1. Noun.  A spherically contained volume of air, especially one made from soapy liquid.
  2. Noun.  A small spherical cavity in a solid material.
  3. Noun.  Anything resembling a hollow sphere.
  4. Noun.  (economics) A period of intense speculation in a market, causing prices to rise quickly to irrational levels as the metaphorical bubble expands, and then fall even more quickly as the bubble bursts.
  5. Noun.  (obsolete) Someone who has been ‘bubbled’ or fooled; a dupe.
  6. Noun.  (figuratively) a feverish upwelling.
  7. Noun.  (figuratively) a feverish surge of speculation in a financial market, usually followed by a market crash (eg the w:South Sea Bubble).
  8. Noun.  (Cockney rhyming slang) a Greek (''also:'' bubble and squeak).
  9. Verb.  (intransitive) To produce bubbles, to rise up in bubbles (such in foods cooking).
  10. Verb.  (transitive, archaic) To cheat, delude.
  11. Verb.  (intransitive, Scotland) To cry, weep.

This is an unmodified, but possibly outdated, definition from Wiktionary and used here under the Creative Commons license. Wiktionary is a great resource. If you like it too, please donate to Wikimedia.

This entry was last updated on RefTopia from its source on 3/20/2012.