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bombard - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'bombard' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bombard [ n.]
- A piece of heavy ordnance formerly used for throwing stones and other ponderous missiles. It was the earliest kind of cannon.
- A bombardment.
- A large drinking vessel or can, or a leather bottle, for carrying liquor or beer.
- Padded breeches.
- See Bombardo.
2 . Bombard [ v. t.]
- To attack with bombards or with artillery; especially, to throw shells, hot shot, etc., at or into.

Meaning of 'bombard' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bombard [ v]
Meaning (1):
- throw bombs at or attack with bombs
Example in sentence:
  • The Americans bombed Dresden
Meaning (2):
- address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage
Example in sentence:
  • The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer;
  • The speaker was barraged by an angry audience
Meaning (3):
- cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
Example in sentence:
  • They pelted each other with snowballs