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Definitions of blast

  1. To rend in pieces by explosion; wither, as by a wind; blight; shrivel; destroy; ruin; curse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To confound by a loud blast or din. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To injure; cause to fade or wither by some evil influence; to ruin or destroy; to break open or shatter by any explosive agent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To strike with some pernicious influence, to blight: to affect with sudden violence or calamity: to rend asunder with gun powder. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To strike with some pernicious influence; to blight; to rend with gunpowder, etc. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To be blighted or withered; as, the bud blasted in the blossom. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To blow; to blow on a trumpet. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. make a strident sound; "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To strike with and make to wither under some pernicious influence; to blight; to ruin; to strike with terror or calamity; to split rocks with gunpowder. See Blow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To cause to wither; to blight; to affect with a sudden calamity; to destroy; to confound; to split rocks by gunpowder. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. an explosion (as of dynamite) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a highly pleasurable or exciting experience; "we had a good time at the party"; "celebrating after the game was a blast" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. A violent gust of wind. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the sound produces at one breath. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A flatulent disease of sheep. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A violent or sudden gust of wind; a forcible stream of air from an opening; as, a blast of heat comes from the opened furnace door; the sound produced by blowing a wind-instrument; any sudden harmful influence, as a blight; the explosion of gunpowder, dynamite, etc., in rending or removing rocks, or the charge so used. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. A blowing or gust of wind: a forcible stream of air: sound of a wind instrument: an explosion of gun powder: anything pernicious. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. A gust or forcible current of wind; sound of a wind instrument; explosion of gunpowder, etc.; a pernicious influence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. A strong wind; strong artificial current as of air, steam, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. The discharge of an explosive; a loud, sudden sound. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A blight, or blighting influence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A violent gust of wind; a forcible stream of air, or the sound made by blowing any wind instrument; explosion of gunpowder in splitting rocks, or of inflammable air in a mine; air introduced into a furnace artificially; any pernicious or destructive influence upon animals or plants; a blight; a flatulent disease in sheep. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. Blassed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for blast

  1. The works were in full blast – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  2. It stood up just high enough to catch the full force of every blast that blew, and not quite high enough to get a really fine view. – The Man From the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston
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