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Definition of "bombard" []

  • To attack with bombs, shells, or missiles. (verb-transitive)
  • To assail persistently, as with requests. See Synonyms at attack, barrage2. (verb-transitive)
  • To irradiate (an atom). (verb-transitive)
  • To attack with a cannon firing stone balls. (verb-transitive)
  • An early form of cannon that fired stone balls. (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 "bombard" in a sentence
  • "The very word "bombard" comes from the Greek bombos, meaning the buzzing of a bee."
  • "Curry calls bombard Yosemite officials after e-mail error"
  • "Many such terms bombard the English language continually: some are stopped at the barriers of honesty and common sense; many invade the lexicon like novae, only"