from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A thin, usually spherical or hemispherical film of liquid filled with air or gas.
- noun A globular body of air or gas formed within a liquid.
- noun A pocket formed in a solid by air or gas that is trapped, as during cooling or hardening.
- noun The sound made by the forming and bursting of bubbles.
- noun Something insubstantial, groundless, or ephemeral, especially a fantastic or impracticable idea or belief.
- noun Something light or effervescent.
- noun A usually transparent glass or plastic dome.
- noun A protective, often isolating envelope or cover.
- noun A usually oval outline, as on a ballot or a standardized test form, intended to be filled in using a pencil or pen.
- noun A rounded or irregularly shaped outline containing the words that a character in a cartoon is represented to be saying.
- noun 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.
- intransitive verb To form or give off bubbles.
- intransitive verb To move or flow with a gurgling sound.
- intransitive verb To rise to the surface.
- intransitive verb To become active or intense enough to come into prominence.
- intransitive verb To display irrepressible activity or emotion.
- adjective Capable of being categorized in one class or another; borderline.
- idiom (on the bubble) On the brink of a new development or condition, especially in danger of being cut from a sports team.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Snot.
- To shed tears in a sniveling, blubbering, childish way.
- noun A small vesicle of water or other fluid inflated with air or other gas, and floating on the surface of the fluid.
- noun A small globule of air or other gas in or rising through a liquid.
- noun The vesicle of air in the glass spirit-tube of a mechanics' level.
- noun One of the small hollow beads of glass formerly used for testing the strength of spirits by the rate at which they rise after being plunged in them. See
- noun Anything that wants firmness, substance, or permanence; that which is more specious than real; a vain project; a false show; a delusion; a trifle.
- noun An inflated speculation; a delusive commercial project, especially one which is put forward as insuring extraordinary profits; hence, a financial imposition or fraud; a cheating trick: as, the South Sea bubble. See below.
- noun . A person deceived by an empty project; a dupe.
- noun In New England, hash or minced meat.
- To rise in bubbles, as liquors when boiling or agitated; send up bubbles.
- To run with a gurgling noise; gurgle: as, “bubbling fountains,”
- To utter a bubbling or gurgling cry.
- To cause to bubble.
- To cheat; deceive or impose on; hoodwink; bamboozle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas.
- noun A small quantity of air or gas within a liquid body.
- noun A globule of air, or globular vacuum, in a transparent solid.
- noun A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits.
- noun The globule of air in the spirit tube of a level.
- noun Anything that wants firmness or solidity; that which is more specious than real; a false show; a cheat or fraud; a delusive scheme; an empty project; a dishonest speculation.
- noun obsolete A person deceived by an empty project; a gull.
- intransitive verb To rise in bubbles, as liquids when boiling or agitated; to contain bubbles.
- intransitive verb To run with a gurgling noise, as if forming bubbles.
- intransitive verb To sing with a gurgling or warbling sound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
spherically contained volumeof air, especially one made from soapyliquid.
- noun A small spherical
cavityin a solid material.
- noun Anything resembling a
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From Middle English bubelen, to bubble.]
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Partly imitative, also influenced by burble.
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