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Definition of BOMB

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Bomb \Bomb\, v. t.
     To bombard. [Obs.] --Prior.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bomb \Bomb\, v. i. [Cf. {Boom}.]
     To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound. [Obs.]
     --B. Jonson.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bomb \Bomb\, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster]
     1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.]
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              A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the chamber beneath.                              --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Mil.) A shell; esp. a spherical shell, like those fired from mortars. See {Shell}. [1913 Webster]

     3. A bomb ketch.
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     {Bomb chest} (Mil.), a chest filled with bombs, or only with gunpowder, placed under ground, to cause destruction by its explosion.

     {Bomb ketch}, {Bomb vessel} (Naut.), a small ketch or vessel, very strongly built, on which mortars are mounted to be used in naval bombardments; -- called also {mortar vessel}.

     {Bomb lance}, a lance or harpoon with an explosive head, used in whale fishing.

     {Volcanic bomb}, a mass of lava of a spherical or pear shape.
        "I noticed volcanic bombs." --Darwin. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

bomb


      1. v. General synonym for {crash} (sense 1) except that it is not used as a noun; esp. used of software or OS failures. ?Don't run Empire with less than 32K stack, it'll bomb.?

      2. n.,v. Atari ST and Macintosh equivalents of a Unix panic or Amiga {guru meditation}, in which icons of little black-powder bombs or mushroom clouds are displayed, indicating that the system has died. On the Mac, this may be accompanied by a decimal (or occasionally hexadecimal) number indicating what went wrong, similar to the Amiga {guru meditation} number. {MS-DOS} machines tend to get {locked up} in this situation.


The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

220 Moby Thesaurus words for "bomb":
     A-bomb, Grand Guignol, H-bomb, Passion play, Tom show, aerial bomb, antimasque, antipersonnel bomb, astonishment, atom-bomb, atomic bomb, audience success, ballet, batter, be a gas, be a hit, bill, blast, blitz, blockbuster, blow, blow to pieces, blow up, bombard, bombshell, broadcast drama, burlesque show, bust, cannonade, carcass, catch, charade, cliff hanger, closet drama, comedy drama, concussion grenade, crap out, critical success, daytime serial, depth bomb, depth charge, dialogue, dive-bomb, documentary drama, drama, dramalogue, dramatic play, dramatic series, dramatize, draw a blank, drop a bomb, drop the ball, dud, dull thud, duodrama, duologue, earthshaker, epic theater, experimental theater, explosive, extravaganza, eye-opener, fail, failure, fall flat, fan, feature, fire bomb, fireball, fizzle, flat failure, flop, floperoo, flummox, fold, fold up, frost, fusion bomb, gas grenade, gasser, get left, giveaway, glide-bomb, grenade, hand grenade, happening, headline, hit, hit show, hydrobomb, hydrogen bomb, improvisational drama, incendiary, incendiary bomb, incendiary grenade, infernal machine, joker, kicker, lay an egg, legitimate drama, lemon, lose out, loser, make a hit, masque, melodrama, melodramatize, mine, minstrel show, miracle, miracle play, monodrama, monologue, morality, morality play, mount, music drama, musical revue, mystery, mystery play, not hack it, not make it, open, open a show, opera, pageant, panel show, pantomime, pastoral, pastoral drama, peripeteia, petard, piece, pipe bomb, play, playlet, plutonium bomb, premiere, present, preview, problem play, produce, psychodrama, put on, quiz show, radio drama, razon bomb, revelation, review, revue, robot bomb, roc, rocket bomb, satchel charge, scenarize, sensational play, serial, set the stage, shell, shocker, show, sitcom, situation comedy, sketch, skip-bomb, skit, smoke bomb, soap, soap opera, sociodrama, spectacle, spring, stage, stage play, stage show, staggerer, star, startler, stench bomb, stink bomb, straight drama, strike out, succeed, success, surprisal, surprise, surprise ending, surprise package, surprise party, suspense drama, switch, tableau, tableau vivant, take the count, talk show, tear-gas bomb, tear-gas grenade, teleplay, television drama, television play, theater of cruelty, theatricalize, thermonuclear bomb, thunderbolt, thunderclap, time bomb, total loss, total theater, try out, turkey, variety show, vaudeville, vaudeville show, vehicle, wall grenade, washout, wear thin, whiff, word-of-mouth success, work


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