What does burst mean?

Definitions for burst
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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.

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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

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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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. The world is a library in which only the conscious becomes wiser. 2. The world of people You are in the amusement park, gloomy clown fantasy, circus themes everywhere, you feel the grin of awareness forever smiling in the soul. On you is a clown makeup of hypocrisy and a flower of laughter on your clown jacket, it sprinkles with juice and gives insight. You have in your hands a card on one part, that is, the bright side of your personality, on it another person who is a joker is mirrored. You get up from the attraction chair and get into the baby car with a motor. You see a chain carousel of disunity, a horse carousel a symbol of pride, and the fakirs show a fire show, expressing their fiery opinion. You go to the children's playroom everywhere egoists go, play an American game in which many people hold their hands for days on what they want to get. In another room of the disco foam party of life-size puppets who do not want to be themselves, eerie soap bubbles in the form of clown smiles burst with the roar of a terrible clown laugh of awareness. A ghost train travels everywhere for children who will never grow up inside, gaining adults who do not feel reality, who travel on an endless journey of infantility. History, fashion and philosophy have turned reality into a paradoxical anachronism, and morality has fallen into suspended animation here expecting better times. 3. Understanding, accepting alien worlds, your world will expand to an alternative universe. 4. The human world is a fun party in a madhouse, open your eyes - this is a fun evening party in hell. 5. Self-knowledge is a whole archeology. You can find in yourself a whole, lost civilization from a past life. This is not a known inner world that is forgotten due to problems with the outside world. 6. Reality has very gloomy humor, painted with neon luminescent paint of irony and sarcasm hints and clues lurk in them. Does he seem cruel to you? You have no sense of humor. 7. Only death can write you out of this psychiatric hospital. 8. The end of the world is the logical conclusion of human madness. 9. The world is a fun amusement park, gloomy fun reigns here, funny, black melancholy is felt in the air, laughter of madness is heard everywhere. To ride this or that attraction, your understanding and awareness should be of such growth. 10. You feel the mortal humor of reality, its lethal tin. If you cannot stop laughing, then you understand her jokes. You realize that philosophy in this fun, fun, fun hell is very deep, deep, deep shit. You see how you are attached to the rails in this house of terrible, crazy fun, and from that door, which shows a cheerful skull, you will be moved at any moment, cheerful, smiling, children's train of your madness, your fate: chuh-chuh- chuh-tu-tuuu. Yes, these rails, this is a very funny deja vu of reincarnation, in which every time a completely new joke is prepared for you. And as always, your fate, your executioner. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Joseph Tame:

    The reactions range from sudden burst of laughter to a couple of people have screamed in surprise and in delight, a lot of people just say 'What? What? What are you doing?' And I tell them I'm being a Christmas tree.

  3. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    Desire is like a fire…In the end it makes us burst. And though we achieve what we want, it will never Quench our thirst.

  4. James Corden:

    Only once, I went mad in 2007, i got massaged into madness. I went on a holiday in the Maldives and I was extremely bored, so I thought, ‘I’ll have another massage.’ I was having about 30 massages a day. At the end of the holiday, I felt a little strange… I got on the plane to go home, opened the newspaper reading the football results, and I burst into tears. And I couldn’t stop crying for three weeks. It was completely absurd… so I went to see shrinks then.

  5. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    Desire is like a fire ... In the end it makes us burst. And thought we achieve what we want, it will never Quench our thirst.

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  • 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

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