- The definition of bombard is to attack continuously or repeatedly.
- When the United States repeatedly drops missiles and bombs in a full-on attack against an enemy city, this is an example of when the U.S. bombards the city.
- When you ask someone over and over why they are doing what they are doing during each step of a project and you inquire about every detail and every move, this is an example of when you bombard the person with questions.
A field being bombarded by helicopter artillery.
bombard definition by Webster's New World
- to attack with or as with artillery or bombs
- to keep attacking or pressing with questions, suggestions, etc.
- to direct a stream of particles at (atomic nuclei) to produce nuclear transmutations
Origin: French bombarder ; from bombarde, mortar ; from bombe, bomb
- bombardment noun
bombard definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb bom·bard·ed, bom·bard·ing, bom·bards
- To attack with bombs, shells, or missiles.
- To assail persistently, as with requests. See Synonyms at attack, barrage2.
- To irradiate (an atom).
- To attack with a cannon firing stone balls.
Origin: From Middle English, a bombard, from Old French bombarde, from Medieval Latin bombarda, probably from Latin bombus, a booming sound; see bomb.
- bom·bardˈer noun
- bom·bardˈment noun