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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bub·ble /ˈbʌbəl/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 泡 磁泡

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bub·ble 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 aërated 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.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bub·ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bubbled p. pr. & vb. n. Bubbling ]
 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.
 3. To sing with a gurgling or warbling sound.
 At mine ear
 Bubbled the nightingale and heeded not.   --Tennyson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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