What does BLAST mean?

Definitions for BLASTblæst, blɑst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word BLAST.

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

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blast

    blast, n. a blowing or gust of wind: a forcible stream of air: sound of a wind instrument; an explosion of gunpowder: anything pernicious.—v.t. to strike with some pernicious influence, to blight: to affect with sudden violence or calamity: to rend asunder with gunpowder.—adj. Blast′ed, blighted: cursed, damned.—ns. Blast′-fur′nace, a smelting furnace into which hot air is blown; Blast′-hole, a hole in the bottom of a pump through which water enters; Blast′ing, the separating of masses of stone by means of an explosive substance; Blast′ing-gel′atine, a powerful explosive made of gun-cotton and nitro-glycerine; Blast′ment, withering or shrivelling up caused by blasting; Blast′-pipe, a pipe in a steam-engine, to convey the waste-steam up the chimney. [A.S. blǽst; cf. Ice. beása; Ger. blasen.]

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 for BLAST »

  1. Balts

  2. Blats


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BLAST in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BLAST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steven French:

    It's just like a rush. You're revolting from the cops, it's a blast to do things that you're not supposed to do.

  2. Charles R. Swindoll:

    Stand still... and refuse to retreat. Look at it as God looks at it and draw upon His power to hold up under the blast.

  3. Inspector Mewa Lal Gaur:

    When the first blast took place in the gas cylinder many people collected there to watch and see what had happened. Then there was a secondary blast.

  4. Valentyna Yefimova:

    We were sitting inside when the shelling started … and then a shell landed on the corner of the house, but we were lucky as the blast threw the refrigerator onto us and it protected us from splinters.

  5. George Gordon Byron:

    For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,And breathed in the face of the foe as he pass'dAnd the eyes of the sleepers wax'd deadly and chill,And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still

Images & Illustrations of BLAST

Translations for BLAST

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • انفجارArabic
  • порив, гърмя, свиря силно, проклинам, духане, експлозия, взривявамBulgarian
  • Windstoß, ExplosionGerman
  • έκρηξηGreek
  • paahtaa, soimata, haukkua, mollata, puuska, blasti, ilmavirta, puhallus, kirottua, räjähdys, pahus, törähtää, pärähdys, kirota, laukaista, sättiä, kuihduttaa, tuulenpuuska, alkeissolu, puhahdus, jyrähtää, räjähtää, töräys, törähdys, räjäyttää, painaa läpiFinnish
  • rafaleFrench
  • blastIrish
  • sgalScottish Gaelic
  • robbanásHungarian
  • colpo di vento, ventata, esplosione, scoppio, cribbio, raffica, citoblasto, folata, getto, squilloItalian
  • 疾風, 突風Japanese
  • ته‌قینه‌وه‌, زرمه‌, ته‌قانه‌وه‌Kurdish
  • uruhangaMāori
  • ontploffing, windstoot, rukwindDutch
  • sprenging, explosjonNorwegian
  • ventania, explosãoPortuguese
  • vijelie, suflare, rafală (de vânt), suflu, explozieRomanian
  • порыв, грохот, грохотать, взрывать, проклинать, проклясть, порыв ветра, дутьё, взрыв, греметь, взорвать, раскритиковатьRussian
  • kilipuziSwahili
  • patlamaTurkish
  • 爆破Chinese

Get even more translations for BLAST »


Find a translation for the BLAST definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these BLAST definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"BLAST." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 29 Apr. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/BLAST>.

Are we missing a good definition for BLAST? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for BLAST:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.