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BOMBARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bombard mean? 

BOMBARD (noun)
  The noun BOMBARD has 1 sense:

1. a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family

  Familiarity information: BOMBARD used as a noun is very rare.


BOMBARD (verb)
  The verb BOMBARD has 3 senses:

1. cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
2. throw bombs at or attack with bombs
3. address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

  Familiarity information: BOMBARD used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOMBARD (noun)


Sense 1bombard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bombard; bombardon

Hypernyms ("bombard" is a kind of...):

bass (the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments)

shawm (a medieval oboe)


BOMBARD (verb)


Sense 1bombard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

bombard; pelt

Context example:

They pelted each other with snowballs

Hypernyms (to "bombard" is one way to...):

throw (project through the air)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bombard"):

lapidate (throw stones at)

snowball (throw snowballs at)

egg (throw eggs at)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody with something


Sense 2bombard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throw bombs at or attack with bombs

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

bomb; bombard

Context example:

The Americans bombed Dresden

Hypernyms (to "bombard" is one way to...):

assail; attack (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bombard"):

carpet bomb (bomb a large area systematically and extensively)

blast; shell (use explosives on)

firebomb (attack with incendiary bombs)

letter bomb (send an explosive to)

atomise; atomize; nuke; zap (strike at with firepower or bombs)

pattern-bomb (bomb in certain patterns)

hydrogen-bomb (attack with a hydrogen bomb)

atom-bomb; nuke (bomb with atomic weapons)

skip-bomb (attack with delayed release bombs)

glide-bomb (bomb by gliding)

dive-bomb (bomb from a diving airplane)

bomb out (make somebody homeless by destroying their houses with bombs)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3bombard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

barrage; bombard

Context examples:

The speaker was barraged by an angry audience / The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer

Hypernyms (to "bombard" is one way to...):

assail; assault; attack; lash out; round; snipe (attack in speech or writing)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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