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Meaning of bombard

bom•bard

Pronunciation: (v.bom-bärd', bum-n.bom'bärd), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to attack or batter with artillery fire.
  2. to attack with bombs.
  3. to assail vigorously: to bombard the speaker with questions.
  4. to direct high energy particles or radiations against: to bombard a nucleus.
—n.
  1. the earliest kind of cannon, originally throwing stone balls.
  2. See
  3. an English leather tankard of the 18th century and earlier, similar to but larger than a blackjack.
  4. a leather jug.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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