Bomb vs. Bombshell

Bomb vs. Bombshell — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Bomb and Bombshell

Bombnoun

An explosive weapon detonated by impact, proximity to an object, a timing mechanism, or other means.

Bombshellnoun

An explosive bomb.

Bombnoun

An atomic or nuclear bomb. Used with the.

Bombshellnoun

One that is shocking, surprising, or amazing.

Bombnoun

Any of various weapons detonated to release destructive material, such as smoke or gas.

Bombshellnoun

One who is very attractive.

Bombnoun

A container capable of withstanding high internal pressure.

Bombshellnoun

A bomb or artillery shell designed to explode on impact.

Bombnoun

A vessel for storing compressed gas.

Bombshellnoun

(figurative) Something that is very surprising, shocking, amazing or sensational.

Bombnoun

A portable, manually operated container that ejects a spray, foam, or gas under pressure.

Bombshellnoun

(by extension) Someone who is very attractive; sex symbol.

Diana Dors, the 1950s blonde bombshell

Bombnoun

(Football) A long forward pass.

Bombshellnoun

an entertainer who has a sensational effect;

she was a blonde bombshell

Bombnoun

(Geology) A lump of lava that has been violently ejected from a volcano and has solidified while in the air.

Bombshellnoun

a shocking surprise;

news of the attack came like a bombshell

Bombnoun

(Slang) A dismal failure; a fiasco.

Bombshellnoun

an explosive bomb or artillery shell

Bombnoun

(Slang) An old car.

Bombnoun

(Slang) One that is excellent or superior. Used with the.

Bombnoun

A large amount of money.

Bombnoun

A great success.

Bombverb

To attack, damage, or destroy with or as if with bombs.

Bombverb

To drop a bomb or bombs.

Bombverb

(Slang) To fail miserably

The play bombed.

Bombverb

(Slang) To paint a graffito.

Bombnoun

An explosive device used or intended as a weapon.

Bombnoun

(dated) The atomic bomb.

During the Cold War, everyone worried about the bomb sometimes.

Bombnoun

(figurative) Events or conditions that have a speedy destructive effect.

Bombnoun

(colloquial) Any explosive charge.

Bombnoun

(slang) A failure; an unpopular commercial product.

box office bomb

Bombnoun

A car in poor condition.

Bombnoun

A large amount of money.

make a bombcost a bomb

Bombnoun

(social) Something highly effective or attractive.

Bombnoun

A success; the bomb.

Our fabulous new crumpets have been selling like a bomb.

Bombnoun

A very attractive woman.

Bombnoun

An action or statement that causes a strong reaction.

It was an ordinary speech, until the president dropped a bomb: he would be retiring for medical reasons.Normally very controlled, he dropped the F-bomb and cursed the paparazzi.

Bombnoun

A long forward pass.

Bombnoun

A throw into the basket from a considerable distance.

Bombnoun

A cyclone whose central pressure drops at an average rate of at least one millibar per hour for at least 24 hours.

Bombnoun

(chemistry) A heavy-walled container designed to permit chemical reactions under high pressure.

Bombnoun

(obsolete) A great booming noise; a hollow sound.

Bombnoun

(slang) A woman’s breast.

Bombnoun

(wrestling) A professional wrestling throw in which an opponent is lifted and then slammed back-first down to the mat.

Bombnoun

(slang) A recreational drug ground up, wrapped, and swallowed.

Bombnoun

(colloquial) An act of jumping into water while keeping one's arms and legs tucked into the body, as in a squatting position, to maximize splashing.

Bombverb

To attack using one or more bombs; to bombard.

Bombverb

To fail dismally.

Bombverb

(informal) To jump into water in a squatting position, with the arms wrapped around the legs.

Bombverb

(obsolete) To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound.

Bombverb

(slang) To cover an area in many graffiti tags.

Bombverb

(informal) To add an excessive amount of chlorine to a pool when it has not been maintained properly.

Bombverb

To make oneself drunk.

Bombverb

To move at high speed.

I was bombing down the road on my motorbike.

Bombadjective

(slang) Great, awesome.

Have you tried the new tacos from that restaurant? They're pretty bomb!

Bombnoun

an explosive device fused to denote under specific conditions

Bombnoun

strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion

Bombnoun

an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual;

the first experiment was a real turkeythe meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned

Bombverb

throw bombs at or attack with bombs;

The Americans bombed Dresden

Bombverb

fail to get a passing grade;

She studied hard but failed neverthelessDid I fail the test?