Meaning of BUBBLE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ bʌb(ə)l ]

( bubbles, bubbling, bubbled)


Bubbles are small balls of air or gas in a liquid.

Ink particles attach themselves to air bubbles and rise to the surface.

...a bubble of gas trapped under the surface.



A bubble is a hollow ball of soapy liquid that is floating in the air or standing on a surface.

With soap and water, bubbles and boats, children love bathtime.



A bubble is a situation in which large numbers of people want to buy shares in a company that is new or not yet financially successful, and pay more than the shares are worth. When it becomes clear that the shares are worth less than people paid for them, you can say that the bubble has burst. ( BUSINESS )

Everyone is hoping that these hi-tech companies will turn out to be the Microsofts of the future. At the moment they look more like the focus of a speculative bubble...

When the development bubble burst, federal regulators started probing the balance sheets of the biggest banks.



In a cartoon, a speech bubble is the shape which surrounds the words which a character is thinking or saying.



When a liquid bubbles , bubbles move in it, for example because it is boiling or moving quickly.

Heat the seasoned stock until it is bubbling...

The fermenting wine has bubbled up and over the top...

VERB : V , V adv / prep


A feeling, influence, or activity that is bubbling away continues to occur.

...political tensions that have been bubbling away for years...

VERB : usu cont , V adv / prep


Someone who is bubbling with a good feeling is so full of it that they keep expressing the way they feel to everyone around them.

She came to the phone bubbling with excitement...

VERB : usu cont , V with n

Bubble over means the same as bubble .

He was quite tireless, bubbling over with vitality.


Bubble is also a noun.

As she spoke she felt a bubble of optimism rising inside her.

N-COUNT : usu N of n

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.