Bomb \bomb\, v.
- attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden"
- fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed
nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?" [syn: fail, flunk] [ant:
- throw bombs at [syn: bombard]
- [Cf. boom.] To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing
sound. [Obs.] --B. Jonson
Bomb \bomb\, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L.
bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.]
- (Mil.) an explosive device fused to denote under specific
conditions; a shell, esp. a spherical shell, like those fired from
- An event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first
experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new
business was concerned" [syn: turkey, dud]
- A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.]
A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would
make . . . a great bomb in the chamber beneath.
- (Comp.) General synonym for crash; "Don't run Empire with less
than 32K stack, it'll bomb."
- A mass of lava of a spherical or pear shape [syn. volcanic
``I noticed volcanic bombs.'' --Darwin