from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An explosive weapon detonated by impact, proximity to an object, a timing mechanism, or other means.
- n. An atomic or nuclear bomb. Used with the.
- n. Any of various weapons detonated to release destructive material, such as smoke or gas.
- n. Football A long forward pass.
- n. A container capable of withstanding high internal pressure.
- n. A vessel for storing compressed gas.
- n. A portable, manually operated container that ejects a spray, foam, or gas under pressure.
- n. Slang A dismal failure; a fiasco.
- n. Slang An old car.
- n. Slang One that is excellent or superior. Used with the.
- n. Chiefly British Slang A large amount of money.
- n. Chiefly British Slang A great success.
- transitive v. To attack, damage, or destroy with or as if with bombs.
- intransitive v. To drop a bomb or bombs.
- intransitive v. Slang To fail miserably: The play bombed.
- intransitive v. Slang To paint a graffito.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An explosive device used or intended as a weapon.
- n. A failure; an unpopular commercial product.
- n. A car in poor condition.
- n. A large amount of money, a fortune.
- n. A success; the bomb.
- n. A very attractive woman; a bombshell.
- n. An action or statement that causes a strong reaction.
- n. The atomic bomb.
- n. A long forward pass.
- n. A heavy-walled container designed to permit chemical reactions under high pressure.
- n. A jump into water in a squatting position, with the arms wrapped around the legs, for maximum splashing.
- v. To attack using one or more bombs; to bombard.
- v. To fail dismally.
- v. To jump into water in a squatting position, with the arms wrapped around the legs.
- v. To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound.
- adj. great, awesome
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A great noise; a hollow sound.
- n. A shell; esp. a spherical shell, like those fired from mortars. See Shell.
- n. A bomb ketch.
- transitive v. To bombard.
- intransitive v. To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A variant of boom.
- n. A great noise; a loud hollow sound; the stroke of a bell.
- n. An explosive projectile, consisting of a hollow ball or spherical shell, generally of cast-iron, filled with a bursting charge, fired from a mortar, and usually exploded by means of a fuse or tube filled with a slow-burning compound, which is ignited by the exploding powder when the mortar is discharged.
- n. Any missile constructed upon similar principles: as, a dynamite bomb.
- n. In geology, a block of scoria ejected from the crater of a volcano.
- n. A small war-vessel carrying mortars for throwing bombs; a bomb-ketch.
- To attack with bombs; bombard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fail to get a passing grade
- v. throw bombs at or attack with bombs
- n. an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
- n. an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
- n. strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
French bombe, from Italian bomba, probably from Latin bombus, a booming sound, from Greek bombos, of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French bombe, from Italian bomba, from Latin bombus ("a booming sound"), from Ancient Greek βόμβος (bombos, "booming, humming, buzzing"), imitative of the sound itself. (Wiktionary)