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


  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


  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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  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. Basir Jan:

    Before the blast we were so happy, all our family, relatives and friends were at the hall and we were enjoying the wedding, when the blast happened, I saw dead bodies of my relatives and friends. Eight of my close friends were killed in the blast. It was a scene I will always remember.

  2. Nur Ali:

    So far we know three Turkish engineers and their translator were injured. Two other police men were injured in the blast.

  3. 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.

  4. Mohamed Yassin:

    That particular passenger( who was behind the blast) boarded the aircraft on a Turkish Airlines boarding pass and was on the list for the Turkish Airlines manifest.

  5. Robert Brown:

    We are disappointed and concerned by statements that reduce individuals to stereotypes on the basis of a broad category such as sex, race, or ethnicity, Brown wrote in a blast e-mail to the Boston University community. I believe Dr. Grundy’s remarks fit this characterization.

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  • انفجارArabic
  • проклинам, взривявам, експлозия, порив, духане, свиря силно, гърмяBulgarian
  • Windstoß, ExplosionGerman
  • έκρηξηGreek
  • 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
  • rafaleFrench
  • blastIrish
  • sgalScottish Gaelic
  • robbanásHungarian
  • ledakanIndonesian
  • cribbio, esplosione, folata, getto, citoblasto, raffica, scoppio, ventata, squillo, colpo di ventoItalian
  • 突風, 疾風Japanese
  • زرمه‌, ته‌قینه‌وه‌, ته‌قانه‌وه‌Kurdish
  • uruhangaMāori
  • 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
  • kilipuziSwahili
  • patlamaTurkish
  • 爆破Chinese

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