Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bombard

1 sense of bombard

Sense 1
bombardon, bombard -- (a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family)
       => shawm -- (a medieval oboe)
       => bass -- (the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bombard

4 senses of bombard

Sense 1
pelt, bombard -- (cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile; "They pelted each other with snowballs")
       => throw -- (propel through the air; "throw a frisbee")

Sense 2
bombard, bomb -- (throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden")
       => attack, assail -- (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week")

Sense 3
bombard, barrage -- (address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage; "The speaker was barraged by an angry audience"; "The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer")
       => attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault -- (attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker")

Sense 4
bombard -- (direct high energy particles or radiation against)
       => irradiate, ray -- (expose to radiation; "irradiate food")

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