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Bomb appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Dumb mobs bomb mud.
  • Lanes ran amid bomb mud as a dumb mob dim an arsenal.
  • Paganist unrewardable Bali bomb mob I label "bad": rawer nuts in a gap.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bomb:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bomb:

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Definition of the noun bomb

What does bomb mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bombs

  1. an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
  2. strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of bomb: bomb calorimeter
    • more generic word: calorimeter = a measuring instrument that determines quantities of heat
  3. an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual

Alternative definition of the noun bomb


  1. An explosive device used or intended as a weapon.
  2. [slang] A failure; an unpopular commercial product.
  3. [Australia, and, US, informal] A car in poor condition.
  4. [chiefly British slang] A success; the bomb.
  5. [chiefly British slang] A very attractive woman; a bombshell.
  6. [often, in combination] An action or statement that causes a strong reaction.
  7. [dated] The atomic bomb.
  8. [American football, slang] A long forward pass.
  9. [chemistry] A heavy-walled container designed to permit chemical reactions under high pressure.
  10. [informal] A jump into water in a squatting position, with the arms wrapped around the legs.


  1. [informal] The atomic bomb; the capacity to launch a nuclear attack. Often used with “the”.

Specialised definition of the noun bomb

Glossary of sports / American football

a pass thrown deep downfield (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • usage: slang

a long pass thrown to a receiver sprinting down the field

Definition of the verb bomb

What does bomb mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bombed | bombing | bombs

  1. throw bombs at or attack with bombs
  2. fail to get a passing grade

Specialised definition of the verb bomb

Glossary of sports / weightlifting

to fail making a good lift in either or both of the two lifts, which results in no score.


  1. "Bomb" a.k.a. "Ginger and Rosa" is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Sally Potter.
  2. "Bomb" is a 2007 short drama film written by Ian Olds and Paul Felten and directed by Ian Olds.


  1. Bomb a.k.a. Dan is a fictional character from the television series The Crime File.
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  2. Bomb is a video game character, fictional character, comic book character in Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog Universe.

There are other characters with in their name, like D-Bomb, Sex Bomb, Time Bomb, Bomb Squad, Human Bomb, Bomb Voyage, Cherry bomb, Cherry-Bomb and Bomb Disposal Expert.


  1. "Bomb" is a musical EP of Neuroticfish.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  2. "Bomb" is a musical EP of Fromheadtotoe.
  3. "Bomb" is a musical album of Guerrilla Funk Monster.


Who is Bomb?

Bomb a.k.a. Tanin Manoonsil is an actor.


Bomb was a San Francisco-based rock band started in 1986 by singer/bassist Michael W. Dean, guitarist Jay Crawford, and drummer Tony Fag. Their first show was July 4, 1986, opening for Flipper.


Bomb is a record label.


  1. Bomb: A bomb is any of a range of explosive weapons that only rely on the exothermic reaction of an explosive material to provide an extremely sudden and violent release of energy. Detonations inflict damage principally through ground- and atmosphere-transmitted mechanical stress, the impact and penetration of pressure-driven projectiles, pressure damage, and explosion-generated effects. Bombs have been in use since the 11th century in Song Dynasty China.
    • also known as 炸弹
  2. Bomb is a quarterly magazine edited by artists and writers. It is composed, primarily, of interviews between creative people working in a variety of disciplines — visual art, literature, music, film, theater and architecture. In addition to interviews, the Bomb issues section features new fiction and poems, several 500-word "Artist on Artist" essays, and a reviews section. Each winter issue is an "Americas" issue focusing on a specific region of North America, Central America, or South America. Spring, summer and fall issues are not themed. Bomb is published by New Art Publications, Inc., a 501 non-profit organization.
  3. Bomb: A bomb is a type of kick used in various codes of football. As the names suggests, it is a high kick intended to send the ball relatively straight up so players can get under it before it comes down.
    • also known as Bomb kick
  4. Bomb: A bomb symbol is an image used to represent a bomb. It has several different applications, specifically in computing.
  5. Bomb is a Canadian Army Sherman Tank of the 27th Armoured Regiment which landed at D-Day and fought across Northwest Europe until the end of World War II, the only Canadian tank that fought without interruption from D-Day to VE Day. Today Bomb is preserved at the Hussars Armoury in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Phrases with Bomb

Phrases starting with the word Bomb:

  1. Bomb It
  2. bomb up
  3. bomb out
  4. Bomb-Ass

Phrases ending with the word Bomb:

  1. a-bomb
  2. e-bomb
  3. F-Bomb
  4. h-bomb
  5. L-Bomb
  6. N-bomb
  7. Da Bomb
  8. gp bomb
  9. car bomb
  10. Dot Bomb
  11. Dot-Bomb
  12. gas bomb
  13. Gay bomb
  14. sex bomb
  15. The Bomb
  16. atom bomb

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bomb

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Google previewThe Worst-Kept Secret (2010)

Israel's Bargain with the Bomb by Avner Cohen

the bomb is the result of the narrative's most existential aspects—the grounding, anchoring,

Google previewThe Politics of Contemporary Spain (2005)

by Sebastian Balfour

There is more than a grain of truth in a wry comment made by the Irish playwright, Brendan Behan, a former IRA bomber himself. Behan said that 'the man with the small bomb is a terrorist, the man with the big bomb is a statesman';. All VIII.

Google previewCriminal Investigation (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A pipe bomb is an improvised explosive device, a tightly sealed section of pipe filled with an explosive material. The containment provided by the pipe means that simple low explosives can be used to produce a relatively large explosion, and ...

Google previewDoomsday Scenario : How America Ends

by L. Douglas Keeney

" A nuclear bomb — using the word "nuclear" loosely; a true nuclear bomb is a fusion bomb while ...

Google previewNational Security and Democracy in Israel (1993)

by Avner Yaniv

the Israeli bomb is that it is conspicuous in its absence. Another way to express the paradox, using the headlines of articles that appeared in the Economist in two subsequent weeks, is this: The Israeli bomb is "the world's worst-kept secret";1 ...

Google previewThe New Weapons of the World Encyclopedia (2007)

An International Encyclopedia from 5000 B.C. to the 21st Century by Diagram Group

The first specific aerial bomb was the German APR of 1912. Serious development began in WW1 , with such bombs as the German PuW of 1915, which had a streamlined steel case and a centrifugal arming device. By the end of WW1, bombs ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cold War Politics (2000)

by Brandon Toropov

atomic bomb 9 ery very quickly led to more breakthroughs by scientists around the world and the rapid publication of papers sharing some revolutionary findings in nuclear fission and atomic chain reactions. The potential uses of the technical ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (2009)

Expanded Edition by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

Bonbright, James bomb calorimeter An apparatus primarily used for measuring heats of combustion. The reaction takes place in a closed space known as the calorimeter proper, in controlled thermal contact with its surroundings, the jacket, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of United States National Security (2005)

by Richard J. Samuels

atomic bomb dropped in World War II. The bombing effectively ended the war because Japan surrendered within days. Three days before the bombing of Nagasaki, the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: pt. 1. Pachyrhizus to Rye. pt. 2. Sabadilla to Silica. pt. 3. Silk to Tea. pt. 4. Tectona to Zygophillum (1893)

by Sir George Watt

Soma, lama, Bomb. ; Ran sher. Mar. ; Tiga-tshumudu, Honda pila, pulia ttge, padma kashtam,' s6n\a lata, ttge jemudu, Tel. j Muwa-kiriya, Sing. ; Soma, Sans. References.— DC, Prod.

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Quotes about Bomb

I do not like this word "bomb." It is not a bomb. It is a device that is exploding. (Jacques LeBlanc)
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Scrabble value of B3O1M3B3

The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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