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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)

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.

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."