Bomb Definition

bombed, bombing, bombs
A container filled with an explosive, incendiary, or other chemical for dropping or hurling, or for detonating by a timing mechanism.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
An atomic or nuclear bomb. Used with the.
American Heritage
Any of various weapons detonated to release destructive material, such as smoke or gas.
American Heritage
A heavily shielded apparatus with radioactive material in it, used in radiotherapy.
A cobalt bomb.
Webster's New World
bombed, bombing, bombs
To be a complete failure.
Webster's New World
To attack, damage, or destroy with a bomb or bombs.
Webster's New World
To drop a bomb or bombs.
American Heritage
To fail miserably.
The play bombed.
American Heritage
To paint a graffito.
American Heritage

(slang) Great, awesome.

Have you tried the new tacos from that restaurant? They're pretty bomb!
the Bomb
Webster's New World

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Origin of Bomb

  • From French bombe, from Italian bomba, from Latin bombus (“a booming sound”), from Ancient Greek βόμβος (bombos, “booming, humming, buzzing”), imitative of the sound itself.

    From Wiktionary

  • French bombe from Italian bomba probably from Latin bombus a booming sound from Greek bombos of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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