verb (used with object)
- bomb run,
- bomb shelter,
- bomb site,
- bomb squad,
- bombardier beetle,
Origin of bombard
Examples from the Web for bombard
Just Google “Patrick Wilson Girls backlash,” and wait for the hateful, Lena Dunham-bashing vitriol to bombard your screen.
Your most grating acquaintance could – and usually would – bombard you with reams of unoriginal drivel at the press of a key.Unconsidered Trifles: Found Comedy in the Age of Social Media|Tom Doran|March 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Listen, suppose they got in, suppose they start to bombard Guantanamo?
Until then it had been judged impracticable to bombard a place from the sea.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
The allied squadrons of aeroplanes came every night to bombard the station of Metz-Sablons.Verdun Argonne-Metz 1914-1918|Anonymous
Radetzky has retreated with his troops into the citadel and begins to bombard the city!The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)|Alexandre Dumas pre
They sailed into the harbor of Volo, and threatened to bombard the town.The Teacher|George Herbert Palmer
They can do us no hurt from the cliff yonder except they bring great guns from their ships to bombard us.With Drake on the Spanish Main|Herbert Strang
verb (bɒmˈbɑːd) (tr)
Word Origin for bombard
early 15c., "catapult, military engine for throwing large stones," from Middle French bombarde "mortar, catapult" (14c.), from bombe (see bomb (n.)). The same word, from the same source, was used in English and French late 14c. in reference to the bass shawm, a bassoon-like musical instrument, preserving the "buzzing" sense in the Latin.
1590s, from French bombarder, from bombarde "mortar, catapult" (see bombard (n.)). Figurative sense by 1765. Related: Bombarded; bombarding.