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bomb

 (bŏm)
n.
1.
a. An explosive weapon detonated by impact, proximity to an object, a timing mechanism, or other means.
b. An atomic or nuclear bomb. Used with the.
2. Any of various weapons detonated to release destructive material, such as smoke or gas.
3.
a. A container capable of withstanding high internal pressure.
b. A vessel for storing compressed gas.
c. A portable, manually operated container that ejects a spray, foam, or gas under pressure.
4. Football A long forward pass.
5. Geology A lump of lava that has been violently ejected from a volcano and has solidified while in the air.
6. Slang A dismal failure; a fiasco.
7. Slang An old car.
8. Slang One that is excellent or superior. Used with the.
9. Chiefly British Slang
a. A large amount of money.
b. A great success.
v. bombed, bomb·ing, bombs
v.tr.
To attack, damage, or destroy with or as if with bombs.
v.intr.
1. To drop a bomb or bombs.
2. Slang To fail miserably: The play bombed.
3. Slang To paint a graffito.

[French bombe, from Italian bomba, probably from Latin bombus, a booming sound, from Greek bombos, of imitative origin.]

bombing

(ˈbɒmɪŋ)
n
1. a concerted and persistent use of bombs against a target
2. the act of causing a single bomb to explode, esp by a terrorist
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bombing - an attack by dropping bombsbombing - an attack by dropping bombs    
attack, onrush, onset, onslaught - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
bombing run - that part of the flight that begins with the approach to the target; includes target acquisition and ends with the release of the bombs
area bombing, carpet bombing, saturation bombing - an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target
2.bombing - the use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
suicide bombing - a terrorist bombing carried out by someone who does not hope to survive it
sabotage - a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged
Translations
bombardování
bombning
pommitus
bombardiranje
bombatámadás
爆撃
폭격
bombning
การทิ้งระเบิด
việc ném bom

bombing

[ˈbɒmɪŋ] Nbombardeo m

bombing

[ˈbɒmɪŋ] n
(from air)bombardement m
(by terrorist)attentat m à la bombebombing campaign n (in war)campagne f de bombardementsbombing mission n (in war)mission f de bombardement

bombing

nBombenangriff m (→ of auf +acc); (of target also)Bombardierung f
adj raid, missionBomben-

bombing

[ˈbɒmɪŋ]
1. nbombardamento
2. adj (expedition) → di bombardamento

bombing

اِنْفِجار bombardování bombning Bombardierung βομβαρδισμός bombardeo pommitus bombardement bombardiranje bombardamento 爆撃 폭격 bombardement bombetokt bombardowanie bombardeio бомбежка bombning การทิ้งระเบิด bombalama việc ném bom 轰炸
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