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bomb / bäm/ • n. 1. a container filled with explosive, incendiary material, smoke, gas, or other destructive substance, designed to explode on impact or when detonated by a time mechanism, remote-control device, or lit fuse. ∎  an explosive device fitted into a specified object: a package bomb. See also car bomb, letter bomb. ∎  (the bomb) nuclear weapons considered collectively as agents of mass destruction: she joined the fight against the bomb. ∎  a small pressurized container that sprays liquid, foam, or gas: an aerosol bomb. 2. a thing resembling a bomb in impact, in particular: ∎  (also volcanic bomb) a lump of lava thrown out by a volcano. ∎ inf. a movie, play, or other event that fails badly: that bomb of an old movie. ∎  a long forward pass or hit in a ball game: a big 40-yard bomb down the middle to tight end Howard Cross. ∎  an old car. 3. inf. (da (or the) bomb) an outstandingly good person or thing: the site would really be da bomb if its content were updated more frequently. 4. inf. a marijuana cigarette. • v. 1. [tr.] attack (a place or vehicle) with a bomb or bombs: London was bombed, night after night| [as n.] (bombing) a series of bombings. 2. [intr.] inf. (of a movie, play, or other event) fail miserably: a big-budget movie that bombed at the box office. ORIGIN: late 17th cent.: from French bombe, from Italian bomba, probably from Latin bombus ‘booming, humming,’ from Greek bombos, of imitative origin.

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bomb sb. XVII. — F. bombe — It. bomba, prob. f. L. bombus — Gr. bómbos booming, humming, of imit. orig.
Hence (or — F.) bomb vb. XVII. So bombard early kind of cannon XVI. — F. bombarde, medL. bombarda bombard vb. XV. — F. bombarder; hence bombardment XVIII. bombardier †artilleryman XVI; N.C.O. of artillery XIX. — F.

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bomb See VOLCANIC BOMB; and VOLCANO.

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bombaplomb, bomb, bombe, CD-ROM, dom, from, glom, mom, pom, prom, Rom, shalom, Somme, therefrom, Thom, tom, wherefrom •stink bomb • firebomb • sitcom •Telecom • non-com • intercom •coulomb • pompom • tomtom

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