(Bom"bard*man) n. One who carried liquor or beer in a can or bombard. [Obs.]
They . . . made room for a bombardman that brought bouge for a country lady.
(Bom*bard"ment) n. [F. bombardement.] 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 fortified place.
(||Bom*bar"do Bom*bar"don) n. [It. bombardo.] (Mus.) Originally, a deep-toned instrument
of the oboe or bassoon family; thence, a bass reed stop on the organ. The name bombardon is now
given to a brass instrument, the lowest of the saxhorns, in tone resembling the ophicleide. Grove.
(Bom`ba*sine") n. Same as Bombazine.
(Bom"bast) (bom"bast or bum"bast; 277), n. [OF. bombace cotton, LL. bombax cotton, bombasium
a doublet of cotton; hence, padding, wadding, fustian. See Bombazine.]
1. Originally, cotton, or cotton wool. [Obs.]
A candle with a wick of bombast.
2. Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing; padding. [Obs.]
How now, my sweet creature of bombast!
Doublets, stuffed with four, five, or six pounds of bombast at least.
3. Fig.: High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion; fustian.
Yet noisy bombast carefully avoid.
(Bom"bast), a. High-sounding; inflated; big without meaning; magniloquent; bombastic.
[He] evades them with a bombast circumstance,
Horribly stuffed with epithets of war.
Nor a tall metaphor in bombast way.
(Bom*bast") (bom*bast" or bum*bast"), v. t. To swell or fill out; to pad; to inflate. [Obs.]
Not bombasted with words vain ticklish ears to feed.
(Bom*bas"tic) (bom*bas"tik or bum*bas"tik), Bombastical
(Bom*bas"tic*al) a. Characterized
by bombast; high-sounding; inflated. Bom*bas"tic*al*ly, adv.
A theatrical, bombastic, windy phraseology.
Syn. Turgid; tumid; pompous; grandiloquent.
(Bom"bast*ry) n. Swelling words without much meaning; bombastic language; fustian.
Bombastry and buffoonery, by nature lofty and light, soar highest of all.
(||Bom"bax) n. [LL., cotton. See Bombast, n.] (Bot.) A genus of trees, called also the silkcotton
tree; also, a tree of the genus Bombax.
(Bom`ba*zet" Bom`ba*zette") n. [Cf. Bombazine.] A sort of thin woolen cloth.
It is of various colors, and may be plain or twilled.