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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

blast*blæst, blɑst(n.)

  1. a sudden and violent gust of wind.

  2. the blowing of a trumpet, whistle, etc.

  3. a loud, sudden sound or noise:

    a harsh blast from the radio.

  4. a forcible stream of air from the mouth, bellows, or the like.

  5. air forced into a furnace by a blower to increase the rate of combustion. a jet of steam directed up a smokestack, as of a steam locomotive, to increase draft.

    Category: Machinery

  6. a forceful throw, hit, etc.:

    a blast down to third base.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. Slang. something that gives great pleasure, esp. a party.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. a vigorous outburst of criticism; attack.

  9. the charge explosive used at one firing in blasting operations.

    Category: Mining, Civil Engineering

  10. the act of exploding; explosion.

  11. any pernicious or destructive influence, esp. on animals or plants; a blight.

    Category: Plant Pathology

  12. the sudden death of buds, flowers, or young fruit.

    Category: Plant Pathology

  13. (v.t.)to make a loud noise on; blow:

    to blast a horn.

  14. to cause to shrivel or wither.

  15. to ruin; destroy.

  16. to shatter by or as if by an explosion.

  17. to make, form, or open up by blasting:

    to blast a tunnel.

  18. to curse; damn:

    Blast it, there's the phone again!

    Category: Informal

  19. to criticize vigorously; denounce.

  20. to hit or propel with great force.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  21. to shoot.

  22. (v.i.)to produce a loud, blaring sound.

  23. to shoot.

  24. to use or detonate explosives, as a charge of dynamite.

    Category: Mining, Civil Engineering

  25. blast off, (of a self-propelled rocket) to leave a launch pad. (of an astronaut) to travel aloft in a rocket.

    Category: Rocketry, Verb Phrase

Idioms for blast:

  1. (at) full blast, at maximum capacity; at or with full volume or speed.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See wind1.

Origin of blast:

bef. 1000; ME; OE blǣst a blowing



  1. var. of blasto - as a final element:


    Category: Affix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blast(noun)

    a very long fly ball

  2. bang, clap, eruption, blast, bam(noun)

    a sudden very loud noise

  3. gust, blast, blow(noun)

    a strong current of air

    "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"

  4. blast(noun)

    an explosion (as of dynamite)

  5. good time, blast(noun)

    a highly pleasurable or exciting experience

    "we had a good time at the party"; "celebrating after the game was a blast"

  6. fire, attack, flak, flack, blast(verb)

    intense adverse criticism

    "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"

  7. blast, blare(verb)

    make a strident sound

    "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone"

  8. smash, nail, boom, blast(verb)

    hit hard

    "He smashed a 3-run homer"

  9. blast, shell(verb)

    use explosives on

    "The enemy has been shelling us all day"

  10. blast(verb)

    apply a draft or strong wind to to

    "the air conditioning was blasting cold air at us"

  11. blast, shell(verb)

    create by using explosives

    "blast a passage through the mountain"

  12. blast(verb)

    make with or as if with an explosion

    "blast a tunnel through the Alps"

  13. blast, shoot(verb)

    fire a shot

    "the gunman blasted away"

  14. savage, blast, pillory, crucify(verb)

    criticize harshly or violently

    "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"

  15. blast, knock down(verb)

    shatter as if by explosion

  16. blast(verb)

    shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. blast(noun)ˈæst

    a large explosion

    The blast could be heard for miles.

  2. blastˈæst

    a powerful movement of air

    a blast of hot air

  3. blastˈæst

    a loud sound

    a blast of a horn

  4. blastˈæst

    as loud as possible

    teenagers listening to their music full blast

  5. blastˈæst

    a fun experience

    We had a blast at the fair.

  6. blast(verb)ˈæst

    to use explosives to break sth up

    blasting through the rock; blasting the hillside to make a tunnel

  7. blastˈæst

    to play loudly

    music blasting from two speakers

  8. blastˈæst

    to criticize strongly

    the president blasting his opponents

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blast(noun)

    a violent gust of wind

  2. Blast(noun)

    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

  3. Blast(noun)

    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

  4. Blast(noun)

    the sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the sound produces at one breath

  5. Blast(noun)

    a sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight

  6. Blast(noun)

    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

  7. Blast(noun)

    a flatulent disease of sheep

  8. Blast(verb)

    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

  9. Blast(verb)

    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

  10. Blast(verb)

    to confound by a loud blast or din

  11. Blast(verb)

    to rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks

  12. Blast(verb)

    to be blighted or withered; as, the bud blasted in the blossom

  13. Blast(verb)

    to blow; to blow on a trumpet


  1. BLAST

    In bioinformatics, Basic Local Alignment Search Tool, or BLAST, is an algorithm for comparing primary biological sequence information, such as the amino-acid sequences of different proteins or the nucleotides of DNA sequences. A BLAST search enables a researcher to compare a query sequence with a library or database of sequences, and identify library sequences that resemble the query sequence above a certain threshold. Different types of BLASTs are available according to the query sequences. For example, following the discovery of a previously unknown gene in the mouse, a scientist will typically perform a BLAST search of the human genome to see if humans carry a similar gene; BLAST will identify sequences in the human genome that resemble the mouse gene based on similarity of sequence. The BLAST program was designed by Stephen Altschul, Warren Gish, Webb Miller, Eugene Myers, and David J. Lipman at the NIH and was published in the Journal of Molecular Biology in 1990.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. blast

    1. v.,n. Synonym for BLT, used esp. for large data sends over a network or comm line. Opposite of snarf. Usage: uncommon. The variant ‘blat’ has been reported. 2. vt. [HP/Apollo] Synonymous with nuke (sense 3). Sometimes the message Unable to kill all processes. Blast them (y/n)? would appear in the command window upon logout.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BLAST' in Nouns Frequency: #3010

Anagrams of BLAST

  1. Balts

  2. Blats

Translations for BLAST

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a strong, sudden stream (of air)

a blast of cold air.

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