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Definition 1: a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bombard in the sense of this definition

(bombard is a kind of ...) the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments

(bombard is a kind of ...) a medieval oboe

Definition 2: direct high energy particles or radiation against - [verb of change]

(bombard is a kind of ...) expose to radiation

"irradiate food"

(bombard belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 3: address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage - [verb of communication]

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

  • The speaker was barraged by an angry audience
  • The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer

Synonyms for bombard in the sense of this definition

(bombard is a kind of ...) attack in speech or writing

"The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

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

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

  • The Americans bombed Dresden

Synonyms for bombard in the sense of this definition

(bombard 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 bombard ) attack with incendiary bombs

"The rioters fire-bombed the stores"

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

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

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

"zap the enemy"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"The enemy has been shelling us all day"

Definition 5: cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile - [verb of contact]

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

  • They pelted each other with snowballs

Synonyms for bombard in the sense of this definition

(bombard is a kind of ...) propel through the air

"throw a frisbee"

(... is a kind of bombard ) throw stones at

"Pilgrims lapidate a stone pillar in commemoration of Abraham's temptation"

(... is a kind of bombard ) throw snowballs at

(... is a kind of bombard ) throw eggs at

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