Definitions for bubbleˈbʌb əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bub•bleˈbʌb əl(n.; v.)-bled, -bling.

  1. (n.)a nearly spherical body of gas contained in a liquid.

    Category: Physics

  2. a small globule of gas in a thin liquid envelope.

    Category: Physics

  3. a globule of air or gas, or a globular vacuum, contained in a solid.

    Category: Physics

  4. Category: Computers

    Ref: magnetic bubble.

  5. anything that lacks firmness, substance, or permanence; delusion.

  6. an inflated speculation, esp. if fraudulent:

    a real-estate bubble.

  7. the act or sound of bubbling.

  8. a spherical or nearly spherical canopy or shelter; dome.

  9. (v.i.)to form, produce, or release bubbles; effervesce.

  10. to flow or spout with a gurgling noise; gurgle.

  11. to boil.

  12. to issue forth in a lively, sparkling manner:

    The play bubbled with fun.

  13. to seethe or stir, as with excitement:

    My mind bubbles with plans.

  14. (v.t.)to cause to bubble; make bubbles in.

  15. bubble over, to overflow with liveliness or zest.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Origin of bubble:

1350–1400; ME bobel

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bubble(noun)

    a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)

  2. 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"

  3. bubble(noun)

    an impracticable and illusory idea

    "he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble"

  4. bubble(verb)

    a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic

  5. bubble(verb)

    form, produce, or emit bubbles

    "The soup was bubbling"

  6. ripple, babble, guggle, burble, bubble, gurgle(verb)

    flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise

    "babbling brooks"

  7. bubble(verb)

    rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles

    "bubble to the surface"

  8. bubble(verb)

    cause to form bubbles

    "bubble gas through a liquid"

  9. 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

  1. bubble(noun)ˈbʌb əl

    air in a liquid

    bubbles in the champagne; to blow bubbles

  2. bubble(verb)ˈbʌb əl

    (of liquid) to have bubbles moving in it

    Heat until the water begins to bubble.


  1. bubble(Noun)

    A spherically contained volume of air, especially one made from soapy liquid.

  2. bubble(Noun)

    A small spherical cavity in a solid material.

  3. bubble(Noun)

    Anything resembling a hollow sphere.

  4. bubble(Noun)

    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.

  5. bubble(Noun)

    Someone who has been u2018bubbledu2019 or fooled; a dupe.

  6. bubble(Noun)

    a feverish upwelling

  7. bubble(Noun)

    a feverish surge of speculation in a financial market, usually followed by a market crash (eg the w:South Sea Bubble).

  8. bubble(Noun)

    a Greek (also: bubble and squeak)

  9. bubble(Verb)

    To produce bubbles, to rise up in bubbles (such in foods cooking).

  10. bubble(Verb)

    To cheat, delude.

  11. bubble(Verb)

    To cry, weep.

  12. Origin: Partly imitative, also influenced by burble.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bubble(noun)

    a thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas; as, a soap bubble; bubbles on the surface of a river

  2. Bubble(noun)

    a small quantity of air or gas within a liquid body; as, bubbles rising in champagne or aerated waters

  3. Bubble(noun)

    a globule of air, or globular vacuum, in a transparent solid; as, bubbles in window glass, or in a lens

  4. Bubble(noun)

    a small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits

  5. Bubble(noun)

    the globule of air in the spirit tube of a level

  6. Bubble(noun)

    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

  7. Bubble(noun)

    a person deceived by an empty project; a gull

  8. Bubble(noun)

    to rise in bubbles, as liquids when boiling or agitated; to contain bubbles

  9. Bubble(noun)

    to run with a gurgling noise, as if forming bubbles; as, a bubbling stream

  10. Bubble(noun)

    to sing with a gurgling or warbling sound


  1. Bubble

    Bubble is a 2005 film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It was shot on high-definition video. It featured some unusual production aspects. In traditional terms, the movie has no script. All lines were improvised according to an outline written by screenwriter Coleman Hough, who previously teamed with Soderbergh on Full Frontal. Bubble was shot and edited by Soderbergh under the pseudonyms Peter Andrews and Mary Ann Bernard. The film uses non-professional actors recruited from the Parkersburg, West Virginia / Belpre, Ohio area, where the film was shot. For example, the lead, Debbie Doebereiner, was found working the drive-through window in a Parkersburg KFC. Bubble was released simultaneously in movie theaters and on the cable/satellite TV network HDNet Movies on January 27, 2006. The DVD was released a few days later on January 31. It was nominated for Best Director for Steven Soderbergh at the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards. Bubble is the first of six films Soderbergh plans to shoot and release in the same manner. The score for the movie was composed by Robert Pollard, who lives in Ohio.

Translations for bubble

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a floating ball of air or gas

bubbles in lemonade.

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