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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bomb  \Bomb\,  n.  [F.  bombe  bombshell,  fr  L.  bombus  a  humming  or 
  buzzing  noise,  Gr  ?.] 
  1.  A  great  noise;  a  hollow  sound.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  pillar  of  iron  .  .  .  which  if  you  had  struck, 
  would  make  .  .  .  a  great  bomb  in  the  chamber 
  beneath.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  A  shell;  esp.  a  spherical  shell,  like  those  fired 
  from  mortars.  See  {Shell}. 
 
  3.  A  bomb  ketch. 
 
  {Bomb  chest}  (Mil.),  a  chest  filled  with  bombs,  or  only  with 
  gunpowder,  placed  under  ground,  to  cause  destruction  by 
  its  explosion. 
 
  {Bomb  ketch},  {Bomb  vessel}  (Naut.),  a  small  ketch  or  vessel, 
  very  strongly  built,  on  which  mortars  are  mounted  to  be 
  used  in  naval  bombardments;  --  called  also  {mortar 
  vessel}. 
 
  {Bomb  lance},  a  lance  or  harpoon  with  an  explosive  head,  used 
  in  whale  fishing. 
 
  {Volcanic  bomb},  a  mass  of  lava  of  a  spherical  or  pear  shape. 
  ``I  noticed  volcanic  bombs.''  --Darwin. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bomb  \Bomb\,  v.  i.  [Cf.  {Boom}.] 
  To  sound;  to  boom;  to  make  a  humming  or  buzzing  sound.  [Obs.] 
  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bomb  \Bomb\,  v.  t. 
  To  bombard.  [Obs.]  --Prior. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bomb 
  n  1:  an  explosive  device  fused  to  denote  under  specific 
  conditions 
  2:  strong  sealed  vessel  for  measuring  heat  of  combustion  [syn: 
  {bomb  calorimeter}] 
  3:  an  event  that  fails  badly  or  is  totally  ineffectual;  "the 
  first  experiment  was  a  real  turkey";  "the  meeting  was  a 
  dud  as  far  as  new  business  was  concerned"  [syn:  {turkey}, 
  {dud}] 
  v  1:  attack  with  bombs;  "The  Americans  bombed  Dresden" 
  2:  fail  to  get  a  passing  grade;  "She  studied  hard  but  failed 
  nevertheless";  "Did  I  fail  the  test?"  [syn:  {fail},  {flunk}, 
  {flush  it}]  [ant:  {pass}] 
  3:  throw  bombs  at  [syn:  {bombard}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  bomb  1.  v.  General  synonym  for  {crash}  (sense  1)  except  that 
  it  is  not  used  as  a  noun  esp.  used  of  software  or  OS  failures. 
  "Don't  run  Empire  with  less  than  32K  stack,  it'll  bomb."  2.  n.,v. 
  Atari  ST  and  Macintosh  equivalents  of  a  Unix  `panic'  or  Amiga  {guru 
  meditation},  in  which  icons  of  little  black-powder  bombs  or  mushroom 
  clouds  are  displayed,  indicating  that  the  system  has  died.  On  the  Mac, 
  this  may  be  accompanied  by  a  decimal  (or  occasionally  hexadecimal)  number 
  indicating  what  went  wrong  similar  to  the  Amiga  {guru  meditation}  number. 
  {{MS-DOS}}  machines  tend  to  get  {locked  up}  in  this  situation. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bomb 
 
  1.    General  synonym  for  {crash}  except  that  it  is 
  not  used  as  a  noun  Especially  used  of  software  or  {OS} 
  failures.  "Don't  run  Empire  with  less  than  32K  stack,  it'll 
  bomb". 
 
  2.    {Atari  ST}  and  {Macintosh}  equivalents 
  of  a  {Unix}  "{panic}"  or  {Amiga}  {guru},  in  which  {icon}s  of 
  little  black-powder  bombs  or  mushroom  clouds  are  displayed, 
  indicating  that  the  system  has  died.  On  the  {Macintosh},  this 
  may  be  accompanied  by  a  decimal  (or  occasionally 
  {hexadecimal})  number  indicating  what  went  wrong  similar  to 
  the  {Amiga}  {guru  meditation}  number.  {MS-DOS}  computers  tend 
  to  {lock  up}  in  this  situation. 
 
  3.    A  piece  of  code  embedded  in  a  program  that 
  remains  dormant  until  it  is  triggered.  Logic  bombs  are 
  triggered  by  an  event  whereas  time  bombs  are  triggered  either 
  after  a  set  amount  of  time  has  elapsed,  or  when  a  specific 
  date  is  reached. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1996-12-08) 
 
 




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