What does burst mean?

Definitions for burst
bɜrstburst

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. explosion, burst(noun)

    the act of exploding or bursting

    "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"

  2. fusillade, salvo, volley, burst(noun)

    rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

    "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"

  3. burst, fit(noun)

    a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)

    "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"

  4. outburst, burst, flare-up(verb)

    a sudden intense happening

    "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"

  5. burst, split, break open(verb)

    come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

    "The bubble burst"

  6. break, burst, erupt(verb)

    force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

    "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"

  7. explode, burst(verb)

    burst outward, usually with noise

    "The champagne bottle exploded"

  8. burst(verb)

    move suddenly, energetically, or violently

    "He burst out of the house into the cool night"

  9. abound, burst, bristle(verb)

    be in a state of movement or action

    "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"

  10. burst(verb)

    emerge suddenly

    "The sun burst into view"

  11. collapse, burst(verb)

    cause to burst

    "The ice broke the pipe"

  12. burst, bust(verb)

    break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

    "The dam burst"

Wiktionary

  1. burst(Noun)

    An instance of, or the act of bursting.

    The bursts of the bombs could be heard miles away.

    Etymology: bersten, from berstan, from brestanan (compare West Frisian boarste, Dutch barsten, Swedish brista), from bʰre-s-t- (compare Irish bris ‘to break’), enlargement of ‘to snip, split’. More at brine.

  2. burst(Verb)

    To break from internal pressure.

    I blew the balloon up too much, and it burst.

    Etymology: bersten, from berstan, from brestanan (compare West Frisian boarste, Dutch barsten, Swedish brista), from bʰre-s-t- (compare Irish bris ‘to break’), enlargement of ‘to snip, split’. More at brine.

  3. burst(Verb)

    To cause to break from internal pressure.

    I burst the balloon when I blew it up too much.

    Etymology: bersten, from berstan, from brestanan (compare West Frisian boarste, Dutch barsten, Swedish brista), from bʰre-s-t- (compare Irish bris ‘to break’), enlargement of ‘to snip, split’. More at brine.

  4. burst(Verb)

    To separate formfeed at perforation lines

    I printed the report on formfeed paper then burst the sheets.

    Etymology: bersten, from berstan, from brestanan (compare West Frisian boarste, Dutch barsten, Swedish brista), from bʰre-s-t- (compare Irish bris ‘to break’), enlargement of ‘to snip, split’. More at brine.

  5. burst(Verb)

    To enter or exit hurriedly and unexpectedly..

    Etymology: bersten, from berstan, from brestanan (compare West Frisian boarste, Dutch barsten, Swedish brista), from bʰre-s-t- (compare Irish bris ‘to break’), enlargement of ‘to snip, split’. More at brine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burst

    of Burst

  2. Burst(verb)

    to fly apart or in pieces; of break open; to yield to force or pressure, especially to a sudden and violent exertion of force, or to pressure from within; to explode; as, the boiler had burst; the buds will burst in spring

  3. Burst(verb)

    to exert force or pressure by which something is made suddenly to give way; to break through obstacles or limitations; hence, to appear suddenly and unexpectedly or unaccountably, or to depart in such manner; -- usually with some qualifying adverb or preposition, as forth, out, away, into, upon, through, etc

  4. Burst(verb)

    to break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors

  5. Burst(verb)

    to break

  6. Burst(verb)

    to produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall

  7. Burst(noun)

    a sudden breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of passion; a burst of inspiration

  8. Burst(noun)

    any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed

  9. Burst(noun)

    a sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse

  10. Burst(noun)

    a rupture or hernia; a breach

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Burst

    burst, v.t. to break into pieces: to break open suddenly or by violence: to disturb, interrupt.—v.i. to fly open or break in pieces: to break forth or away: to break into some sudden expression of feeling—e.g. 'to burst into song:'—pa.t. and pa.p. burst.—n. a sudden outbreak: a hard gallop: a spurt: a drunken bout.—Burst in, to force one's way violently into; Burst into blossom, to begin to blossom; Burst into tears, to fall a-crying; Burst out, to force one's way out violently; Burst up (coll.), to explode: to fail, become bankrupt.—A burst up, a collapse, failure.—On the burst, on the spree. [A.S. berstan; Ger. bersten; Gael. brisd, to break.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. burst

    The explosion of a shell or any gun.

Suggested Resources

  1. burst

    Song lyrics by burst -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by burst on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'burst' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4739

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'burst' in Verbs Frequency: #631

How to pronounce burst?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say burst in sign language?

  1. burst

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burst in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of burst in a Sentence

  1. Zoe Lofgren:

    John Roberts arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial quickly burst into a partisan fight Tuesday as proceedings began unfolding at the Capitol. Democrats objected strongly to rules proposed by the Republican leader for compressed arguments and a speedy trial. ( AP Photo/Cliff Owen) As powerful as our evidence is.

  2. Sipho P Nkosi:

    No matter how strong we are. Memories can make us burst into tears.

  3. RVM:

    The Power of Intuition is not Magic, but pure Logic for those who let it burst from their Inspiration!

  4. Eugene Botkin:

    Yesterday, at the same reading, I suddenly heard a word that sounded like "Papulya". I nearly burst into sobs. Again -- this is not a hallucination because the word was pronounced, the voice was similar, and I did not doubt for an instant that my daughter, who was supposed to be in Tobolsk, was talking to me ...

  5. Emily Petroff:

    The first fast radio burst was discovered in 2007.

Images & Illustrations of burst

  1. burstburstburstburstburst

Popularity rank by frequency of use

burst#1#9876#10000

Translations for burst

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • انفجارArabic
  • избухване, взривявам, пръсвам се, взрив, пръсвамBulgarian
  • prasknout, prasknutíCzech
  • burstDanish
  • bersten, Platzen, zerplatzen, ZerbrechenGerman
  • σκάω, εκρήγνυμαι, έκρηξηGreek
  • kreviEsperanto
  • ráfaga, reventón, estallido, reventar, estalloSpanish
  • پشت سر همPersian
  • puhjeta, puhkaista, räjähdys, haljeta, räjähtää, halkaista, räjäyttää, puhkeaminenFinnish
  • éclaterFrench
  • szétpukkaszt, szétpukkanHungarian
  • eruptoIdo
  • esplosione, esplodere, strappare, scoppio, scoppiare, separareItalian
  • להתפוצץHebrew
  • 破裂, バーストJapanese
  • башталып кетүү, дүрт, жарылыш, бөлүү, бөлүнүп кетүү, чулп эткен дабыш, дүрт этүү, жарк, импульс, жарылуу, чалп эткен дабышKyrgyz
  • rupti suntLatin
  • pahūMāori
  • barstenDutch
  • pękać, pęknąć, rozsadzać, rozerwaniePolish
  • arrebentar, estourar, estouro, explosãoPortuguese
  • взрыв, лопание, лопаться, разорваться, трескаться, разорвать, разрыв, лопнуть, разрываться, треснуть, разрыватьRussian
  • salva, omgång, brisera, skur, brista, spricka, spräckaSwedish
  • పగలగొట్టు, పగిలిపోవుTelugu
  • patlatmak, patlamakTurkish
  • вибухUkrainian
  • bể, làm bểVietnamese
  • פּלאַצןYiddish
  • Chinese

Get even more translations for burst »

Translation

Find a translation for the burst definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

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:


Discuss these burst definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

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

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "burst." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 26 Nov. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/burst>.

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

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for burst:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.