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Definitions of bubble

  1. flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise, as of water; " babbling brooks"
  2. expel gas from the stomach; " In China it is polite to burp at the table"
  3. a dome- shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic
  4. an impracticable and illusory idea; " he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble"
  5. 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"
  6. a hollow globule of gas ( e. g., air or carbon dioxide)
  7. form produce, or emit bubbles, as of liquids or gases; " The soup was bubbling"
  8. form, produce, or emit bubbles; " The soup was bubbling"
  9. flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise; " babbling brooks"
  10. A thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas; as, a soap bubble; bubbles on the surface of a river.
  11. A small quantity of air or gas within a liquid body; as, bubbles rising in champagne or aerated waters.
  12. A globule of air, or globular vacuum, in a transparent solid; as, bubbles in window glass, or in a lens.
  13. A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits.
  14. The globule of air in the spirit tube of a level.
  15. 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.
  16. A person deceived by an empty project; a gull.
  17. To rise in bubbles, as liquids when boiling or agitated; to contain bubbles.
  18. To run with a gurgling noise, as if forming bubbles; as, a bubbling stream.
  19. To sing with a gurgling or warbling sound.
  20. A small globe of water or other fluid filled with air or gas; a small body of air or gas rising to the surface of a liquid; anything unreal or fanciful, as an empty shceme to deceive people into investing their money.
  21. To rise in bubbles; run with a gurgling sound.
  22. An auscultatory sound as of a bursting bubble.
  23. A bladder of water blown out with air: anything empty: a cheating scheme.
  24. To rise in bubbles.
  25. A film of liquid filled with air; anything empty; a delusion.
  26. To form bubbles; rise in bubbles; make an intermittent liquid sound.
  27. A vesicle liquid, filled with air or other gas.
  28. Anything unsubstantial; a delusion; cheat; fraud.
  29. A small vesicle of water or other fluid, inflated with air; anything that wants firmness or solidity; a fraudulent scheme.
  30. To cause to bubble; to cheat.
  31. To rise in bubbles; to run with a gurgling noise.
  32. A round film or skin of water full of air; anything empty; a false show; something not real.
  33. To rise up in air- bells, as on the top of a liquid; to run with a gentle gurgling noise; to cheat.
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Usage examples for bubble

  1. Charley laughed, too; you could hear him, but he could only see that the children in the magic bubble were laughing. – The Fairy Nightcaps by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
  2. The wind saw the bubble and picked it up and carried it away, telling it, 'Now you're a balloon- come along and see the world. – Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg
  3. " And the best of it is, Bubble," said Hilda, " that it is all true,- every word of it; or nearly every word." – Queen Hildegarde by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  4. On the way to the Irene Molly called out: " Oh, the beautiful, beautiful, bubble!" – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock
  5. And just then a curious sense of joy seemed to bubble up in my heart. – Life on the Stage by Clara Morris
  6. When she reached her home, she went quickly in the open doorway and let go of her bubble. – Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson
  7. Nine times out of ten you will succeed, and a bubble will swell out from the spool as in Fig. – Little Folks' Handy Book by Lina Beard Adelia B. Beard
  8. So Margaret spoke, and then she sighed, remembering the reason why she should not attend soap- bubble parties. – The Mark Of Cain by Andrew Lang
  9. But I shall have burst like a bubble before the time comes for Graylees. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  10. The last bubble of his welfare was shattered too. – Stories from Hans Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
  11. When the bubble of the spirit- level stands in the same position as it does when the level is placed upon the bore of the cylinder or along the piston rod, the crank will be in line with the cylinder bore. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  12. Then rose a bubble. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  13. What than this bubble? – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  14. " It ought to bubble," she answered quietly. – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  15. I will promise nothing to- night; for I wonder how many times you have come to me brimming over with enthusiasm about some new plan, and how often it has collapsed like a bubble in a couple of days! – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  16. But one day, like a beautiful soap- bubble, the whole Mississippi joke collapsed, and Monsieur Griffard found himself out in the cold with but nine sous in his pocket. – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  17. The room was full of the morning light and the clean air, and a bubble of bird- music poured in from the lawn. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  18. It was a bubble! – The Magic Soap Bubble by David Cory
  19. It was not to be wondered at that she felt annoyed with the man who, at a touch, made the elaborate structure collapse like a bubble. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  20. No offence, Major, no offence, my heart full and bubble up. – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
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