English noun: bombardment
|1.||bombardment (communication) the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)|
|Samples||A barrage of questions.|
A bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake.
|Synonyms||barrage, onslaught, outpouring|
|Broader (hypernym)||language, linguistic communication|
|2.||bombardment (act) the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target|
|Samples||They laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops.|
The shelling went on for hours without pausing.
|Synonyms||barrage, barrage fire, battery, shelling|
|Broader (hypernym)||fire, firing|
|3.||bombardment (act) the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays)|
|4.||bombardment (act) an attack by dropping bombs|
|Broader (hypernym)||attack, onrush, onset, onslaught|
|Narrower (hyponym)||area bombing, bombing run, carpet bombing, saturation bombing|