What does Blast mean?

Definitions for Blast
blæst, blɑstBlast

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blastnoun

    a very long fly ball

  2. bang, clap, eruption, blast, bamnoun

    a sudden very loud noise

  3. gust, blast, blownoun

    a strong current of air

    "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"

  4. blastnoun

    an explosion (as of dynamite)

  5. good time, blastnoun

    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, blastverb

    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, blareverb

    make a strident sound

    "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone"

  8. smash, nail, boom, blastverb

    hit hard

    "He smashed a 3-run homer"

  9. blast, shellverb

    use explosives on

    "The enemy has been shelling us all day"

  10. blastverb

    apply a draft or strong wind to to

    "the air conditioning was blasting cold air at us"

  11. blast, shellverb

    create by using explosives

    "blast a passage through the mountain"

  12. blastverb

    make with or as if with an explosion

    "blast a tunnel through the Alps"

  13. blast, shootverb

    fire a shot

    "the gunman blasted away"

  14. savage, blast, pillory, crucifyverb

    criticize harshly or violently

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

  15. blast, knock downverb

    shatter as if by explosion

  16. blastverb

    shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blastnoun

    a violent gust of wind

  2. Blastnoun

    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. Blastnoun

    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. Blastnoun

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

  5. Blastnoun

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

  6. Blastnoun

    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. Blastnoun

    a flatulent disease of sheep

  8. Blastverb

    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. Blastverb

    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. Blastverb

    to confound by a loud blast or din

  11. Blastverb

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

  12. Blastverb

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

  13. Blastverb

    to blow; to blow on a trumpet

Freebase

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. blast

    A sudden and violent gust of wind: it is generally of short duration, and succeeded by a fine breeze.--To blast, to blow up with gunpowder.

Rap Dictionary

  1. blastverb

    The act of shooting a firearm.

  2. blastverb

    pcp.

  3. blastverb

    To play music loud.

  4. blastverb

    To "put someone on blast": to call them out as being wrong.

  5. blastverb

    Last black man standing during a shoot out.

  6. blastnoun

    Hit from a crack pipe.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for Blast »

  1. Balts

  2. Blats

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Numerology

  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

Examples of Blast in a Sentence

  1. Roger Federer:

    We went to warm up and were having a blast on the court, but then everything started to get a bit crazy, i was thinking is this the best scenario ? Because people need to get home and be safe and this was honestly when I knew we shouldn't play, it was too much stress and pressure for everybody.

  2. Sani Datti:

    So far seven persons lost their lives and 20 persons were injured in the bomb blast that occurred in Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons camp.

  3. Adam Sarhan:

    Investors are looking for clarity on two major catalysts - earnings season and the Federal Reserve, it's normal for the market to pause before a major level of resistance like 2,134, move sideways for a few days, even a few weeks and then blast off again.

  4. Russell Henley:

    It is a blast playing the 'Bear Trap' and those holes are really visually intimidating, i'm excited to play them again.

  5. Jose Sanchez:

    I think Ive said it a bunch of times, theres nothing better than to move a man from point A to point B against his will, and so when you do that, and you can do it multiple times, its a blast. So there are things that I dont think Ill ever let go away from me. The run game is something I take a lot of pride, because its a way to separate yourself from other people.

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Translations for Blast

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  • 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
  • ledakanIndonesian
  • 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

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