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bub·ble

 (bŭb′əl)
n.
1.
a. A thin, usually spherical or hemispherical film of liquid filled with air or gas: a soap bubble.
b. A globular body of air or gas formed within a liquid: air bubbles rising to the surface.
c. A pocket formed in a solid by air or gas that is trapped, as during cooling or hardening.
2. The sound made by the forming and bursting of bubbles.
3. Something insubstantial, groundless, or ephemeral, especially a fantastic or impracticable idea or belief: didn't want to burst the new volunteers' bubble.
4. Something light or effervescent: "Macon—though terribly distressed—had to fight down a bubble of laughter" (Anne Tyler).
5.
a. A usually transparent glass or plastic dome.
b. A protective, often isolating envelope or cover: "The Secret Service will talk of tightening protection, but no President wants to live in a bubble" (Anthony Lewis).
6.
a. A usually oval outline, as on a ballot or a standardized test form, intended to be filled in using a pencil or pen.
b. A rounded or irregularly shaped outline containing the words that a character in a cartoon is represented to be saying.
7. Economics An increase in the price of a commodity, investment, or market that is not warranted by economic fundamentals and is usually caused by ongoing investment or speculation in the expectation that the price will increase further.
intr.v. bub·bled, bub·bling, bub·bles
1. To form or give off bubbles: soup bubbling on the stove.
2. To move or flow with a gurgling sound: a brook bubbling along its course.
3.
a. To rise to the surface: gas bubbled up through the swamp water.
b. To become active or intense enough to come into prominence: "Since then, the revolution has bubbled up again in many forms" (Jonathan Schell).
4. To display irrepressible activity or emotion: The kids were bubbling over with excitement.
adj.
Capable of being categorized in one class or another; borderline: coaches evaluating bubble players to see which ones might play at a higher level.
Idiom:
on the bubble
On the brink of a new development or condition, especially in danger of being cut from a sports team: "These are the players on the bubble, the ones who are not sure if they have made the team" (Jason Diamos).

[From Middle English bubelen, to bubble.]

bubble

(ˈbʌbəl)
n
1. a thin film of liquid forming a hollow globule around air or a gas: a soap bubble.
2. a small globule of air or a gas in a liquid or a solid, as in carbonated drinks, glass, etc
3. the sound made by a bubbling liquid
4. something lacking substance, stability, or seriousness
5. an unreliable scheme or enterprise
6. (Architecture) a dome, esp a transparent glass or plastic one
vb
7. to form or cause to form bubbles
8. (intr) to move or flow with a gurgling sound
9. (often foll by: over) to overflow (with excitement, anger, etc)
10. (intr) Scot to snivel; blubber
[C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish bubbla, Danish boble, Dutch bobbel, all of imitative origin]

bub•ble

(ˈbʌb əl)

n., v. -bled, -bling. n.
1. a nearly spherical body of gas contained in a liquid.
2. a small globule of gas in a thin liquid envelope.
3. a globule of air or gas, or a globular vacuum, contained in a solid.
5. anything that lacks firmness, substance, or permanence; delusion.
6. an inflated speculation, esp. if fraudulent: a real-estate bubble.
7. the act or sound of bubbling.
8. a spherical or nearly spherical canopy or shelter; dome.
v.i.
9. to form, produce, or release bubbles; effervesce.
10. to flow or spout with a gurgling noise; gurgle.
11. to boil.
12. to issue forth in a lively, sparkling manner: The play bubbled with fun.
13. to seethe or stir, as with excitement: My mind bubbles with plans.
v.t.
14. to cause to bubble; make bubbles in.
15. bubble over, to overflow with liveliness or zest.
[1350–1400; Middle English bobel]

bubble


Past participle: bubbled
Gerund: bubbling

Imperative
bubble
bubble
Present
I bubble
you bubble
he/she/it bubbles
we bubble
you bubble
they bubble
Preterite
I bubbled
you bubbled
he/she/it bubbled
we bubbled
you bubbled
they bubbled
Present Continuous
I am bubbling
you are bubbling
he/she/it is bubbling
we are bubbling
you are bubbling
they are bubbling
Present Perfect
I have bubbled
you have bubbled
he/she/it has bubbled
we have bubbled
you have bubbled
they have bubbled
Past Continuous
I was bubbling
you were bubbling
he/she/it was bubbling
we were bubbling
you were bubbling
they were bubbling
Past Perfect
I had bubbled
you had bubbled
he/she/it had bubbled
we had bubbled
you had bubbled
they had bubbled
Future
I will bubble
you will bubble
he/she/it will bubble
we will bubble
you will bubble
they will bubble
Future Perfect
I will have bubbled
you will have bubbled
he/she/it will have bubbled
we will have bubbled
you will have bubbled
they will have bubbled
Future Continuous
I will be bubbling
you will be bubbling
he/she/it will be bubbling
we will be bubbling
you will be bubbling
they will be bubbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bubbling
you have been bubbling
he/she/it has been bubbling
we have been bubbling
you have been bubbling
they have been bubbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bubbling
you will have been bubbling
he/she/it will have been bubbling
we will have been bubbling
you will have been bubbling
they will have been bubbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bubbling
you had been bubbling
he/she/it had been bubbling
we had been bubbling
you had been bubbling
they had been bubbling
Conditional
I would bubble
you would bubble
he/she/it would bubble
we would bubble
you would bubble
they would bubble
Past Conditional
I would have bubbled
you would have bubbled
he/she/it would have bubbled
we would have bubbled
you would have bubbled
they would have bubbled

bubble

A situation in which a particular investment or class of investments is producing such good returns that they attract an increasing amount of investment until prices are far higher than can be justified by a rational analysis of likely future returns from those investments.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bubble - a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)bubble - a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
air bubble - a bubble of air
foam, froth - a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid; "the beer had a thick head of foam"
globule - a small globe or ball
soap bubble - a bubble formed by a thin soap film
2.bubble - a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control; "his proposal was nothing but a house of cards"; "a real estate bubble"
scheme, strategy - an elaborate and systematic plan of action
3.bubble - an impracticable and illusory idea; "he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble"
fancy, phantasy, illusion, fantasy - something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
4.bubble - a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
Verb1.bubble - form, produce, or emit bubbles; "The soup was bubbling"
emit, pass off, breathe - expel (gases or odors)
effervesce, fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth, sparkle - become bubbly or frothy or foaming; "The boiling soup was frothing"; "The river was foaming"; "Sparkling water"
bubble over, spill over, overflow - overflow with a certain feeling; "The children bubbled over with joy"; "My boss was bubbling over with anger"
2.bubble - flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noisebubble - flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise; "babbling brooks"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
gurgle - make sounds similar to gurgling water; "The baby gurgled with satisfaction when the mother tickled it"
3.bubble - rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles; "bubble to the surface"
go up, rise, move up, lift, arise, come up, uprise - move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
4.bubble - cause to form bubbles; "bubble gas through a liquid"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
5.bubble - expel gas from the stomachbubble - expel gas from the stomach; "In China it is polite to burp at the table"
emit, pass off, breathe - expel (gases or odors)

bubble

noun
1. air ball, drop, bead, blister, blob, droplet, globule, vesicle, air pocket, air cavity a bubble of gas trapped under the surface
plural noun
1. foam, fizz, froth, lather, suds, spume, effervescence, head With bubbles and boats, children love bathtime.
verb
1. boil, simmer, seethe Heat the seasoned stock until it is bubbling.
2. foam, fizz, froth, churn, agitate, percolate, effervesce The fermenting wine has bubbled up and over the top.
3. gurgle, splash, murmur, trickle, ripple, babble, trill, burble, lap, purl, plash He looked at the stream bubbling through the trees nearby.
bubble over brim over, burst, be filled, well over, overflow, gush, spill over He was quite tireless, bubbling over with vitality.

bubble

noun
A fantastic, impracticable plan or desire:
verb
1. To form or cause to form foam:
2. To flow or move with a low slapping sound:
3. To be in a state of emotional or mental turmoil:
Translations
فُقّاعَةفُقّاعَهيُبَقْبِقُ،يُخْرِجُ فَقاقيع
bublinašumětbublat
boblebruse
kuplakupliaporeilla
mjehurić
buborékbuborékolbugyborékol
freyîaloftbóla
거품부글거리다
bulla
burbuliukasburbuliuotikunkuliuotisu burbuliukais
burbuļiburbulisburbuļotputot
kipetimehurček
bubblasåpbubblor
ฟอง
kabarcıkköpürmek
bong bóng

bubble

[ˈbʌbl]
A. N (in liquid) → burbuja f; (in paint) → ampolla f; (= soap bubble) → pompa f; (in cartoon) → bocadillo m, globo m
to blow bubbles (with soap) → hacer pompas; (with bubble gum) → hacer globos
the bubble burst (fig) → se deshizo la burbuja
B. VI [champagne, bath water] → burbujear; (= bubble forth) → borbotar
C. CPD bubble and squeak N (Brit) (Culin) carne picada frita con patatas y col
bubble bath Ngel m de baño
bubble car Ncoche-cabina m, huevo m
bubble gum Nchicle m (de globo)
bubble memory Nmemoria f de burbuja
bubble pack Nenvasado m en lámina
bubble wrap Nenvoltorio m de plástico con burbujas
bubble over VI + ADV [boiling liquid] → derramarse (fig) (with happiness etc) → rebosar (with de)
bubble up VI + ADV [liquid] → burbujear, borbotear

bubble

[ˈbʌbəl]
nbulle f
vi
(= form bubbles) → bouillonner, faire des bulles
(= sparkle) [person] → pétiller
to be bubbling with ideas → être débordant d'idées
to bubble over with sth → déborder de qchbubble and squeak n plat à base de purée de pommes de terre et de chouxbubble bath nbain m moussantbubble gum nbubblegum mbubblejet printer [ˈbʌbəldʒɛt] nimprimante f à bulle, imprimante f à jet d'encrebubble memory nmémoire f à bulles

bubble

nBlase f; (on plane etc) → (Glas)kuppel f; to blow bubblesBlasen machen; to burst somebody’s bubble (fig)jdn auf den Boden der Tatsachen zurückbringen; the bubble has burst (fig)alles ist wie eine Seifenblase zerplatzt
vi
(liquid)sprudeln; (heated also) → strudeln; (wine)perlen; (gas)Blasen/Bläschen machen or bilden
(= make bubbling noise)blubbern (inf); (cooking liquid, geyser etc)brodeln; (stream)plätschern
(fig) to bubble with excitement/enthusiasm/confidencefast platzen vor Aufregung/Begeisterung/Selbstvertrauen

bubble

:
bubble and squeak
n (Brit) zusammen gebratene Fleischreste und Gemüse
bubble bath
nSchaumbad nt
bubble car
n (Brit, opening at the top) → Kabinenroller m; (opening at the front) → Isetta® f
bubble chamber
nBlasenkammer f
bubble gum
nBubblegum m
bubblehead
n (esp US pej inf) → Schwachkopf m (inf)
bubble-jet printer
n (Comput) → Bubblejet-Drucker m
bubble memory
n (Comput) → Blasenspeicher m
bubble pack
n(Klar)sichtpackung f

bubble

[ˈbʌbl]
1. nbolla; (smaller) → bollicina
soap bubble → bolla di sapone
2. viribollire, fare bollicine; (champagne) → spumeggiare
bubble over vi + advtraboccare
to bubble over (with) (fig) → scoppiare (di or da), traboccare (di)

bubble

(ˈbabl) noun
a floating ball of air or gas. bubbles in lemonade.
verb
to form or rise in bubbles. The champagne bubbled in the glass.
ˈbubbly adjective
having bubbles.
bubble over
to be full (with happiness etc). bubbling over with excitement.

bubble

فُقّاعَة bublina boble Blase φυσαλλίδα burbuja kupla bulle mjehurić bolla 거품 bubbel boble bańka bolha пузырек bubbla ฟอง kabarcık bong bóng 泡沫

bubble

n. burbuja, ampolla;
to ___ over with joyrebozar de gozo.

bubble

n burbuja
References in classic literature ?
While it hung there, the moon rose in the east, as big as a cart-wheel, pale silver and streaked with rose colour, thin as a bubble or a ghost-moon.
For many minutes the struggle between the light bubble in which they floated and the swift current was severe and doubtful.
A great many put out their fingers or their walking-sticks to touch, withal; and were perversely gratified, no doubt, when the bubble, with all its pictured earth and sky scene, vanished as if it had never been.
They are like those little nooks of still water, which border a rapid stream, where we may see the straw and bubble riding quietly at anchor, or slowly revolving in their mimic harbor, undisturbed by the rush of the passing current.
The fire hissed in the waves; the same instant the ship shot by the bubble the sinking pipe made.
The veselija has come down to them from a far-off time; and the meaning of it was that one might dwell within the cave and gaze upon shadows, provided only that once in his lifetime he could break his chains, and feel his wings, and behold the sun; provided that once in his lifetime he might testify to the fact that life, with all its cares and its terrors, is no such great thing after all, but merely a bubble upon the surface of a river, a thing that one may toss about and play with as a juggler tosses his golden balls, a thing that one may quaff, like a goblet of rare red wine.
murmured Dorian Gray, sipping some pale-yellow wine from a delicate, gold-beaded bubble of Venetian glass and looking dreadfully bored.
The mournful current moved slowly on, and from the water, shaded black, some white bubble eyes looked at the men.
cried the young man, whose agony-drawn breath at times, when his head went under water, under the wave, exhaled and made the icy waters bubble.
For a number of trees, on the neighbouring hillside, were moving slowly upwards, in solemn procession: while a mild little brook, that had been rippling at our feet a moment before, began to swell, and foam, and hiss, and bubble, in a truly alarming fashion.
The canoe whirled with each cunning evolution of the chase, like a bubble floating in a whirlpool; and when the direction of the pursuit admitted of a straight course the little bark skimmed the lake with a velocity that urged the deer to seek its safety in some new turn.
A Heidenberg stove, filled to the brim with intensely burning anthracite, was sending a bright gleam through the isinglass of its iron door, and causing the vase of water on its top to fume and bubble with excitement.