to attack or batter with artillery fire.
to attack with bombs.
to assail vigorously: to bombard the speaker with questions.
Physics. to direct high energy particles or radiations against: to bombard a nucleus.
the earliest kind of cannon, originally throwing stone balls.
Nautical. bomb ketch.
an English leather tankard of the 18th century and earlier, similar to but larger than a blackjack.
Obsolete. a leather jug.
- bom·bard·er, noun
- bom·bard·ment, noun
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How to use bombard in a sentence
Lee says men bombard him on Twitter with questions about how to get into the industry.Inside ‘The Sex Factor’: Where 16 Men and Women Vie For Porn Immortality | Aurora Snow | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Listen, suppose they got in, suppose they start to bombard Guantanamo?
In other words, it's business as usual as the two sides bombard each other militarily and diplomatically.
The Germans continued to bombard Ypres with large calibre shells, heaping ruins upon ruins.Ypres and the Battles of Ypres | Unknown
Three days before Filangieri landed, the gunners in the citadel began to bombard the helpless town lying beneath them.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
Sheriff Jones demanded the arms of the people, otherwise he would bombard the town.Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler | Pardee Butler
Wolfe's first move was to occupy Point Levi, and erect batteries there, from which he could bombard the city.Battles of English History | H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
The 15th was fixed upon for the grand assault, and the entire fleet had orders to move up and bombard at an early hour.The Hero of Manila | Rossiter Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for bombard
to attack with concentrated artillery fire or bombs
to attack with vigour and persistence: the boxer bombarded his opponent with blows to the body
to attack verbally, esp with questions: the journalists bombarded her with questions
physics to direct high-energy particles or photons against (atoms, nuclei, etc) esp to produce ions or nuclear transformations
an ancient type of cannon that threw stone balls
- bombardment, noun
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