What does bubble mean?

Definitions for bubble
ˈbʌb əlbub·ble

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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"


  1. bubble(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Partly imitative, also influenced by burble.

  2. bubble(Noun)

    A small spherical cavity in a solid material.

    Etymology: Partly imitative, also influenced by burble.

  3. bubble(Noun)

    Anything resembling a hollow sphere.

    Etymology: Partly imitative, also influenced by burble.

  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.

    Etymology: Partly imitative, also influenced by burble.

  5. bubble(Noun)

    Someone who has been 'bubbled' or fooled; a dupe.

    Etymology: Partly imitative, also influenced by burble.

  6. bubble(Noun)

    a feverish upwelling

    Etymology: Partly imitative, also influenced by burble.

  7. bubble(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Partly imitative, also influenced by burble.

  8. bubble(Noun)

    a Greek (also: bubble and squeak)

    Etymology: Partly imitative, also influenced by burble.

  9. bubble(Verb)

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

    Etymology: Partly imitative, also influenced by burble.

  10. bubble(Verb)

    To cheat, delude.

    Etymology: Partly imitative, also influenced by burble.

  11. bubble(Verb)

    To cry, weep.

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bubble

    bub′l, n. a bladder of water blown out with air: anything empty: a cheating scheme.—adj. unsubstantial, deceptive.—v.i. to rise in bubbles.—v.t. to cheat with bubble schemes:—pr.p. bubb′ling; pa.p. bubb′led.—adj. Bubb′ly.—n. Bubb′ly-jock, a Scotch name for a turkey-cock.—Bubble and squeak, meat and cabbage fried together.—To bubble over, as of a pot boiling, with anger, mirth, &c. [Cf. Sw. bubbla, Dut. bobbel.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bubble

    Another term for spirit-level, used for astronomical instruments.

Rap Dictionary

  1. bubble(noun)

    To have your (rap) career finally rise to the top. "So give me the microphone first so I can bust like a bubble" -- Snoop Dogg (Ain't Nuthin But A G Thang). This is actually a metaphor, not a known word for this.

  2. bubble(noun)

    Ass. "Beautiful bubbles" wen a G grinds her booty pon a youthz buddy...seen

  3. bubble(verb)

    sell drugs.i push to

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bubble in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bubble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of bubble in a Sentence

  1. Kristina Mladenovic:

    I don't know how we're going to keep going, i'm not allowed to do any fitness, to any like public bubble thing. I'm completely on my own with my brother/coach. It's literally a bubble in a bubble. I don't know how to be more precise. Literally seeing no one else. Not allowed to any of the facilities that have been put in place for the players. It's mentally very tough.

  2. Kim Woo-joo:

    The virus can last up to 24 hours on cardboards and over three days on hard surfaces like stainless steel. There is no research on bubble wraps yet, but it could be between a cardboard and a stainless steel.

  3. Nadia Comaneci:

    The fascinating thing for us to bring home to Romania was bubble gum, coloured socks and coloured hair clips. These were things we did n’t have in Romania at the time, we only had white socks in Romania. But when I used to come back from the States, I used to bring back pink and yellow socks with all kind of designs, and hair clips and elastic bands for the ponytail that had colourful designs.

  4. Andre Bakhos:

    The mixed economic data has been a concern. The low-rate environment is a bubble in itself and it's like riding a balloon until the pin pops.

  5. Anonymous:

    Life's like a bubble...pop - Caleb alan Hall

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