Bombard meaning

bŏm-bärd, bəm-
To attack with bombs, shells, or missiles.
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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.

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To assail persistently; harass.
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To irradiate (an atom).
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The earliest type of cannon, originally for hurling stones.
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A medieval primitive cannon, used chiefly in sieges for throwing heavy stone balls.
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(poetic, rare) A bombardment.

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(music) A bombardon.
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To attack something with bombs, artillery shells or other missiles or projectiles.
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(figuratively) To attack something or someone by directing objects at them.
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(physics) To direct at a substance an intense stream of high-energy particles, usually sub-atomic or made of at most a few atoms.
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To attack with a cannon firing stone balls.
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An early form of cannon that fired stone balls.
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To attack with or as with artillery or bombs.
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To keep attacking or pressing with questions, suggestions, etc.
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To direct a stream of particles at (atomic nuclei) to produce nuclear transmutations.
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Origin of bombard

  • From Middle English a bombard from Old French bombarde from Medieval Latin bombarda probably from Latin bombus a booming sound bomb

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

  • From French bombarde bombard (as cannon), itself from Latin bombus (“buzzing; booming”).

    From Wiktionary