Bombard Definition

bŏm-bärd, bəm-
bombarded, bombarding, bombards
verb
bombarded, bombarding, bombards
To attack with or as with artillery or bombs.
Webster's New World
To assail persistently; harass.
American Heritage
To keep attacking or pressing with questions, suggestions, etc.
Webster's New World
To irradiate (an atom).
American Heritage
To direct a stream of particles at (atomic nuclei) to produce nuclear transmutations.
Webster's New World
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noun
bombards
The earliest type of cannon, originally for hurling stones.
Webster's New World

(poetic, rare) A bombardment.

Wiktionary

(music) A bombardon.

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Noun

Singular:
bombard
Plural:
bombards

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

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