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, burstnoun

    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, burstnoun

    rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

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

  3. burst, fitnoun

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

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

  4. outburst, burst, flare-upverb

    a sudden intense happening

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

  5. burst, split, break openverb

    come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

    "The bubble burst"

  6. break, burst, eruptverb

    force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

    "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"

  7. explode, burstverb

    burst outward, usually with noise

    "The champagne bottle exploded"

  8. burstverb

    move suddenly, energetically, or violently

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

  9. abound, burst, bristleverb

    be in a state of movement or action

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

  10. burstverb

    emerge suddenly

    "The sun burst into view"

  11. collapse, burstverb

    cause to burst

    "The ice broke the pipe"

  12. burst, bustverb

    break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

    "The dam burst"

Wiktionary

  1. burstnoun

    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. burstverb

    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. burstverb

    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. burstverb

    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. burstverb

    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. Burstverb

    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. Burstverb

    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. Burstverb

    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. Burstverb

    to break

  6. Burstverb

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

  7. Burstnoun

    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. Burstnoun

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

  9. Burstnoun

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

  10. Burstnoun

    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. Mike Morgan:

    You don’t get the great big burst of nicotine you get with a cigarette, but at this point, it satisfies my cravings.

  2. John Rogers:

    We talk about how high they have to go into the air, what the maximum burst radius is, and things of that nature.

  3. Daniel Morgan:

    The reactions have been great, so many people just, like, burst out laughing. So many people, like, join in a little bit, doing a little dance in their car and I just love it. Its great to see the smile on peoples faces.

  4. Amir Daud for prayers:

    He got two bullets in front of me. I saw it. The whole burst then came to us, i pushed down my wife and leaned myself on her.

  5. 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.

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Translations for burst

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  • انفجارArabic
  • взривявам, взрив, пръсвам, избухване, пръсвам сеBulgarian
  • prasknout, prasknutíCzech
  • burstDanish
  • Platzen, zerplatzen, Zerbrechen, berstenGerman
  • σκάω, εκρήγνυμαι, έκρηξηGreek
  • kreviEsperanto
  • ráfaga, reventón, estallido, reventar, estalloSpanish
  • پشت سر همPersian
  • räjähdys, haljeta, halkaista, puhkeaminen, räjähtää, räjäyttää, puhjeta, puhkaistaFinnish
  • éclaterFrench
  • szétpukkan, szétpukkasztHungarian
  • eruptoIdo
  • separare, esplosione, scoppiare, esplodere, scoppio, strappareItalian
  • להתפוצץHebrew
  • 破裂, バーストJapanese
  • жарылуу, импульс, дүрт этүү, жарк, чалп эткен дабыш, чулп эткен дабыш, бөлүнүп кетүү, бөлүү, жарылыш, дүрт, башталып кетүүKyrgyz
  • rupti suntLatin
  • pahūMāori
  • barstenDutch
  • pęknąć, pękać, rozsadzać, rozerwaniePolish
  • estouro, explosão, arrebentar, estourarPortuguese
  • лопание, лопаться, взрыв, разорваться, трескаться, лопнуть, разорвать, разрывать, треснуть, разрыв, разрыватьсяRussian
  • brista, skur, spricka, omgång, spräcka, salva, briseraSwedish
  • పగిలిపోవు, పగలగొట్టుTelugu
  • patlatmak, patlamakTurkish
  • вибухUkrainian
  • bể, làm bểVietnamese
  • פּלאַצןYiddish
  • Chinese

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