bomber vs torpedo what difference

what is difference between bomber and torpedo

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbɑməɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɒmə(r)

Etymology 1

bomb +‎ -er

Noun

bomber (plural bombers)

  1. (aviation, military) A military aircraft designed to carry and drop bombs.
  2. A person who sets bombs, especially as an act of terrorism.
  3. (clothing) Ellipsis of bomber jacket.
  4. (US) A 22-ounce beer bottle.
  5. A graffiti bomber.
    • 2002, Ivor Miller, Aerosol kingdom: subway painters of New York City (page 195)
      To bomb the system is to saturate MTA subway cars with one’s signatures. ln the 1980s, certain writers were identified as bombers because they had mastered all disciplines of the form: insides, throw-ups, window-downs, top-to-bottoms, []
  6. (slang) A large cannabis cigarette.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana cigarette
    • 2011, Vera Rubin, Cannabis and Culture (page 510)
      In Canada, marihuana cigarettes rarely contain any tobacco, and may vary in size from a few hundred milligrams up to a several gram “bomber.”
    • 2017, Thomas Conrad, The Reunion
      That night, I swallowed the last of my pain pills, smoked a bomber, and let the drugs carry me away.
Derived terms
Related terms
  • bombardier
Translations

Etymology 2

A shortened form of bombproof.

Adjective

bomber (comparative more bomber, superlative most bomber)

  1. (climbing, slang) Completely solid and secure, usually referring to some form of protective gear.
Usage notes

The forms “more bomber” or “most bomber” are unusual.

Further reading

  • bomber on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • mobber

Aragonese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bom.ˈbeɾ/, /bom.ˈbe/

Noun

bomber m (plural bombers)

  1. firefighter (person whose job is to put out fires)
    • 2010, Academia de l’Aragonés, Propuesta ortografica de l’Academia de l’Aragonés, 2nd edition, Edacar, page 45:
      Corre! Grita a os bombers! Fe-lo ya!

      Run! Shout to the firefighters! Do it now!

Catalan

Etymology

bomba +‎ -er

Pronunciation

Noun

bomber m (plural bombers, feminine bombera)

  1. firefighter

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bombər/, [ˈb̥ɔmb̥ɐ]
  • Homophone: bumper

Etymology 1

From bombe (to bomb, agent noun) +‎ -er, calque of English bomber.

Noun

bomber c (singular definite bomberen, plural indefinite bombere)

  1. (rare) bomber (military aircraft dropping bombs)
    Synonym: bombefly
  2. (rare) bomber (a pilot in a bomber)
Inflection

References

  • “bomber” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun

bomber c

  1. indefinite plural of bombe

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

bomber

  1. present tense of bombe

French

Etymology 1

bombe +‎ -er

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɔ̃.be/

Verb

bomber

  1. (intransitive or reflexive) to bulge
  2. (figuratively) to cower, to bend
  3. (colloquial) to move, walk quickly
  4. (colloquial) to spray-paint (especially of taggers or graffiti artists)
Conjugation

Derived terms

  • bomber le torse

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English bomber (jacket).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɔ̃.bœʁ/
  • Homophone: bombeur

Noun

bomber m (plural bombers)

  1. bomber jacket

Further reading

  • “bomber” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English bomber.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔm.ber/

Noun

bomber m (invariable)

  1. graffiti artist
  2. goal scorer (football)
  3. bomber jacket

References

Anagrams

  • Brembo

Norman

Etymology

From English bomb + -er.

Verb

bomber (gerund bombéthie)

  1. (Jersey) to bomb

Derived terms

  • bombeux (bomber)

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

bomber m or f

  1. indefinite plural of bombe

Verb

bomber

  1. present of bombe

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

bomber f

  1. indefinite plural of bombe

Swedish

Noun

bomber

  1. indefinite plural of bomb


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin torpēdō (a torpedo fish; numbness, torpidity, electric ray), from torpeō (I am stiff, numb, torpid; I am astounded; I am inactive) +‎ -ēdō (noun suffix), from Proto-Indo-European *ster- (stiff).

Cognate with Old English steorfan (to die), Ancient Greek στερεός (stereós, solid), Lithuanian tirpstu (to become rigid), Old Church Slavonic трупети (trupeti).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌtɔː(ɹ)ˈpiː.dəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌtɔɹˈpi.doʊ/
  • Hyphenation: tor‧pe‧do
  • Rhymes: -iːdəʊ

Noun

torpedo (plural torpedoes or torpedos)

  1. An electric ray of the genus Torpedo.
    • 1790, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men:
      The man has been changed into an artificial monster by the station in which he is born, and the consequent homage that benumbed his faculties like the torpedo’s touch [] .
  2. (military) A cylindrical explosive projectile that can travel underwater and is used as a weapon.
    1. (science fiction) A similar projectile that can travel through space.
  3. (regional) A submarine sandwich.
  4. (archaic, military) A naval mine.
  5. (obsolete, military) An explosive device buried underground and set off remotely, to destroy fortifications, troops, or cavalry; a land torpedo.
  6. (slang) A professional gunman or assassin.
  7. (rail transport, US) A small explosive device attached to the top of the rail to provide an audible warning when a train passes over it.
  8. A kind of firework in the form of a small ball, or pellet, which explodes when thrown upon a hard object.
  9. An automobile with a torpedo body.
  10. (slang, chiefly US, usually in the plural) A woman’s shoe with a pointed toe. [1910s]
  11. (slang, chiefly US, usually in the plural) A large breast; breast with a large nipple. [from 1960s]
  12. (slang) A marijuana cigarette.
    1. A thick marijuana cigarette. [1940s]
    2. A cigarette containing marijuana and crack cocaine. [from 1980s]

Synonyms

  • (sandwich): see sub
  • (rail transport): detonator (UK)
  • (an explosive underwater projectile): torp (abbreviation), fish

Derived terms

  • torpedo body
  • torpedo roll
  • torpedo stern
  • land torpedo
  • spar torpedo
  • torp (abbreviation)

Related terms

  • torpid

Translations

Verb

torpedo (third-person singular simple present torpedoes, present participle torpedoing, simple past and past participle torpedoed)

  1. To send a torpedo, usually from a submarine, that explodes below the waterline of the target ship.
  2. To sink a ship with one of more torpedoes.
  3. To undermine or destroy any endeavor with a stealthy, powerful attack.

Translations

Anagrams

  • optrode, pet door, toe drop, trooped

Cebuano

Etymology

From English torpedo, borrowed from Latin torpēdō (a torpedo fish; numbness, torpidity, electric ray), from torpeō (I am stiff, numb, torpid; I am astounded; I am inactive) +‎ -ēdō (noun suffix), from Proto-Indo-European *ster- (stiff).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: tor‧pe‧do

Noun

torpedo

  1. (military) a torpedo; a cylindrical explosive projectile that can travel underwater and is used as a weapon

Dutch

Etymology

From Latin torpēdō (a torpedo fish), from torpēdō (numbness, torpidity, electric ray), from torpeō (I am stiff, numb, torpid; I am astounded; I am inactive) and -dō (noun suffix), from Proto-Indo-European *ster- (stiff), see also Old English steorfan (to die), Ancient Greek στερεός (stereós, solid), Lithuanian tirpstu (to become rigid), Old Church Slavonic трупети (trupeti)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔrˈpeː.doː/
  • Hyphenation: tor‧pe‧do

Noun

torpedo f or m (plural torpedo’s, diminutive torpedootje n)

  1. A torpedo (projectile adapted for underwater use).
  2. (dated) A low-lying streamlined car.

Derived terms

  • torpedoboot

Related terms

  • torpederen

Esperanto

Etymology

From English torpedo, Spanish torpedo, German Torpedo; all ultimately from Latin torpedo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /torˈpedo/
  • Hyphenation: tor‧pe‧do
  • Rhymes: -edo

Noun

torpedo (accusative singular torpedon, plural torpedoj, accusative plural torpedojn)

  1. torpedo

Derived terms

  • torpedi

Finnish

Alternative forms

  • torpeedo (archaic)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtorpe(ː)do/, [ˈt̪o̞rpe̞(ː)do̞]
  • Rhymes: -orpedo
  • Syllabification: tor‧pe‧do

Noun

torpedo

  1. torpedo (self-propelled cylindrical explosive projectile that can travel underwater)

Declension

Derived terms

  • torpedoida
  • torpedovene

Italian

Noun

torpedo f (invariable)

  1. tourer (motorcar)

See also

  • torpedine

Anagrams

  • deporto, deportò

Latin

Etymology

torpeō (I am stiff or numb) +‎ -ēdō.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /torˈpeː.doː/, [t̪ɔɾˈpeːd̪oː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /torˈpe.do/, [t̪ɔrˈpɛːd̪ɔ]

Noun

torpēdō f (genitive torpēdinis); third declension

  1. lethargy, inertness, sluggishness
  2. torpedo fish

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Descendants

References

  • torpedo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • torpedo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • torpedo in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin torpedo, via English torpedo or German Torpedo

Noun

torpedo m (definite singular torpedoen, indefinite plural torpedoer, definite plural torpedoene)

  1. a torpedo

Derived terms

  • torpedere

References

  • “torpedo” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin torpedo, via English torpedo or German Torpedo

Noun

torpedo m (definite singular torpedoen, indefinite plural torpedoar, definite plural torpedoane)

  1. a torpedo

Derived terms

  • torpedere

References

  • “torpedo” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin torpēdō (a torpedo fish), from torpēdō (numbness, torpidity, electric ray), from torpeō (I am stiff, numb, torpid; I am astounded; I am inactive) and -dō (noun suffix). Compare torpor.

Pronunciation

  • (South Brazil) IPA(key): /toɻ.ˈpe.do/

Noun

torpedo m (plural torpedos)

  1. torpedo (submarine weapon)
  2. (Brazil) SMS (a text message sent on a cell phone)

Related terms

  • torpedagem, torpedear, torpedeamento, torpedeiro

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /torpěːdo/
  • Hyphenation: tor‧pe‧do

Noun

torpédo m (Cyrillic spelling торпе́до)

  1. torpedo

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

From Latin torpēdō (a torpedo fish).

Pronunciation

Noun

torpedo m (plural torpedos)

  1. torpedo (fish)
    Synonyms: raya torpedo, raya negra, raya eléctrica
  2. torpedo (weapon)

Derived terms

  • lanzatorpedos
  • cazatorpedos
  • torpedear

Further reading

  • “torpedo” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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