Synonyms for bombard

Grammar : Verb
Spell : verb bom-bahrd, buhm-; noun bom-bahrd
Phonetic Transcription : verb bɒmˈbɑrd, bəm-; noun ˈbɒm bɑrd

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Définition of bombard

Origin :
  • early 15c., "catapult, military engine for throwing large stones," from Middle French bombarde "mortar, catapult" (14c.), from bombe (see bomb (n.)). The same word, from the same source, was used in English and French late 14c. in reference to the bass shawm, a bassoon-like musical instrument, preserving the "buzzing" sense in the Latin.
  • verb assault, attack
Example sentences :
  • The Germans will bombard the whole of Paris if the possibility of doing so should be offered them.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • From this position they began to bombard parts of the inner ring.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) » by Various
  • If so be that he intends in truth to bombard us, let him begin forthwith.
  • Extract from : « Love-at-Arms » by Raphael Sabatini
  • They continued to bombard these works daily until the 10th of September.
  • Extract from : « The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775 » by Abraham Tomlinson
  • The Fenians, it was said, were raising a fleet to bombard Halifax.
  • Extract from : « A Soldier's Life » by Edwin G. Rundle
  • A cry was raised that he meant to seize the citadel and bombard the town.
  • Extract from : « A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year » by Edwin Emerson
  • Until then it had been judged impracticable to bombard a place from the sea.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • An early name for a long gun, but of smaller dimensions than a bombard.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • Several gunboats had also come up the river to bombard the forts.
  • Extract from : « Our Soldiers » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Then we have another fleet in our Channel, ready to bombard the French coast.
  • Extract from : « John Deane of Nottingham » by W.H.G. Kingston

Antonyms for bombard

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