'BLAST' definitions:

Definition of 'blast'

(from WordNet)
A very long fly ball
A sudden very loud noise [syn: bang, clap, eruption, blast, bam]
A strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust" [syn: gust, blast, blow]
An explosion (as of dynamite)
A highly pleasurable or exciting experience; "we had a good time at the party"; "celebrating after the game was a blast" [syn: good time, blast]
Intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak" [syn: fire, attack, flak, flack, blast]
Make a strident sound; "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone" [syn: blast, blare]
Hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer" [syn: smash, nail, boom, blast]
Use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day" [syn: blast, shell]
Apply a draft or strong wind to to; "the air conditioning was blasting cold air at us"
Create by using explosives; "blast a passage through the mountain" [syn: blast, shell]
Make with or as if with an explosion; "blast a tunnel through the Alps"
Fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away" [syn: blast, shoot]
Criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage" [syn: savage, blast, pillory, crucify]
Shatter as if by explosion [syn: blast, knock down]
Shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly

Definition of 'Blast'

  • Blast \Blast\ (bl[.a]st), n. [AS. bl[=ae]st a puff of wind, a blowing; akin to Icel. bl[=a]str, OHG. bl[=a]st, and fr. a verb akin to Icel. bl[=a]sa to blow, OHG. bl[^a]san, Goth. bl[=e]san (in comp.); all prob. from the same root as E. blow. See Blow to eject air.]
  • 1. A violent gust of wind. [1913 Webster]
  • And see where surly Winter passes off, Far to the north, and calls his ruffian blasts; His blasts obey, and quit the howling hill. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. A forcible stream of air from an orifice, as from a bellows, the mouth, etc. Hence: The continuous blowing to which one charge of ore or metal is subjected in a furnace; as, to melt so many tons of iron at a blast. [1913 Webster]
  • Note: The terms hot blast and cold blast are employed to designate whether the current is heated or not heated before entering the furnace. A blast furnace is said to be in blast while it is in operation, and out of blast when not in use. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. The exhaust steam from and engine, driving a column of air out of a boiler chimney, and thus creating an intense draught through the fire; also, any draught produced by the blast. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. The sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the sound produces at one breath. [1913 Webster]
  • One blast upon his bugle horn Were worth a thousand men. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
  • The blast of triumph o'er thy grave. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight. [1913 Webster]
  • By the blast of God they perish. --Job iv. 9. [1913 Webster]
  • Virtue preserved from fell destruction's blast. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 6. The act of rending, or attempting to rend, heavy masses of rock, earth, etc., by the explosion of gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; also, the charge used for this purpose. "Large blasts are often used." --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster]
  • 7. A flatulent disease of sheep. [1913 Webster]
  • Blast furnace, a furnace, usually a shaft furnace for smelting ores, into which air is forced by pressure.
  • Blast hole, a hole in the bottom of a pump stock through which water enters.
  • Blast nozzle, a fixed or variable orifice in the delivery end of a blast pipe; -- called also blast orifice.
  • In full blast, in complete operation; in a state of great activity. See Blast, n., 2. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Blast'

  • Blast \Blast\, v. i.
  • 1. To be blighted or withered; as, the bud blasted in the blossom. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To blow; to blow on a trumpet. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • Toke his blake trumpe faste And gan to puffen and to blaste. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Blast'

  • Blast \Blast\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Blasting.]
  • 1. To injure, as by a noxious wind; to cause to wither; to stop or check the growth of, and prevent from fruit-bearing, by some pernicious influence; to blight; to shrivel. [1913 Webster]
  • Seven thin ears, and blasted with the east wind. --Gen. xii. 6. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Hence, to affect with some sudden violence, plague, calamity, or blighting influence, which destroys or causes to fail; to visit with a curse; to curse; to ruin; as, to blast pride, hopes, or character. [1913 Webster]
  • I'll cross it, though it blast me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • Blasted with excess of light. --T. Gray. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To confound by a loud blast or din. [1913 Webster]
  • Trumpeters, With brazen din blast you the city's ear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. To rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'blast'

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Acronyms for 'blast'

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