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bom·bard

 (bŏm-bärd′, bəm-)
tr.v. bom·bard·ed, bom·bard·ing, bom·bards
1. To attack with bombs, shells, or missiles.
2. To assail persistently; harass: "[patients] bombarded with bewildering terms like 'managed competition' and 'risk selection'" (Carla Cantor). See Synonyms at barrage2.
3. To irradiate (an atom).
4. To attack with a cannon firing stone balls.
n. (bŏm′bärd′)
An early form of cannon that fired stone balls.

[From Middle English, a bombard, from Old French bombarde, from Medieval Latin bombarda, probably from Latin bombus, a booming sound; see bomb.]

bom·bard′er n.
bom·bard′ment n.

bombard

vb (tr)
1. (Military) to attack with concentrated artillery fire or bombs
2. to attack with vigour and persistence: the boxer bombarded his opponent with blows to the body.
3. to attack verbally, esp with questions: the journalists bombarded her with questions.
4. (General Physics) physics to direct high-energy particles or photons against (atoms, nuclei, etc) esp to produce ions or nuclear transformations
n
(Military) an ancient type of cannon that threw stone balls
[C15: from Old French bombarder to pelt, from bombarde stone-throwing cannon, probably from Latin bombus booming sound; see bomb]
bomˈbardment n

bom•bard

(v. bɒmˈbɑrd, bəm-; n. ˈbɒm bɑrd)
v.t.
1. to attack or batter with artillery fire.
2. to attack with bombs.
3. to assail vigorously: bombarded me with questions.
4. to direct high-energy particles or radiation against: to bombard a nucleus.
n.
5. the earliest kind of cannon, orig. throwing stone balls.
[1400–50; late Middle English (n.) < Medieval Latin bombarda stone-throwing engine (Latin bomb(us) booming noise (see bomb) + -arda -ard)]
bom•bard′er, n.
bom•bard′ment, n.

bombard


Past participle: bombarded
Gerund: bombarding

Imperative
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Present
I bombard
you bombard
he/she/it bombards
we bombard
you bombard
they bombard
Preterite
I bombarded
you bombarded
he/she/it bombarded
we bombarded
you bombarded
they bombarded
Present Continuous
I am bombarding
you are bombarding
he/she/it is bombarding
we are bombarding
you are bombarding
they are bombarding
Present Perfect
I have bombarded
you have bombarded
he/she/it has bombarded
we have bombarded
you have bombarded
they have bombarded
Past Continuous
I was bombarding
you were bombarding
he/she/it was bombarding
we were bombarding
you were bombarding
they were bombarding
Past Perfect
I had bombarded
you had bombarded
he/she/it had bombarded
we had bombarded
you had bombarded
they had bombarded
Future
I will bombard
you will bombard
he/she/it will bombard
we will bombard
you will bombard
they will bombard
Future Perfect
I will have bombarded
you will have bombarded
he/she/it will have bombarded
we will have bombarded
you will have bombarded
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Future Continuous
I will be bombarding
you will be bombarding
he/she/it will be bombarding
we will be bombarding
you will be bombarding
they will be bombarding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bombarding
you have been bombarding
he/she/it has been bombarding
we have been bombarding
you have been bombarding
they have been bombarding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bombarding
you will have been bombarding
he/she/it will have been bombarding
we will have been bombarding
you will have been bombarding
they will have been bombarding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bombarding
you had been bombarding
he/she/it had been bombarding
we had been bombarding
you had been bombarding
they had been bombarding
Conditional
I would bombard
you would bombard
he/she/it would bombard
we would bombard
you would bombard
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Past Conditional
I would have bombarded
you would have bombarded
he/she/it would have bombarded
we would have bombarded
you would have bombarded
they would have bombarded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bombard - a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family
bass - the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
shawm - a medieval oboe
Verb1.bombard - cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile; "They pelted each other with snowballs"
lapidate - throw stones at; "Pilgrims lapidate a stone pillar in commemoration of Abraham's temptation"
snowball - throw snowballs at
egg - throw eggs at
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
2.bombard - throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden"
attack, assail - launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
carpet bomb - bomb a large area systematically and extensively; "The U.S. decided to carpet bomb Vietnam"
bomb out - make somebody homeless by destroying their houses with bombs
dive-bomb - bomb from a diving airplane
glide-bomb - bomb by gliding
skip-bomb - attack with delayed release bombs
atom-bomb, nuke - bomb with atomic weapons
hydrogen-bomb - attack with a hydrogen bomb
pattern-bomb - bomb in certain patterns
nuke, atomise, atomize, zap - strike at with firepower or bombs; "zap the enemy"
letter bomb - send an explosive to; "The Unabomber letter bombed a number of individuals and institutions"
firebomb - attack with incendiary bombs; "The rioters fire-bombed the stores"
shell, blast - use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day"
3.bombard - 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"
lash out, attack, snipe, assail, assault, round - attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
4.bombard - direct high energy particles or radiation against
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
irradiate, ray - expose to radiation; "irradiate food"

bombard

verb
1. attack, assault, batter, barrage, besiege, beset, assail The media bombards all of us with images of violence and drugs and sex.
2. bomb, shell, blast, blitz, open fire, strafe, fire upon Rebel artillery units have regularly bombarded the airport.

bombard

verb
To direct a barrage at:
Translations
يَقْذِفُ بِوابِلٍ مِنَ النّيرانيُمْطِرُ بالأسئِلَه
bombardovatostřelovat
bombardereoverdænge
bombardirati
dynja áskjóta á
apibertiapšaudymasapšaudyti
apbērtapšaudītbombardēt
bombalamaktopa tutmakyağmuruna tutmak

bombard

[bɒmˈbɑːd] VT (Mil) → bombardear (with con) I was bombarded with questionsme acosaron or bombardearon a preguntas

bombard

[bɒmˈbɑːrd] vt
(= bomb) → bombarder
(= harass) to bombard sb with questions → bombarder qn de questions
to bombard sb with requests → bombarder qn de demandes

bombard

vt (Mil, fig) → bombardieren (with mit); (Phys) → beschießen

bombard

[bɒmˈbɑːd] vt (Mil) to bombard (with)bombardare (con)
I was bombarded with questions → sono stato bombardato di domande

bombard

(bəmˈbaːd) verb
1. to attack with artillery. They bombarded the town.
2. to direct questions etc at. The reporters bombarded the film star with questions.
bomˈbardment noun
References in classic literature ?
It is the accursed inventions of this century that are ruining everything,--artilleries, bombards, and, above all, printing, that other German pest.
Yet I will not deny that at the intaking of a town it is well to have good store of bombards.
for Brighton, a clean Naples with genteel lazzaroni--for Brighton, that always looks brisk, gay, and gaudy, like a harlequin's jacket--for Brighton, which used to be seven hours distant from London at the time of our story; which is now only a hundred minutes off; and which may approach who knows how much nearer, unless Joinville comes and untimely bombards it?