Definition of bombed-out in English:


Line breaks: bombed-out


  • 1(Of a building or city) destroyed by bombing: a bombed-out factory
    More example sentences
    • War-torn Germany is provocatively portrayed with bombed-out buildings and spontaneous marketplaces arising out of stark, rubble-lined streets.
    • The mayor has likened Montreal to a bombed-out city, claiming parking lots ‘shamefully disfigure’ the city's downtown core.
    • Although there has been a lot of development in the area, some of the same bombed-out buildings are still standing, just as they were 60 years ago.
  • 1.1(Of a person) driven out of a place by bombing: bombed-out families
    More example sentences
    • The film is told through the eyes of a bombed-out family; Craigie didn't want to impose her own opinions on the film.
    • Lacking space the Council bought land from neighbouring boroughs to build municipal housing for its bombed out residents.
    • As well as repairing damaged houses, the authorities had to provide various services for bombed-out families who found themselves without the basic necessities to live.

More definitions of bombed-out

Definition of bombed-out in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
a small amount; a little