HyperDic: bomb

English > 5 senses of the word bomb:
NOUNartifactbomban explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
artifactbomb, bomb calorimeterstrong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
eventbomb, turkey, dudan event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
VERBcompetitionbomb, bombardthrow bombs at or attack with bombs
socialbomb, fail, flunk, flush itfail to get a passing grade
bomb > pronunciation
Soundsbaa'm; bao'm
Rhymesaplomb ... wigwam: 29 rhymes with aam...
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English > bomb: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions.
Narroweratom bomb, atomic bomb, A-bomb, fission bomb, plutonium bombA nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)
balloon bomb, FugoA bomb carried by a balloon
bomblet, cluster bombletOne of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb
bombshellAn explosive bomb or artillery shell
briefcase bombA bomb consisting of an explosive and timer hidden / hidden inside a briefcase
car bombA bomb placed in a car and wired to explode when the ignition is started or by remote control or by a timing device
chemical bomb, gas bombA bomb laden with chemical agents that are released when the bomb explodes
cluster bombbomb consisting of a canister that is dropped from a plane and that opens to release a cluster of bomblets (usually fragmentation bombs) over a wide area
cruise missileAn unmanned aircraft that is a self-contained bomb
depth charge, depth bombA bomb that explodes at a preset depth under water
dumb bomb, gravity bombA bomb that falls because of gravity and is not guided to a target
fragmentation bomb, antipersonnel bomb, anti-personnel bomb, daisy cutterA bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments
gas shell(military) bomb consisting of an explosive projectile filled with a toxic gas that is released when the bomb explodes
general-purpose bomb, GP bombA large bomb (500 to 2,000 pounds that is 50% explosive) whose explosion creates a blast and whose metal casing creates some fragmentation effect
grenadeA small explosive bomb thrown by hand or fired from a missile
hydrogen bomb, H-bomb, fusion bomb, thermonuclear bombA nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium
incendiary bomb, incendiary, firebombA bomb that is designed to start fires
letter bomb, parcel bomb, package bombA thin explosive device inside an envelope or package and detonated when opened
megaton bombA nuclear weapon with an explosive power equivalent to one million tons of TNT
microwave bomb, E-bombA bomb that explodes in midair and releases a massive burst of electromagnetic energy sufficient to disable computers and telecommunications without killing people or damaging buildings
penetration bombA bomb with about 30% explosive and a casing designed to penetrate hardened targets before the explosive detonates
pipe bombA small homemade bomb usually contained in a metal pipe
plastic bombA bomb made of plastic explosive
remote-control bombA bomb that can be detonated by remote control
smart bombA bomb that can be guided (by a laser beam or radio) to its target
smoke bomb, smoke grenadeA bomb that gives off thick smoke when it explodes
stink bomb, stench bombA small bomb designed to give off a foul odor when it explodes
thermobaric bomb, fuel-air bomb, vacuum bomb, volume-detonation bomb, aerosol bombA bomb that uses a fuel-air explosive
time bomb, infernal machineA bomb that has a detonating mechanism that can be set to go off at a particular time
Broaderexplosive devicedevice that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy
weaponry, arms, implements of war, weapons system, munitionweapons considered collectively
Spanishbomba, explosivo
Catalanbomba, tartana
Nounsbombletone of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb
Verbsbombthrow bombs at or attack with bombs
English > bomb: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningStrong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion.
Synonymbomb calorimeter
BroadercalorimeterA measuring instrument that determines quantities of heat / heat
Spanishbomba calorimétrica
English > bomb: 5 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningAn event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual.
Synonymsturkey, dud
Broaderflop, bust, fizzleA complete failure
Verbsbombfail to get a passing grade
English > bomb: 5 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningThrow bombs at or attack with bombs.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The Americans bombed Dresden"
Synonymbombard
Narroweratom-bomb, nukebomb with atomic weapons
blast, shellUse explosives on
bomb outmake somebody homeless by destroying their houses with bombs
carpet bombbomb a large area systematically and extensively
dive-bombbomb from a diving airplane
firebombattack with incendiary bombs
glide-bombbomb by gliding
hydrogen-bombattack with a hydrogen bomb
letter bombSend an explosive to
nuke, atomize, atomise, zapstrike at with firepower or bombs
pattern-bombbomb in certain patterns
skip-bombattack with delayed release bombs
Broaderattack, assaillaunch an attack or assault on
Spanishbombardear, bombear
Catalanbombardejar
Nounsbomban explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
bombera military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
bombera person who plants bombs
bombingan attack by dropping bombs
English > bomb: 5 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningfail to get a passing grade.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsfail, flunk, flush it
Oppositepass, make itgo successfully through a test or a selection process
Similar tofailjudge unacceptable
failfall short in what is expected
Spanishcatear, suspender
Catalansuspendre
Nounsbomban event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual

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