Definitions for bubbleˈbʌb əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bub•bleˈbʌb əl(n.; v.)-bled, -bling.
(n.)a nearly spherical body of gas contained in a liquid.
a small globule of gas in a thin liquid envelope.
a globule of air or gas, or a globular vacuum, contained in a solid.
Ref: magnetic bubble.
anything that lacks firmness, substance, or permanence; delusion.
an inflated speculation, esp. if fraudulent:
a real-estate bubble.
the act or sound of bubbling.
a spherical or nearly spherical canopy or shelter; dome.
(v.i.)to form, produce, or release bubbles; effervesce.
to flow or spout with a gurgling noise; gurgle.
to issue forth in a lively, sparkling manner:
The play bubbled with fun.
to seethe or stir, as with excitement:
My mind bubbles with plans.
(v.t.)to cause to bubble; make bubbles in.
bubble over, to overflow with liveliness or zest.
Category: Verb Phrase
Origin of bubble:
1350–1400; ME bobel
a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
house of cards, bubble(noun)
a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
"his proposal was nothing but a house of cards"; "a real estate bubble"
an impracticable and illusory idea
"he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble"
a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic
form, produce, or emit bubbles
"The soup was bubbling"
ripple, babble, guggle, burble, bubble, gurgle(verb)
flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles
"bubble to the surface"
cause to form bubbles
"bubble gas through a liquid"
burp, bubble, belch, eruct(verb)
expel gas from the stomach
"In China it is polite to burp at the table"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
air in a liquid
bubbles in the champagne; to blow bubbles
(of liquid) to have bubbles moving in it
Heat until the water begins to bubble.
A spherically contained volume of air, especially one made from soapy liquid.
A small spherical cavity in a solid material.
Anything resembling a hollow sphere.
A period of intense speculation in a market, causing prices to rise quickly to irrational levels as the metaphorical bubble expands, and then fall even more quickly as the bubble bursts.
Someone who has been u2018bubbledu2019 or fooled; a dupe.
a feverish upwelling
a feverish surge of speculation in a financial market, usually followed by a market crash (eg the w:South Sea Bubble).
a Greek (also: bubble and squeak)
To produce bubbles, to rise up in bubbles (such in foods cooking).
To cheat, delude.
To cry, weep.
Origin: Partly imitative, also influenced by burble.
a thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas; as, a soap bubble; bubbles on the surface of a river
a small quantity of air or gas within a liquid body; as, bubbles rising in champagne or aerated waters
a globule of air, or globular vacuum, in a transparent solid; as, bubbles in window glass, or in a lens
a small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits
the globule of air in the spirit tube of a level
anything that wants firmness or solidity; that which is more specious than real; a false show; a cheat or fraud; a delusive scheme; an empty project; a dishonest speculation; as, the South Sea bubble
a person deceived by an empty project; a gull
to rise in bubbles, as liquids when boiling or agitated; to contain bubbles
to run with a gurgling noise, as if forming bubbles; as, a bubbling stream
to sing with a gurgling or warbling sound
Translations for bubble
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a floating ball of air or gas
bubbles in lemonade.
- blasie, bobbelAfrikaans
- bolhaPortuguese (BR)
- die BlaseGerman
- bańka, pęcherzykPolish
- 氣泡Chinese (Trad.)
- бульбашка; пузирUkrainian
- بلبلہ ، حبابUrdu
- bong bóngVietnamese
- 气泡Chinese (Simp.)
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