verb (used with object)
- bomb run,
- bomb shelter,
- bomb site,
- bomb squad,
- bombardier beetle,
Origin of bombard
Examples from the Web for bombardment
They fled the town of Al Atatra near the Erez crossing to Israel on July 17 as Israeli bombardment intensified.
It has been inaccessible for weeks as Israeli bombardment and troops try to take out heavy guerrilla resistance.
Since the Israeli bombardment started, 141 Palestinians have been killed and over 900 injured.
Others fired into buildings already wrecked either by NATO airstrikes last year or by the bombardment of recent days.Ex-Gaddafi Stronghold Surrenders to Pro-Government Forces|Jamie Dettmer|October 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In 2006, when his country was under Israeli bombardment, he was in Italy much of the time.
There was now another interval for bombardment, whilst the gunners were wire-cutting for the attack on the main positions.The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry|D. D. Ogilvie
“I have thought of that,” said I, for I made sure he was thinking of a bombardment of the fort.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson|Robert Louis Stevenson
It was on half a dozen of these small beaches that the troops were to be landed under the cover of the bombardment by the Fleet.The Irish at the Front|Michael MacDonagh
Well, I was just sort of wondering if he had anything to do with the bombardment of Paris.Air Service Boys Over The Rhine|Charles Amory Beach
If machine gun barrage fire is to play its role successfully at the moment of assault, the guns must survive the bombardment.Military Instructors Manual|James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
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.