Definition of "bomb" []

  • An explosive weapon detonated by impact, proximity to an object, a timing mechanism, or other means. (noun)
  • An atomic or nuclear bomb. Used with the. (noun)
  • Any of various weapons detonated to release destructive material, such as smoke or gas. (noun)
  • Football A long forward pass. (noun)
  • A container capable of withstanding high internal pressure. (noun)
  • A hollow projectile containing an explosive, incendiary, or other destructive substance, esp one carried by aircraft (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • Any container filled with explosive (noun)
  • A round or pear-shaped mass of volcanic rock, solidified from molten lava that has been thrown into the air (noun)
  • A container for radioactive material, applied therapeutically to any part of the body (noun)
  • A large sum of money (esp in the phrase make a bomb) (noun)
  • A disastrous failure (noun)
  • An old or dilapidated motorcar (noun)
  • A very long high pass (noun)
  • To attack with or as if with a bomb or bombs; drop bombs (on) (verb)
  • To move or drive very quickly (verb)
  • To fail disastrously; be a flop (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bomb" in a sentence
  • "“We have a situation,” Tyler said, deliberately not using the word bomb for fear of panicking those around him."
  • "That same day another Delta flight to San Diego diverted to Albequerque after a flight attendant found a napkin with the word bomb written on it in the plane's bathroom."
  • "Train evacuated after suspicious package found at Riverstone railway station A COMMUTER train has been evacuated after an "unidentified object" with the word bomb written on it was found on it just after 9am."