Associations to the word «Bombard»

Pictures for the word «Bombard»


BOMBARD, noun. A medieval primitive cannon, used chiefly in sieges for throwing heavy stone balls.
BOMBARD, noun. (obsolete) a bassoon-like medieval instrument
BOMBARD, noun. (obsolete) a large liquor container made of leather, in the form of a jug or a bottle.
BOMBARD, noun. (poetic) (rare) A bombardment.
BOMBARD, noun. (music) A bombardon.
BOMBARD, verb. To attack something with bombs, artillery shells or other missiles or projectiles.
BOMBARD, verb. (figuratively) To attack something or someone by directing objects at them.
BOMBARD, verb. (physics) To direct at a substance an intense stream of high-energy particles, usually sub-atomic or made of at most a few atoms.
BOMBARD PHRASE, noun. (obsolete) Inflated language; bombast.

Dictionary definition

BOMBARD, noun. A large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family.
BOMBARD, verb. Cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile; "They pelted each other with snowballs".
BOMBARD, verb. Throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden".
BOMBARD, verb. Address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage; "The speaker was barraged by an angry audience"; "The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer".
BOMBARD, verb. Direct high energy particles or radiation against.

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza