Bombard



to attack or batter with artillery fire.
to attack with bombs.
to assail vigorously:
to bombard the speaker with questions.
Physics. to direct high energy particles or radiations against:
to bombard a nucleus.
the earliest kind of cannon, originally throwing stone balls.
Nautical, bomb ketch.
an English leather tankard of the 18th century and earlier, similar to but larger than a blackjack.
Obsolete. a leather jug.
Contemporary Examples

Unconsidered Trifles: Found Comedy in the Age of Social Media Tom Doran March 29, 2013
JFK’s Secret White House Recordings Unveiled Ted Widmer September 24, 2012
Louis C.K. Apologizes to the ‘Fat Girls’ Amy Zimmerman May 12, 2014

Historical Examples

The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) Various
My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II Burton J. Hendrick
The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775 Abraham Tomlinson
A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year Edwin Emerson
A Soldier’s Life Edwin G. Rundle
My Adventures as a Spy Robert Baden-Powell

verb (transitive) (bɒmˈbɑːd)
to attack with concentrated artillery fire or bombs
to attack with vigour and persistence: the boxer bombarded his opponent with blows to the body
to attack verbally, esp with questions: the journalists bombarded her with questions
(physics) to direct high-energy particles or photons against (atoms, nuclei, etc) esp to produce ions or nuclear transformations
noun (ˈbɒmbɑːd)
an ancient type of cannon that threw stone balls
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