from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To attack with bombs, shells, or missiles.
- transitive v. To assail persistently, as with requests. See Synonyms at attack, barrage2.
- transitive v. To irradiate (an atom).
- transitive v. To attack with a cannon firing stone balls.
- n. An early form of cannon that fired stone balls.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a medieval primitive cannon, used chiefly in sieges for throwing heavy stone balls.
- n. a bassoon-like medieval instrument
- n. a large liquor container made of leather, in the form of a jug or a bottle.
- v. To attack something with bombs, artillery shells or other missiles or projectiles.
- v. To attack something or someone by directing objects at them.
- v. To direct at a substance an intense stream of high-energy particles, usually sub-atomic or made of at most a few atoms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A piece of heavy ordnance formerly used for throwing stones and other ponderous missiles. It was the earliest kind of cannon.
- n. A bombardment.
- n. A large drinking vessel or can, or a leather bottle, for carrying liquor or beer.
- n. Padded breeches.
- n. See bombardo.
- transitive v. To attack with bombards or with artillery; especially, to throw shells, hot shot, etc., at or into.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fire off bombards or cannon.
- To cannonade; attack with bombs; fire shot and shell at or into; batter with shot and shell.
- To attack with missiles of any kind; figuratively, assail vigorously: as, to bombard one with questions.
- n. The name generally given in Europe to the cannon during the first century of its use.
- n. See bombardelle.
- n. A small vessel with two masts, like the English ketch, used in the Mediterranean; a bomb-ketch.
- n. A large leathern jug or bottle for holding liquor. See black-jack, 1.
- n. Figuratively, a toper.
- n. A medieval musical instrument of the oboe family, having a reed mouthpiece and a wooden tube.
- n. plural A style of breeches worn in the seventeenth century, before the introduction of tight-fitting knee-breeches.
- n. [From the verb.] An attack with bombs; a bombardment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage
- v. throw bombs at or attack with bombs
- n. a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family
- v. cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
- v. direct high energy particles or radiation against
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