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Definition 1: an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions - [noun denoting artifact]

(bomb is a kind of ...) weapons considered collectively

(bomb is a kind of ...) device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb that is designed to start fires; is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel)

(... is a kind of bomb ) a thin explosive device inside an envelope or package and detonated when opened

(... is a kind of bomb ) a nuclear weapon with an explosive power equivalent to one million tons of TNT

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb that explodes in midair and releases a massive burst of electromagnetic energy sufficient to disable computers and telecommunications without killing people or damaging buildings

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb with about 30% explosive and a casing designed to penetrate hardened targets before the explosive detonates

(... is a kind of bomb ) a small homemade bomb usually contained in a metal pipe

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb made of plastic explosive

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb that can be detonated by remote control

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb that can be guided (by a laser beam or radio) to its target

"smart bombs have revolutionized aerial bombardment"

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb that gives off thick smoke when it explodes; used to make a smoke screen or to mark a position

(... is a kind of bomb ) a small bomb designed to give off a foul odor when it explodes

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb that uses a fuel-air explosive

"a thermobaric bomb can create overpressures equal to an atomic bomb"

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb that has a detonating mechanism that can be set to go off at a particular time

(... is a kind of bomb ) a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium

(... is a kind of bomb ) a small explosive bomb thrown by hand or fired from a missile

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb carried by a balloon

"In World War II the Japanese launched balloon bombs against North America"

(... is a kind of bomb ) one of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb

(... is a kind of bomb ) an explosive bomb or artillery shell

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb consisting of an explosive and timer hidden inside a briefcase

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb placed in a car and wired to explode when the ignition is started or by remote control or by a timing device

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb laden with chemical agents that are released when the bomb explodes

(... is a kind of bomb ) bomb consisting of a canister that is dropped from a plane and that opens to release a cluster of bomblets (usually fragmentation bombs) over a wide area

"cluster bombs cannot be targeted precisely"

(... is a kind of bomb ) an unmanned aircraft that is a self-contained bomb

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb that explodes at a preset depth under water; antisubmarine device

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb that falls because of gravity and is not guided to a target

(... is a kind of bomb ) a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles

(... is a kind of bomb ) (military) bomb consisting of an explosive projectile filled with a toxic gas that is released when the bomb explodes

(... is a kind of bomb ) a large bomb (500 to 2,000 pounds that is 50% explosive) whose explosion creates a blast and whose metal casing creates some fragmentation effect

(... is a kind of bomb ) a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)

Definition 2: strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bomb in the sense of this definition

(bomb is a kind of ...) a measuring instrument that determines quantities of heat

Definition 3: an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual - [noun denoting event]

Samples where bomb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the first experiment was a real turkey
  • the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned

Synonyms for bomb in the sense of this definition

(bomb is a kind of ...) a complete failure

"the play was a dismal flop"

Definition 4: throw bombs at or attack with bombs - [verb of competition]

Samples where bomb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Americans bombed Dresden

Synonyms for bomb in the sense of this definition

(bomb is a kind of ...) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

"Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II" "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

(... is a kind of bomb ) attack with incendiary bombs

"The rioters fire-bombed the stores"

(... is a kind of bomb ) send an explosive to

"The Unabomber letter bombed a number of individuals and institutions"

(... is a kind of bomb ) strike at with firepower or bombs

"zap the enemy"

(... is a kind of bomb ) bomb in certain patterns

(... is a kind of bomb ) attack with a hydrogen bomb

(... is a kind of bomb ) bomb with atomic weapons

(... is a kind of bomb ) attack with delayed release bombs

(... is a kind of bomb ) bomb by gliding

(... is a kind of bomb ) bomb from a diving airplane

(... is a kind of bomb ) make somebody homeless by destroying their houses with bombs

(... is a kind of bomb ) bomb a large area systematically and extensively

"The U.S. decided to carpet bomb Vietnam"

(... is a kind of bomb ) use explosives on

"The enemy has been shelling us all day"

Samples where bomb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She studied hard but failed nevertheless
  • Did I fail the test?

Synonyms for bomb in the sense of this definition

(bomb has a similar meaning as ...) fall short in what is expected

"She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law" "We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust"

(bomb has a similar meaning as ...) judge unacceptable

"The teacher failed six students"

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