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Definition of Bubble


  1. A thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas; as, a soap bubble; bubbles on the surface of a river.
  2. A small quantity of air or gas within a liquid body; as, bubbles rising in champagne or aerated 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.
  7. A person deceived by an empty project; a gull.
  8. To rise in bubbles, as liquids when boiling or agitated; to contain bubbles.
  9. To run with a gurgling noise, as if forming bubbles; as, a bubbling stream.
  10. To sing with a gurgling or warbling sound.

Bubble Quotations

I realize that I live on the bubble of insanity. I feel the weight of human suffering, loneliness and despair on me all the time. It's not getting easier; if anything, it's always right on the edge of my skin.
Erwin McManus

Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. - Marcus Aurelius
Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.
Marcus Aurelius

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

We live in a strange bubble.
Brian Molko

Songs really are like a form of time travel because they really have moved forward in a bubble. Everyone who's connected with it, the studio's gone, the musicians are gone, and the only thing that's left is this recording which was only about a three-minute period maybe 70 years ago.
Tom Waits
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Bubble Translations

bubble in Dutch is borrelen
bubble in French is bulle, vessie
bubble in German is blubbern, Blase, Blasen, sprudeln, sprudeln
bubble in Italian is soffio
bubble in Portuguese is bexiga, bolha
bubble in Spanish is burbuja, vejiga
bubble in Swedish is porla, bubbla
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