What does bubble mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.

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How to say bubble in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Eugenie Bouchard:

    It's not like that. It's pretty chilled, pretty relaxed, we're all friendly and talking to each other and that's fine. When it's match day or game time, for me I'm definitely in my own bubble doing my own thing.

  3. Brett Kavanaugh:

    I don't live in a bubble. I understand. I live in the real world. I understand the importance of the issue.

  4. Mark Campanale:

    We weren’t thinking of a political narrative at all, we said there are risks riddled across the system, and that the answer to the carbon bubble was to address the regulatory challenges.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A wise quote may not be famous and a famous quote may not be wise! Stick to the wise as the other one is just a bubble!

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