bomb- +

(Greek > Latin [a hollow, deep sound, a humming, a buzzing] > Italian [explosive shell]: booming, humming sound)

1. An explosive weapon detonated by impact, proximity to an object, a timing mechanism, or other means.
2. Any of various weapons detonated to release destructive material; such as, smoke or gas.
3. A container capable of withstanding high internal pressure or a vessel for storing compressed gas or a strong sealed vessel for measuring the heat of combustion.
4. A portable, manually operated container that ejects a spray, foam, or gas under pressure.
5. A slang term for a dismal failure; a fiasco; or an old car.
6. Chiefly British Slang; a large amount of money or a great success.
1. To attack with bombs, shells, or missiles.
2. To assail persistently, as with requests.
3. To irradiate (an atom).
4. To attack with a cannon firing stone balls; an early form of cannon that fired stone balls.
Attacked with bombs.
1. The member of a bomber crew responsible for using the bombsight and releasing the bombs on the target>
2. A noncommissioned officer in the British artillery.
Attacking with shells or bombs.
1. The act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays).
2. The heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target.
1. An aircraft designed for carrying and dropping bombs.
2. Someone who makes, plants, and sets off bombs.
1. A chamber, or room, (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids.
2. Anything which is able to resist the explosive force of bombs and shells; such as, a bombproof shelter or vehicle.
1. An explosive bomb or artillery shell.
2. Someone who is sensationally shocking, surprising, or amazing.
A device in a combat aircraft for determining the point at which to drop a bomb in order to strike a target.
Bombardment intended to destroy or neutralize enemy weapons.
1. A bomb that is designed to start fires; are most effective against flammable targets; such as, fuel.
2. Attack with incendiary bombs.
A reference to a terrorist and anarchist whose homemade bombs killed three people and wounded twenty-three others in sixteen separate incidents in the United States from 1978 to 1995.

During this time, the Unabomber received extensive attention in the news media for the ingenuity of his explosive devices; for his extreme statements of opposition to science, industry, and technology; and for his success in eluding detection and capture.

In April, 1996, federal agents arrested a suspect who later confessed to the Unabomber attacks; Theodore John Kaczynski, a 53-year old Harvard University graduate and a former mathematics professor at the University of California at Berkeley.