What does bombardment mean?

bombardment meaning in General Dictionary

an assault upon a fortress or strengthened city with shells hot-shot rockets etc the work of throwing bombs and shot into a city or strengthened place

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  • the fast and continuous distribution of linguistic interaction (talked or written)
  • the act (or a case) of exposing a body or compound to the influence of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays)
  • the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area in place of strike a certain target
  • an attack by falling bombs
  • An attack upon a fortress or fortified town, with shells, hot-shot, rockets, etc.; the work of tossing bombs and chance into a town or strengthened spot.

bombardment meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An attack upon a fortress or fortified town, with shells, hot-shot, rockets, etc.; the act of throwing bombs and shot into a town or strengthened spot.


Sentence Examples with the word bombardment

Termor de on the Scheldt and Diest on the Dender are retained as nominally fortified positions, but neither could resist a regular bombardment for more than a few hours, as their casemates are not bomb-proof.

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