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

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Historical Examples

The Children’s Book of Celebrated Pictures Lorinda Munson Bryant
The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) Various
The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 A. T. Mahan
The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) Various
The Every Day Book of History and Chronology Joel Munsell

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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