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Meaning of BUBBLE

Pronunciation:  'bubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic
  2. [n]  an impracticable and illusory idea; "he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble"
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
  5. [v]  expel gas from the stomach; "In China it is polite to burp at the table"
  6. [v]  form produce, or emit bubbles, as of liquids or gases; "The soup was bubbling"
  7. [v]  flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise, as of water; "babbling brooks"
 

BUBBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: babble, belch, burble, burp, eruct, guggle, gurgle, house of cards, ripple
 
 See Also: air bubble, breathe, breathe, bubble over, covering, effervesce, emit, emit, fancy, fantasy, fizz, foam, foam, froth, froth, globule, go, illusion, overflow, pass off, pass off, phantasy, scheme, soap bubble, sound, sparkle, spill over, strategy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bub"ble\, n. [Cf. D. bobbel, Dan. boble, Sw. bubbla. Cf.
    {Blob}, n.]
    1. A thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas; as, a soap
       bubble; bubbles on the surface of a river.
    
             Beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow, Like
             bubbles in a late disturbed stream.   --Shak.
    
    2. A small quantity of air or gas within a liquid body; as,
       bubbles rising in champagne or a["e]rated waters.
    
    3. A globule of air, or globular vacuum, in a transparent
       solid; as, bubbles in window glass, or in a lens.
    
    4. A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for
       testing the strength of spirits.
    
    5. The globule of air in the spirit tube of a level.
    
    6. 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.
    
             Then a soldier . . . Seeking the bubble reputation
             Even in the cannon's mouth.           --Shak.
    
    7. A person deceived by an empty project; a gull. [Obs.]
       ``Ganny's a cheat, and I'm a bubble.'' --Prior.
    
    
  2. \Bub"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bubbled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Bubbling}.] [Cf. D. bobbelen, Dan. boble. See {Bubble}, n.]
    1. To rise in bubbles, as liquids when boiling or agitated;
       to contain bubbles.
    
             The milk that bubbled in the pail.    --Tennyson.
    
    2. To run with a gurgling noise, as if forming bubbles; as, a
       bubbling stream. --Pope.
    
    3. To sing with a gurgling or warbling sound.
    
             At mine ear Bubbled the nightingale and heeded not.
                                                   --Tennyson.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming of bubbless, represent merriment, fun, and childhood joys. It may also symbolize wishes or unrealistic expectations. In deciphering this dream symbol, consider also the phrase of "bursting one's bubble".
 
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