Definitions for: Bomb


[n] an explosive device fused to denote under specific conditions
[n] strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
[n] an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"
[v] throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden"
[v] fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?"



Webster (1913) Definition: Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or
buzzing noise, Gr. ?.]
1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.]

A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck,
would make . . . a great bomb in the chamber
beneath. --Bacon.

2. (Mil.) A shell; esp. a spherical shell, like those fired
from mortars. See Shell.

3. A bomb ketch.

Bomb chest (Mil.), a chest filled with bombs, or only with
gunpowder, placed under ground, to cause destruction by
its explosion.

Bomb ketch, Bomb vessel (Naut.), a small ketch or vessel,
very strongly built, on which mortars are mounted to be
used in naval bombardments; -- called also {mortar
vessel}.

Bomb lance, a lance or harpoon with an explosive head, used
in whale fishing.

Volcanic bomb, a mass of lava of a spherical or pear shape.
``I noticed volcanic bombs.'' --Darwin.


Bomb, v. t.
To bombard. [Obs.] --Prior.


Bomb, v. i. [Cf. Boom.]
To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound. [Obs.]
--B. Jonson.

Synonyms: bomb calorimeter, bombard, dud, fail, flunk, flush it, turkey

Antonyms: make it, pass

See Also: antipersonnel bomb, assail, atom-bomb, atomise, atomize, attack, blast, blockbuster, bomb out, bombshell, bust, calorimeter, car bomb, cluster bomb, cruise missile, depth bomb, depth charge, dive-bomb, explosive device, firebomb, firebomb, flop, fragmentation bomb, gas bomb, gas shell, gasoline bomb, glide-bomb, grenade, hydrogen-bomb, incendiary, incendiary bomb, infernal machine, letter-bomb, Molotov cocktail, nuke, pattern-bomb, petrol bomb, pipe bomb, plastic bomb, shell, skip-bomb, smoke bomb, smoke grenade, stench bomb, stink bomb, strafe, time bomb, zap

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