- bombay duck,
- bombay hills,
- bomber jacket,
Origin of bombed
- atomic bomb.
- nuclear weapons collectively.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of bomb
Examples from the Web for bombed
I was living there when the Atocha train station was bombed down the street some years later.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You could however, potentially make the case that Bush bombed Yemen as well.
Baugh responded after the first attack there in 1993 and helped tow wrecked cars from the bombed garage.
Al-Qaeda overran Lahij on August 11 unchallenged, bombed the buildings specified in the memos, then left.Obama’s ‘Yemen Model’ for the War on ISIS Is a Wreck|Shuaib Almosawa|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He became a fire marshal in 1992 and was at the scene after the World Trade Center was bombed the following year.
We were sure our camp had been bombed this time and were fearful lest any of our friends had been hit.Combed Out|Fritz August Voigt
Do not attempt further harm to the Americans or your village will be bombed.The Golden Skull|John Blaine
The Germans were bombed and shot out of entrance after entrance, and at last came up through the only exit left to them.Letters from France|C. E. W. Bean
Very few of the enemy were found in the front and support lines, but small parties who were in dug-outs were bombed.
After we bombed, my observer and I dived down on some villages and used our own guns on them.America's War for Humanity|Thomas Herbert Russell
- a hollow projectile containing an explosive, incendiary, or other destructive substance, esp one carried by aircraft
- (as modifier)bomb disposal; a bomb bay
- (in combination)a bombload; bombproof
- a hydrogen or atomic bomb considered as the ultimate destructive weapon
- slangsomething excellentit's the bomb
Word Origin for bomb
1580s, from French bombe, from Italian bomba, probably from Latin bombus "a deep, hollow noise; a buzzing or booming sound," from Greek bombos "deep and hollow sound," echoic. Originally of mortar shells, etc.; modern sense of "explosive device placed by hand or dropped from airplane" is 1909. Meaning "old car" is from 1953. Meaning "success" is from 1954 (late 1990s slang the bomb "the best" is probably a fresh formation); opposite sense of "a failure" is from 1963. The bomb "atomic bomb" is from 1945.
1680s, from bomb (n.). Meaning "to fail" attested from 1963. Related: Bombed; bombing. Slang bombed "drunk" is attested by 1956.
see time bomb.