Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to bombe: Alan Turing, iris bombe


 (bŏm, bôNb)
A dessert consisting of two or more layers of variously flavored ice cream frozen in a round or melon-shaped mold.

[French (from its shape); see bomb.]


 (bŏm′bā′, bôN′-)
Curving or bulging outward. Used of furniture.

[French, from bombe, bomb; see bomb.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. (Cookery) Also called: bombe glacée a dessert of ice cream lined or filled with custard, cake crumbs, etc
2. (Cookery) a mould shaped like a bomb in which this dessert is made
[C19: from French, literally: bomb; from its rounded shape]


(bɒmˈbeɪ; French bɔ̃be)
(Furniture) (of furniture) having a projecting swollen shape
[French, literally: bomb-shaped, from bombe bomb]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(bɒm, bɔ̃b)

a frozen round mold of ice cream usu. filled with custard.
[1890–95; < French: literally, bomb, from its shape]


(bɒmˈbeɪ, bɔ̃-)

(of furniture) curving or swelling outward.
[1900–05; < French: literally, rounded like a bomb]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Swan, qui dirige par ailleurs la Mission d'assistance des Nations unies en Somalie (UNSOM), a qualifie l'attentat a la bombe ''d'attaque odieuse'', qui "temoigne d'un violent mepris pour le caractere sacre de la vie humaine'', indique un communique de la mission publie mercredi.
Turing helped developed the Bombe machine which decoded messages and located German battleship Bismarck enabling the Allies to destroy it in 1941.
The Bombe machine, which Turing helped design at Bletchley Park, decoded previously indecipherable Nazi messages.
Le jeune homme y incarne le role d'un terroriste portant une bombe dans ce sac.
Historiens, juristes et associations activant pour la preservation de la memoire qualifient toujours la decision des autorites coloniales de faire exploser une bombe atomique au Sahara algerien de [beaucoup moins que]crime contre l'humanite[beaucoup plus grand que].
MEDICAL SUPPLIESAccording to the county Red Cross coordinator, Jared Bombe, the mandate to provide food to floods victims is a county and national government affair.
Tana River County Red Cross coordinator Gerald Bombe said the missing girls are yet to be rescued.
3 Around 20 minutes before you serve, unwrap your amazing winter bombe, carefully turn it out on a serving dish, then leave to thaw slightly (I transfer my bombe from freezer to fridge just before serving up the main).
Squadron Leader Elwyn Jones born in Abergele in 1907, was in charge of 'bombe' operations at Bletchley Park and outstations.
FOR THE PARFAIT: 12 egg yolks 350g unrefined golden caster sugar 960ml whipping cream The seeds of 2 vanilla pods FOR THE BLACKCURRANT COMPOTE: 400g fresh blackcurrants The juice of 2 lemons Unrefined golden caster sugar, to taste FOR THE MERINGUES: 50g unrefined golden caster sugar 25g unrefined light muscovado sugar 1/2 tsp cornflour 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 small egg whites EXTRAS: A suitable bombe mould, terrine or tub Mint leaves METHOD: Let's make the meringues first; set the oven to 140oC / Gas 1.