Definition of bombard in English:
Pronunciation: /bämˈbärd /[with object]
1Attack (a place or person) continuously with bombs, shells, or other missiles: the city was bombarded by federal forces supporters bombarded police with bottles
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- Further north, Tomahawk missiles bombarding the city heralded the beginning of the War.
- Two years ago, the major part of the war was all about bombarding us with smart bombs and high-tech missiles.
- One answer of course might be for the Allies to bombard the railway tracks leading to the death camps.
1.1Assail (someone) persistently, as with questions, criticisms, or information: they will be bombarded with complaints
1.2 Physics Direct a high-speed stream of particles at (a substance).
- A young scientist named Henry Moseley experimented with bombarding atoms of different elements with x rays.
- The experimenters bombarded a thin gold foil with alpha particles (helium atoms without electrons).
- These men experimented by bombarding uranium with neutrons.
Pronunciation: /ˈbämˌbärd /historical Back to top
A cannon of the earliest type, which originally fired a stone ball.
- Yet for all the muskets, bombards, and cannon, Kelly appears more interested in the impact of gunpowder as a technological force driving deeper societal changes.
- Early siege cannon, or bombards, were heavy and rested in a static mount.
- In a short time, these small and ineffective weapons developed into massive bombards.
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