Adjective "bombarding" definition and examples

(Bombarding may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bɒmˈbɑːd/bombardNoun/ˈbɒmbɑːd/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Attack (a place or person) continuously with bombs, shells, or other missiles.
  1. 'There was no immediate word on casualties after US warplanes and artillery bombarded the city.'
  2. 'Another suburb in the north of the capital was bombarded.'
  3. 'Tanks rolled into the main square overnight after coalition warplanes bombarded the city.'
  4. 'One answer of course might be for the Allies to bombard the railway tracks leading to the death camps.'
  5. 'I wouldn't have been able to look away if terrorists were bombarding the room and announcing the end of the world, I was that enraptured.'
  6. 'Phipps moved four ships in close to shore to bombard the town, but caused little damage.'
  7. 'Co-ordinated with a small parachute drop, it forced the Romanians to abandon the positions from which they were bombarding the port.'
  8. 'The 1950s saw the illegal Suez operation, during which a British warship bombarded Port Said and killed several Egyptian civilians.'
  9. 'From my area we could see aeroplanes bombarding the centre of Santiago.'
  10. 'The Hague Convention, Article Four, states that you are not allowed to bombard uninhabited villages or villages that are not occupied by defendants.'
  11. 'they will be bombarded with complaints'
  12. 'Today's children are bombarded with information from television, computers, and video games.'
  13. 'I'm bombarded with questions and statements and doubts and sympathy.'
  14. 'I'm always bombarded with questions after the session.'
  15. 'From day one we are now bombarded with information like never before.'
  16. 'The worm has programmed infected computers to bombard the web site with corrupt data from this Saturday with the intention of forcing it to crash.'
  17. 'Tom was bombarded with questions and he was getting fed up.'
  18. 'Protesters fear the green light will be given to the proposal but have promised they will continue to bombard environment and health bosses with their concerns.'
  19. 'But the last thing I wanted to do was bombard her with millions of questions.'
  20. 'Denial of service attacks operate by bombarding a Web site with a huge amount of requests.'
  21. 'But what about the TV commercials that incessantly bombard living rooms across America?'
  22. 'A young scientist named Henry Moseley experimented with bombarding atoms of different elements with x rays.'
  23. 'These men experimented by bombarding uranium with neutrons.'

noun

A cannon of the earliest type, which fired a stone ball or large shot.
  1. 'Yet for all the muskets, bombards, and cannon, Kelly appears more interested in the impact of gunpowder as a technological force driving deeper societal changes.'

More definitions

1. to attack or batter with artillery fire.

2. to attack with bombs.

3. to assail vigorously: to bombard the speaker with questions.

4. Physics. to direct high energy particles or radiations against: to bombard a nucleus. noun

5. the earliest kind of cannon, originally throwing stone balls.

6. Nautical. bomb ketch.

7. an English leather tankard of the 18th century and earlier, similar to but larger than a blackjack.

8. Obsolete. a leather jug.

More examples(as adjective)

"areas can be bombarding."

Origin

(bombard)Late Middle English (as a noun denoting an early form of cannon, also a shawm) from Old French bombarde, probably based on Latin bombus ‘booming, humming’ (see bomb). The verb (late 16th century) is from French bombarder.