Meaning of bomb
Pronunciation: (bom), [key]
- a projectile, formerly usually spherical, filled with a bursting charge and exploded by means of a fuze, by impact, or otherwise, now generally designed to be dropped from an aircraft.
- any similar missile or explosive device used as a weapon, to disperse crowds, etc.: a time bomb; a smoke bomb.
- a rough spherical or ellipsoidal mass of lava, ejected from a volcano and hardened while falling.
- a long forward pass, esp. one to a teammate who scores a touchdown.
- The play was a bomb and closed after two performances.
- an absolute failure; fiasco:The play was a bomb and closed after two performances.
- Chiefly Brit.an overwhelming success:The novel is selling like a bomb.
- a sudden, unexpected accent or rhythmic figure played by a drummer during a performance.
- a lead or lead-lined container for transporting and storing radioactive materials.
- Seeatomic bomb.
- nuclear weapons collectively.
- a spectacular program or system failure.
- a powerful automobile or other vehicle.
- to hurl bombs at or drop bombs upon, as from an airplane; bombard: The enemy planes bombed the city.
- to explode by means of a bomb or explosive.
- to deliberately cause (a computer system) to fail with a program written for the purpose.
- to hurl or drop bombs.
- to explode a bomb or bombs.
- to be or make a complete failure, esp. to fail to please or gain an audience; flop (sometimes fol. by out): His last play bombed on Broadway. The business bombed out with a $25,000 debt.
- (of a computer program or system) to fail spectacularly.
- to move very quickly:a.m. They came bombing through here on their motorcycles at 2
- bomb (Thesaurus)