What does blast mean?

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blæst, blɑstblast

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.

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. blast(verb)

    The act of shooting a firearm.

  2. blast(verb)


  3. blast(verb)

    To play music loud.

  4. blast(verb)

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

  5. blast(verb)

    Last black man standing during a shoot out.

  6. blast(noun)

    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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  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. 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.

  2. Colin Wayne:

    Due to the force of the blast I suffered a concussion and I remember yelling for a medic but nobody was around me. It was pitch black, I couldnt see my hand in front of my face, my leg was throbbing in pain, I could barely breathe due to the massive amount of debris in the air. After a few minutes, two soldiers came in and got me, but those [four to five]minutes felt like hours. So coming back stateside, I have been told by family members that I was a lot more distant and that I had changed some.

  3. 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.

  4. Brian Schaeffer:

    Everything close to where the blast occurred was fractured, i've never seen that amount of force exerted on a structure in my career.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    Most of that time, at least the beginning of it, was right here in Iowa. And it was a 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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    a vigorous blow
    • A. directory
    • B. bash
    • C. contribution
    • D. abdomen

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