Definition of bombard
: a late medieval cannon used to hurl large stones
Origin of bombard
Middle English bombarde, from Middle French, probably from Latin bombus
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with bombard
Asgard, backyard, barnyard, blackguard, blowhard, boatyard, boneyard, brassard, brickyard, charge card, churchyard, cloth yard, coast guard, courtyard, dance card, deeryard, die-hard, diehard, discard, dockyard, dooryard, face card, farmyard, fireguard, flash card, foulard, Fugard, Gerard, graveyard, green card, ill-starred, jacquard, junkyard, lifeguard, main yard, mansard, mass card, Midgard, milliard, mudguard, noseguard, off guard, old guard, on guard, Oxnard, phone card, Picard, placard, point guard, postcard, poularde, punch card, rear guard, rearguard, Red Guard, regard, retard, ritard, safeguard, scorecard, shipyard, smart card, sound card, spikenard, steelyard, stockyard, switchyard, tabard, tanyard, tiltyard, time card, unbarred, unguard, vizard, wild card
Simple Definition of bombard
: to attack (a place) with bombs, large guns, etc.
: to hit or attack (something or someone) constantly or repeatedly
Examples of bombard
The navy bombarded the shore.
Scientists bombarded the sample with X-rays.
The car was bombarded by rocks as it drove away from the angry crowd.
First Known Use of bombard
Synonym Discussion of bombard
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up bombard? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).