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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bomb \Bomb\, verb (used with an object) To bombard. [Obs.] --Prior.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bomb \Bomb\, verb (used without an object) [Cf. {Boom}.] To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bomb \Bomb\, noun [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.]

1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.]

A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the chamber beneath. --Bacon.

2. (Mil.) A shell; esp. a spherical shell, like those fired from mortars. See {Shell}.

3. A bomb ketch.

{Bomb chest} (Mil.), a chest filled with bombs, or only with gunpowder, placed under ground, to cause destruction by its explosion.

{Bomb ketch}, {Bomb vessel} (Naut.), a small ketch or vessel, very strongly built, on which mortars are mounted to be used in naval bombardments; -- called also {mortar vessel}.

{Bomb lance}, a lance or harpoon with an explosive head, used in whale fishing.

{Volcanic bomb}, a mass of lava of a spherical or pear shape. "I noticed volcanic bombs." --Darwin.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bomb

noun

1: an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions

2: strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion [syn: {bomb calorimeter}, {bomb}]

3: an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned" [syn: {turkey}, {bomb}, {dud}]

verb

1: throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden" [syn: {bombard}, {bomb}]

2: fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?" [syn: {fail}, {flunk}, {bomb}, {flush it}] [ant: {make it}, {pass}]


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