Bombed vs Bombarded - What's the difference?

bombed | bombarded |


As verbs the difference between bombed and bombarded

is that bombed is (bomb) while bombarded is (bombard).

bombed

English

Verb

(head)
  • (bomb)
  • Anagrams

    *

    bomb

    English

    (wikipedia bomb)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An explosive device used or intended as a weapon.
  • * 2008 , Sidney Gelb, Foreign Service Agent , page 629,
  • The size of the ground hole crater from the blast indicates it was a bomb .
  • # (label) The atomic bomb.
  • # (label) Events or conditions that have a speedy destructive effect.
  • #*{{quote-magazine, date=2014-04-25, author= Martin Lukacs
  • , volume=190, issue=20, page=13, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Canada becoming launch-pad of a global tar sands and oil shale frenzy , passage=If Alberta’s reserves are a carbon bomb , this global expansion of tar sands and oil shale exploitation amounts to an escalating emissions arms race, the unlocking of a subterranean cache of weapons of mass ecological destruction.}}
  • (label) A failure; an unpopular commercial product.
  • * 1997 , Eric L. Flom, Chaplin in the Sound Era: An Analysis of the Seven Talkies , page 277,
  • Projection problems plagued Countess? London premiere on January 5, 1967, Jerry Epstein recalled, and it was perhaps an omen, for reaction by critics afterward was swift and immediate: The film was a bomb .
  • * 2010 , (Tony Curtis), (Peter Golenbock), American Prince: My Autobiography , unnumbered page,
  • The movie was a bomb and so was my next film, Balboa , in which I played a scheming real estate tycoon.
  • * 2011 , Elizabeth Barfoot Christian, Rock Brands: Selling Sound in a Media Saturated Culture , page 11,
  • The movie was a bomb , but it put the band before an even larger audience.
  • # A car in poor condition.
  • #* 2005 August 6, Warm affection for a rust-bucket past , [http://www.smh.com.au/news/words/warm-affection-for-a-rustbucket-past/2005/08/04/1123125839592.html]
  • Nowadays, an old bomb simply won’t pass the inspection.
  • #* 2010 , Rebecca James, Beautiful Malice , page 19,
  • We?ve got the money and it just feels ridiculous to let you drive around in that old bomb .
  • #* 2011 , Amarinda Jones, Seducing Celestine , page 49,
  • After two weeks of driving it she knew the car was a bomb and she did not need anyone saying it to her. The only one allowed to pick on her car was her. Piece of crap car
  • A large amount of money, a fortune.
  • * 2009 , Matthew Vierling, The Blizzard , page 133,
  • When Kiley presented Blackpool with the custom shotgun, he said, “This must?ve cost a bomb .”
  • * 2010 , Liz Young, Fair Game , page 136,
  • ‘You?ve already spent a bomb !’
    ‘Not on'' it, Sal — ''under it. Presents!’ As we eventually staggered up to bed, Sally said to me, ‘I hope to God he?s not been spending a bomb on presents, too.’
  • * 2011 , Michael R. Häack, Passport: A Novel of International Intrigue , page 47,
  • The kids cost a bomb to feed, they eat all the time.
  • * 2011 , Bibe, A Victim , page 38,
  • He had recently exchanged his old bike for a new, three speed racer, which cost a bomb and the weekly payment were becoming difficult, with the dangers of repossession.
  • (label) Something highly effective or attractive.
  • # A success; the bomb.
  • # A very attractive woman; a bombshell.
  • # An action or statement that causes a strong reaction.
  • # A long forward pass.
  • # (label) A jump into water in a squatting position, with the arms wrapped around the legs, for maximum splashing.
  • (label) A heavy-walled container designed to permit chemical reactions under high pressure.
  • * 2008 , François Cardarelli, Materials Handbook: A Concise Desktop Reference , page 276,
  • The process consisted in preparing the metal by metallothermic reduction of titanium tetrachloride with sodium metal in a steel bomb .
  • (label) A great booming noise; a hollow sound.
  • * (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • A pillar of irona great bomb in the chamber beneath.

    Usage notes

    * The diametrical slang meanings are somewhat distinguishable by the article. For “a success”, the phrase is generally the bomb''. Otherwise ''bomb can mean “a failure”.

    Synonyms

    * (attractive woman) bombshell * (car) rustbucket * (large amount of money) fortune, packet, pretty penny

    Derived terms

    * A-bomb * atom bomb * atomic bomb * barrel bomb * bomb squad * car bomb * dirty bomb * E-bomb * F-bomb * gay bomb * H-bomb * hydrogen bomb * neutron bomb * paper bomb * petrol bomb * pipe bomb * sex bomb

    See also

    * lemon

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (intransitive) To attack using one or more s; to bombard.
  • * 2000 , Canadian Peace Research Institute, Canadian Peace Research and Education Association, Peace Research , Volumes 32-33, page 65,
  • 15 May: US jets bombed' air-defence sites north of Mosul, as the Russian Foreign Ministry accused the US and Britain of intentionally ' bombing civilian targets. (AP)
  • * 2005 , Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present , page 421,
  • Italy had bombed' cities in the Ethiopian war; Italy and Germany had ' bombed civilians in the Spanish Civil War; at the start of World War II German planes dropped bombs on Rotterdam in Holland, Coventry in England, and elsewhere.
  • * 2007 , David Parker, Hertfordshire Children in War and Peace, 1914-1939 , page 59,
  • Essendon was bombed in the early hours of 3 September 1916; a few houses and part of the church were destroyed, and two sisters killed.
  • (slang) To fail dismally.
  • * 1992 June, Lynn Norment, Arsenio Hall: Claiming the Late-night Crown'', in '' , page 74,
  • So Hall quit the job, turned in the company car and went to Chicago, where as a stand-up comic he bombed' several times before he was discovered by Nancy Wilson, who took him on the road — where he ' bombed again before a room of Republicans—and then to Los Angeles.
  • * 2000 , Carmen Infantino, Jon B. Cooke (interviewer), The Carmen Infantino Interview'', in Jon B. Cooke, Neal Adams, ''Comic Book Artist Collection , page 12,
  • Carmen: Then it bombed' and it ' bombed badly. After a few more issues I asked Mike what was happening and he said, “I?m trying everything I can but it?s just not working.” So I took him off the book and he left. That was it.
  • * 2008 , Erik Sternberger, The Long and Winding Road , page 62,
  • She was the reason why he bombed the interview. He just couldn?t seem to get her out of his mind.
  • (informal) To jump into water in a squatting position, with the arms wrapped around the legs.
  • (obsolete) To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound.
  • (Ben Jonson)
  • (slang) To cover an area in many graffiti tags.
  • * 2009 , Scape Martinez, GRAFF: The Art & Technique of Graffiti (page 124)
  • It is often used to collect other writer's tags, and future plans for bombing and piecing.
  • (informal, AU) to add an excessive amount of chlorine to a pool when it has not been maintained properly.
  • Derived terms

    * bomber * bomb out

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (slang) Great, awesome.
  • Have you tried the new tacos from that restaurant? They're pretty bomb !

    See also

    * the bomb English contranyms ---- ==Norwegian Bokmål==

    Verb

    (head)
  • ----

    bombarded

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (bombard)

  • bombard

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a medieval primitive cannon, used chiefly in sieges for throwing heavy stone balls.
  • * Knolles
  • They planted in divers places twelve great bombards , wherewith they threw huge stones into the air, which, falling down into the city, might break down the houses.
  • (obsolete) a bassoon-like medieval instrument
  • (obsolete) a large liquor container made of leather, in the form of a jug or a bottle.
  • * 1610 , , act 2 scene 2
  • yond same black cloud, yond huge one, / looks like a foul bombard that would shed his liquor.
  • (poetic, rare) A bombardment.
  • (music) A bombardon.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To attack something with bombs, artillery shells or other missiles or projectiles.
  • (figuratively) To attack something or someone by directing objects at them.
  • (physics) To direct at a substance an intense stream of high-energy particles, usually sub-atomic or made of at most a few atoms.
  • Synonyms

    * bomb

    Derived terms

    * bombardier * bombardment * bombard phrase