Definitions for blast
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blast.
a very long fly ball
bang, clap, eruption, blast, bamnoun
a sudden very loud noise
gust, blast, blownoun
a strong current of air
"the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
an explosion (as of dynamite)
good time, blastnoun
a highly pleasurable or exciting experience
"we had a good time at the party"; "celebrating after the game was a blast"
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"
make a strident sound
"She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone"
smash, nail, boom, blastverb
"He smashed a 3-run homer"
use explosives on
"The enemy has been shelling us all day"
apply a draft or strong wind to to
"the air conditioning was blasting cold air at us"
create by using explosives
"blast a passage through the mountain"
make with or as if with an explosion
"blast a tunnel through the Alps"
fire a shot
"the gunman blasted away"
savage, blast, pillory, crucifyverb
criticize harshly or violently
"The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
blast, knock downverb
shatter as if by explosion
shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from blæst, Saxon; blasen, Germ. to blow.
They that stand high, have many blasts to shake them;
And, if they fall, they dash themselves to pieces. William Shakespeare, Richard III.
Thou unsubstantial air, that I embrace;
The wretch that thou hast blown unto the worst,
Owes nothing to thy blasts. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Perhaps thy fortune doth controul the winds,
Doth loose or bind their blasts in secret cave. Edward Fairfax, b. i.
Three ships were hurry’d by the southern blast,
And on the secret shelves with fury cast. John Dryden, Æneid.
In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man,
As modest stilness and humility;
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tyger. William Shakespeare, Henry V.
He blew his trumpet —— the angelick blast
Fill’d all the regions. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xi. l. 76.
The Veline fountains, and sulphureous Nar,
Shake at the baleful blast, the signal of the war. John Dryden, Æn.
Whether there be two different goddesses called Fame, or one goddess sounding two different trumpets, it is certain, villainy has as good a title to a blast from the proper trumpet, as virtue has from the former. Jonathan Swift.
By the blast of God they perish. Job, iv. 9.
Etymology: from the noun.
You nimble lightnings, dart your blinding flames
Into her scornful eyes! infect her beauty,
You fensuck’d fogs, drawn by the powerful sun,
To fall and blast her pride. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Oh! Portius, is there not some chosen curse,
Some hidden thunder in the store of heaven,
Red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man,
Who owes his greatness to his country’s ruin. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Upon this blasted heath you stop our way. Macbeth.
And behold seven thin ears, and blasted with the eastwind sprung up after them. Gen. xli. 6.
She that like lightning shin’d, while her face lasted,
The oak now resembles, which lightning had blasted. Edmund Waller.
To his green years your censures you would suit,
Not blast that blossom, but expect the fruit. Dryden.
Agony unmix’d, incessant gall
Corroding every thought, and blasting all
Love’s paradise. James Thomson, Spring, l. 1075.
He shews himself either very weak, if he will take my work, when he thinks I deserve no credit; or very malicious, if he knows I deserve credit, and yet goes about to blast it. Edward Stillingfleet, Defence of Discourses on Romish Idolatry.
This commerce, Jeshophat king of Juda endeavoured to renew; but his enterprize was blasted by the destruction of vessels in the harbour. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.
With brazen din, blast you the city’s ears;
Make mingle with your ratt’ling tabourines. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra.
In bioinformatics, BLAST (basic local alignment search tool) is an algorithm and program for comparing primary biological sequence information, such as the amino-acid sequences of proteins or the nucleotides of DNA and/or RNA sequences. A BLAST search enables a researcher to compare a subject protein or nucleotide sequence (called a query) with a library or database of sequences, and identify database sequences that resemble the query sequence above a certain threshold. 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.
a violent gust of wind
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
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
the sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the sound produces at one breath
a sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight
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
a flatulent disease of sheep
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
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
to confound by a loud blast or din
to rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks
to be blighted or withered; as, the bud blasted in the blossom
to blow; to blow on a trumpet
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
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. 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
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.
The act of shooting a firearm.
To play music loud.
To "put someone on blast": to call them out as being wrong.
Last black man standing during a shoot out.
Hit from a crack pipe.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'blast' in Nouns Frequency: #3010
The numerical value of blast in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of blast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Its the same good ol stuff, the same ol funny one-liners and I havent really strayed from that, my specials are a blast. Its a setup-punch-setup-punch format. Whats in the trailer is what fans are going to see for an hour and 10 minutes -- just one [joke] after another.
Spring training, it’s a blast—everything’s just done really well out here, everything’s super close. It’s just nice having all the fans come out from all the different teams. It’s a good atmosphere.
I think they were trying to disrupt the result ... the high court decided that the election was illegal, it (the blast) was close to the high court, nobody was killed and it didn't affect the building.
The infrared shows us that the surface of the south pole is young, which is not a surprise because we knew about the jets that blast icy material there, now, thanks to these infrared eyes, you can go back in time and say that one large region in the northern hemisphere appears also young and was probably active not that long ago, in geologic timelines.
First a magnetic bomb pasted to a minibus exploded, then a suicide bomber blew himself near the bus attack site and the third blast happened when a car was blown up by unknown militants, the death toll could rise from all the three blasts.
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Translations for blast
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- проклинам, взривявам, експлозия, порив, духане, свиря силно, гърмяBulgarian
- Windstoß, ExplosionGerman
- törähtää, pahus, pärähdys, kirota, räjähdys, laukaista, kirottua, paahtaa, puhallus, sättiä, kuihduttaa, tuulenpuuska, alkeissolu, puhahdus, jyrähtää, räjähtää, töräys, törähdys, räjäyttää, painaa läpi, haukkua, mollata, puuska, blasti, soimata, ilmavirtaFinnish
- sgalScottish Gaelic
- cribbio, esplosione, folata, getto, citoblasto, raffica, scoppio, ventata, squillo, colpo di ventoItalian
- 突風, 疾風Japanese
- زرمه, تهقینهوه, تهقانهوهKurdish
- ontploffing, rukwind, windstootDutch
- explosjon, sprengingNorwegian
- explosão, ventaniaPortuguese
- suflare, rafală (de vânt), vijelie, suflu, explozieRomanian
- порыв, грохот, взорвать, грохотать, взрывать, порыв ветра, проклинать, дутьё, взрыв, проклясть, греметь, раскритиковатьRussian
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