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Bumbard vs. Bombard

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Bumbard

See Bombard.

Bombardnoun

a medieval primitive cannon, used chiefly in sieges for throwing heavy stone balls.

Bombardnoun

(obsolete) a bassoon-like medieval instrument

Bombardnoun

(obsolete) a large liquor container made of leather, in the form of a jug or a bottle.

Bombardnoun

A bombardment.

Bombardnoun

(music) A bombardon.

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Bombardverb

To continuously attack something with bombs, artillery shells or other missiles or projectiles.

‘The enemy's stronghold was bombarded for 3 hours straight.’;

Bombardverb

(figuratively) To attack something or someone by directing objects at them.

Bombardverb

(figuratively) To continuously send or direct (at someone)

‘I was bombarded with WhatsApp messages after appearing on the news.’; ‘Please don't bombard me with questions right now, I'll answer them at the end of the statement.’;

Bombardverb

(physics) To direct at a substance an intense stream of high-energy particles, usually sub-atomic or made of at most a few atoms.

Bombardnoun

A piece of heavy ordnance formerly used for throwing stones and other ponderous missiles. It was the earliest kind of cannon.

‘They planted in divers places twelve great bombards, wherewith they threw huge stones into the air, which, falling down into the city, might break down the houses.’;

Bombardnoun

A bombardment.

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Bombardnoun

A large drinking vessel or can, or a leather bottle, for carrying liquor or beer.

‘Yond same black cloud, yond huge one, looks like a foul bombard that would shed his liquor.’;

Bombardnoun

Padded breeches.

Bombardnoun

See Bombardo.

Bombardverb

To attack with bombards or with artillery; especially, to throw shells, hot shot, etc., at or into.

‘Next, she means to bombard Naples.’; ‘His fleet bombarded and burnt down Dieppe.’;

Bombardnoun

a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family

Bombardverb

cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile;

‘They pelted each other with snowballs’;

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Bombardverb

throw bombs at or attack with bombs;

‘The Americans bombed Dresden’;

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