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1. bomb

noun. ['ˈbɑːm, ˈbɔm'] an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions.

Synonyms

  • parcel bomb
  • A-bomb
  • weapons system
  • cruise missile
  • gravity bomb
  • fusion bomb
  • aerosol bomb
  • package bomb
  • general-purpose bomb
  • car bomb
  • munition
  • anti-personnel bomb
  • antipersonnel bomb
  • incendiary bomb
  • penetration bomb
  • balloon bomb
  • stench bomb
  • weaponry
  • thermobaric bomb
  • fuel-air bomb
  • E-bomb
  • smoke grenade
  • fission bomb
  • firebomb
  • chemical bomb
  • depth charge
  • cluster bomb
  • implements of war
  • gas shell
  • plutonium bomb
  • smoke bomb
  • microwave bomb
  • fragmentation bomb
  • GP bomb
  • time bomb
  • grenade
  • arms
  • H-bomb
  • pipe bomb
  • smart bomb
  • incendiary
  • plastic bomb
  • atom bomb
  • infernal machine
  • daisy cutter
  • megaton bomb
  • vacuum bomb
  • volume-detonation bomb
  • bomblet
  • bombshell
  • thermonuclear bomb
  • stink bomb
  • atomic bomb
  • Fugo
  • briefcase bomb
  • depth bomb
  • dumb bomb
  • letter bomb
  • remote-control bomb
  • gas bomb
  • hydrogen bomb
  • explosive device

Antonyms

  • smart bomb
  • unprovocative
  • noncombustible
  • praise

Etymology

  • bombe (French)
  • bomba (Italian)

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Words that Rhyme with Bomb

  • panmunjom
  • hobsbawm
  • traum
  • schwam
  • klom
  • flaum
  • blaum
  • saum
  • raum
  • pom
  • daum
  • baum

Example sentences of the word bomb


1. Noun, singular or mass
Warm the outside with your hands then carefully open it up releasing one side of the bath bomb.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If you repeatedly bomb someone, the recipient could accuse you of harassment or stalking.

Quotes containing the word bomb


1. You learn timing on the road. You learn structure and how to read an audience. You learn so much about the business of laughter that you can't learn on a set, because it's all on you. Sometimes you bomb, and you know not to tell that joke again... You just hope people find the humor in the awkwardness.
- Marlon Wayans

2. When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

3. Tonight’s December thirty-first,Something is about to burst.The clock is crouching, dark and small,Like a time bomb in the hall.Hark, it's midnight, children dear.Duck! Here comes another year!
- Ogden Nash, Collected verse from 1929 on

2. glide-bomb

verb. bomb by gliding.

Synonyms

  • bombard

Antonyms

  • smart bomb
  • defend

3. atom-bomb

verb. bomb with atomic weapons.

Synonyms

  • nuke
  • bombard

Antonyms

  • smart bomb
  • defend
  • pass

4. dive-bomb

verb. bomb from a diving airplane.

Synonyms

  • bombard

Antonyms

  • smart bomb
  • defend

5. A-bomb

noun. 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).

Synonyms

  • fission bomb
  • dirty bomb
  • atomic weapon
  • neutron bomb
  • atomic bomb
  • plutonium bomb
  • atom bomb
  • clean bomb
  • plutonium pit
  • nuclear weapon
  • plutonium trigger

Antonyms

  • smart bomb
  • defend
  • pass

6. hydrogen-bomb

verb. attack with a hydrogen bomb.

Synonyms

  • bombard

Antonyms

  • smart bomb
  • defend

7. bomb

verb. ['ˈbɑːm, ˈbɔm'] throw bombs at or attack with bombs.

Synonyms

  • nuke
  • skip-bomb
  • pattern-bomb
  • attack
  • firebomb
  • hydrogen-bomb
  • atomize
  • glide-bomb
  • atomise
  • dive-bomb
  • atom-bomb
  • carpet bomb
  • bomb out
  • shell
  • assail
  • blast
  • letter bomb
  • zap

Antonyms

  • repair
  • rich
  • achiever
  • succeed

Etymology

  • bombe (French)
  • bomba (Italian)

8. bomb

noun. ['ˈbɑːm, ˈbɔm'] strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion.

Synonyms

  • bomb calorimeter

Antonyms

  • end
  • finish

Etymology

  • bombe (French)
  • bomba (Italian)

9. bomb

verb. ['ˈbɑːm, ˈbɔm'] fail to get a passing grade.

Synonyms

  • flush it
  • flunk

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise
  • loaded

Etymology

  • bombe (French)
  • bomba (Italian)

10. bomb

noun. ['ˈbɑːm, ˈbɔm'] an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual.

Synonyms

  • bust
  • flop
  • turkey
  • dud

Antonyms

  • lose
  • undershoot
  • success
  • continue

Etymology

  • bombe (French)
  • bomba (Italian)
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