bombard

UK [bɒmˈbɑː(r)d] / US [bɑmˈbɑrd] verb [transitive]
Word forms "bombard":
present tense I/you/we/they bombard he/she/it bombards present participle bombarding past tense bombarded past participle bombarded
1) to ask someone so many questions, give them so much information etc that it is difficult for them to deal with it all
bombard someone/something with something:

She bombarded him with faxes and called his office repeatedly.

2)
a) to attack a place by dropping a lot of bombs on it or firing guns at it for a long time
b) to attack someone or something by hitting them with a lot of objects or by hitting them many times

Part of the sample is then bombarded by electrons.

bombard someone/something with something:

Protesters bombarded the building with ink, paint, and bottles.


English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bombard — may refer to: *The act of carrying out a bombardment *Bombard (weapon), a type of late medieval siege weapon. *Bombard (music), a contemporary double reed instrument used to play traditional Breton music. *Alain Bombard, a French sailor who… …   Wikipedia

  • Bombard — Bom bard, n. [F. bombarde, LL. bombarda, fr. L. bombus + ard. Cf. {Bumper}, and see {Bomb}.] 1. (Gun.) A piece of heavy ordnance formerly used for throwing stones and other ponderous missiles. It was the earliest kind of cannon. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bombard — Bom*bard , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bombarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bombarding}.] To attack with bombards or with artillery; especially, to throw shells, hot shot, etc., at or into. [1913 Webster] Next, she means to bombard Naples. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bombard — Bom bard, n. [OE. bombarde, fr. F. bombarde.] (Mus.) See {Bombardo}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bombard [1] — Bombard, Blasinstrument, so v.w. Pommer …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bombard [2] — Bombard (Bombaret), der Ostwind in dem Departement Oberalpen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • bombard — index attack Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Bombard — C est dans la Vienne que le nom est le plus répandu, mais il a été porté dans d autres régions, notamment en Île de France. Sens incertain : on peut y voir celui qui utilise une bombarde (instrument de musique ou canon), mais on pensera aussi à… …   Noms de famille

  • bombard — assail, storm, assault, *attack …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bombard — [v] assault, attack assail, barrage, batter, beset, besiege, blast, blitz, bomb, cannonade, catapult, fire upon, harass, hound, launch, open fire, pester, pound, shell, strafe, strike; concepts 7,19,86 …   New thesaurus

  • bombard — ► VERB 1) attack continuously with bombs or other missiles. 2) subject to a continuous flow of questions or information. 3) Physics direct a stream of high speed particles at (a substance). ► NOUN ▪ an early form of cannon, which fired a stone… …   English terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.