first combat operation of the Vietnam war of the men of the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile), 10-14 October 1965.
Michael O. Gregory, 2005
5
Bayonet Fencing and Sword Practice
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
Alfred Hutton, 2010
6
Broadax and Bayonet: The Role of the United States Army in ...
The basic concept of this book is to show the integral part of the American frontier experience that the Army was as it played important and varied roles in every phase of the frontier development from exploration to settlement.
Francis Paul Prucha, 1995
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Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods: Poems
A debut collection of poems that reads like a murder mystery.
Paula Bohince, 2013
8
With Ballot and Bayonet: The Political Socialization of ...
Based on letters and diaries of more than a thousand soldiers, political scientist Joseph Allan Frank describes how political considerations were central to the development of the armies of the North and South--motivating soldiers, shaping ...
Joseph Allan Frank, 1998
9
Infantry, a Glint of the Bayonet
With reference to India.
V. K. Shrivastava, 2000
10
The Springfield 1903 Rifles: The Illustrated, Documented ...
The new rod bayonet of the Model 1903 rifle was short- livcd. Although many thousands were manufactured, another Board of Officers was appointed to reevaluate long and short barrels and the bayonet. Interestingly, it was t he President of ...
William S. Brophy, 1985

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BAYONET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bayonet is used in the context of the following news items.
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America's Enfield M1917 Rifle in .30-06
The 1917 Enfield would have a blade type bayonet designated the M1917 bayonet. The M1917 bayonet was very similar to the British Pattern ... «AmmoLand Shooting Sports News, Jul 15»
2
Marine who survived Chosin fight in 1950 gets belated medal
“You didn't survive by digging in,” he said, explaining that the Chinese would bayonet sleeping troops in their foxholes. “You survived by ... «San Antonio Express-News, Jul 15»
3
Man, 33, dies after Sunday crash in Pasco
McKesson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Bayonet Point Medical Center where he died. Subscribe to The Tampa Tribune. «TBO.com, Jul 15»
4
Hutchins graduates from basic combat training at Fort Jackson
... military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, ... «Spartanburg Herald Journal, Jul 15»
5
Ceremony closes The Moving Wall's visit to Charleston
First, after it was inspected, a military rifle was placed bayonet first onto the stand. Next came a set of dog tags, a medal, a helmet and boots and ... «Herald & Review, Jul 15»
6
Sales manager for Rolls Royce Motor Cars Perth, Craig Padfield …
The engineer, whose first patent was for an improved bayonet lamp socket, teamed up with Charles Rolls in 1904. Rolls was the first at his ... «Perth Now, Jul 15»
7
Hu-Friedy expands Orthodontic Collection with new step pliers
Step pliers, also called detailing pliers or bayonet bending pliers, are best used extraorally on wire up to .022 in by 0.25 in (.53 mm by .64 mm). «Dentistry IQ, Jul 15»
8
Waterloo museum gears up for Vietnam exhibit, parade
"Maybe you can mention we're looking for a PolyTech AK-47 (rifle) with folding bayonet. Because those are hard to come by," Reuter said, only ... «Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Jul 15»
9
The e-QIP shutdown: Another big headache
After all, Washington is known for its short memory and tendency to bayonet the wounded. For companies, the question becomes what they can ... «Washington Technology, Jul 15»
10
Comment - The Grim Reaper knocks on Greece's door
They must be made to pay taxes – at bayonet point if necessary. A worsening economic situation may tempt the Greek armed forces to seize ... «The Sun Daily, Jul 15»

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