Definitions for: Bombardment


[n] an attack by dropping bombs
[n] the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays)
[n] the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"



Webster (1913) Definition: Bom*bard"ment, n. [F. bombardement.]
An attack upon a fortress or fortified town, with shells, hot
shot, rockets, etc.; the act of throwing bombs and shot into
a town or fortified place.

Synonyms: barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombing, shelling

See Also: attack, bombing run, fire, firing, onrush, onset, onslaught, radiation

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