What does explode mean?

Definitions for explode
ɪkˈsploʊdex·plode

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explode, detonate, blow up, set offverb

    cause to burst with a violent release of energy

    "We exploded the nuclear bomb"

  2. explode, burstverb

    burst outward, usually with noise

    "The champagne bottle exploded"

  3. explodeverb

    show a violent emotional reaction

    "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"

  4. explode, burst forth, break looseverb

    be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise

    "His anger exploded"

  5. explodeverb

    destroy by exploding

    "The enemy exploded the bridge"

  6. explodeverb

    cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/

  7. explodeverb

    drive from the stage by noisy disapproval

  8. explodeverb

    show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete

  9. detonate, explode, blow upverb

    burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"

    "The Molotov cocktail exploded"

  10. explode, irruptverb

    increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner

    "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted"

Wiktionary

  1. explodeverb

    To create an explosion, usually resulting in the destruction of an intended target.

    The assassin exploded the car by means of a car bomb.

    Etymology: First recorded around 1538, from the verb explōdere meaning to "drive out or off by clapping". The meaning was originally theatrical, "to drive an actor off the stage by making noise," hence meaning to "to drive out" or "to reject". From ex- meaning "out" + plaudere meaning "to clap" or "to applaud". In English it used to mean to "drive out with violence and sudden noise" (from around 1660), and later meaning to "go off with a loud noise" (from around 1790).

  2. explodeverb

    To destroy violently or abruptly.

    They sought to explode the myth of...

    Etymology: First recorded around 1538, from the verb explōdere meaning to "drive out or off by clapping". The meaning was originally theatrical, "to drive an actor off the stage by making noise," hence meaning to "to drive out" or "to reject". From ex- meaning "out" + plaudere meaning "to clap" or "to applaud". In English it used to mean to "drive out with violence and sudden noise" (from around 1660), and later meaning to "go off with a loud noise" (from around 1790).

  3. explodeverb

    To create an exploded view.

    Explode the assembly drawing so that all the fasteners are visible.

    Etymology: First recorded around 1538, from the verb explōdere meaning to "drive out or off by clapping". The meaning was originally theatrical, "to drive an actor off the stage by making noise," hence meaning to "to drive out" or "to reject". From ex- meaning "out" + plaudere meaning "to clap" or "to applaud". In English it used to mean to "drive out with violence and sudden noise" (from around 1660), and later meaning to "go off with a loud noise" (from around 1790).

  4. explodeverb

    To disprove or debunk.

    Etymology: First recorded around 1538, from the verb explōdere meaning to "drive out or off by clapping". The meaning was originally theatrical, "to drive an actor off the stage by making noise," hence meaning to "to drive out" or "to reject". From ex- meaning "out" + plaudere meaning "to clap" or "to applaud". In English it used to mean to "drive out with violence and sudden noise" (from around 1660), and later meaning to "go off with a loud noise" (from around 1790).

  5. explodeverb

    To blast, to blow up, to burst, to detonate, to go off.

    The bomb explodes.

    Etymology: First recorded around 1538, from the verb explōdere meaning to "drive out or off by clapping". The meaning was originally theatrical, "to drive an actor off the stage by making noise," hence meaning to "to drive out" or "to reject". From ex- meaning "out" + plaudere meaning "to clap" or "to applaud". In English it used to mean to "drive out with violence and sudden noise" (from around 1660), and later meaning to "go off with a loud noise" (from around 1790).

  6. explodeverb

    To make a violent or emotional outburst.

    She exploded when I criticised her hat.

    Etymology: First recorded around 1538, from the verb explōdere meaning to "drive out or off by clapping". The meaning was originally theatrical, "to drive an actor off the stage by making noise," hence meaning to "to drive out" or "to reject". From ex- meaning "out" + plaudere meaning "to clap" or "to applaud". In English it used to mean to "drive out with violence and sudden noise" (from around 1660), and later meaning to "go off with a loud noise" (from around 1790).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Explodeverb

    to become suddenly expanded into a great volume of gas or vapor; to burst violently into flame; as gunpowder explodes

    Etymology: [L. explodere, explosum, to drive out, drive out a player by clapping; ex out + plaudere, plodere, to clap, strike, applaud: cf. OF. exploder. See Plausible.]

  2. Explodeverb

    to burst with force and a loud report; to detonate, as a shell filled with powder or the like material, or as a boiler from too great pressure of steam

    Etymology: [L. explodere, explosum, to drive out, drive out a player by clapping; ex out + plaudere, plodere, to clap, strike, applaud: cf. OF. exploder. See Plausible.]

  3. Explodeverb

    to burst forth with sudden violence and noise; as, at this, his wrath exploded

    Etymology: [L. explodere, explosum, to drive out, drive out a player by clapping; ex out + plaudere, plodere, to clap, strike, applaud: cf. OF. exploder. See Plausible.]

  4. Explodeverb

    to drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily; as, to explode a play

    Etymology: [L. explodere, explosum, to drive out, drive out a player by clapping; ex out + plaudere, plodere, to clap, strike, applaud: cf. OF. exploder. See Plausible.]

  5. Explodeverb

    to bring into disrepute, and reject; to drive from notice and acceptance; as, to explode a scheme, fashion, or doctrine

    Etymology: [L. explodere, explosum, to drive out, drive out a player by clapping; ex out + plaudere, plodere, to clap, strike, applaud: cf. OF. exploder. See Plausible.]

  6. Explodeverb

    to cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate; as, to explode powder by touching it with fire

    Etymology: [L. explodere, explosum, to drive out, drive out a player by clapping; ex out + plaudere, plodere, to clap, strike, applaud: cf. OF. exploder. See Plausible.]

  7. Explodeverb

    to drive out with violence and noise, as by powder

    Etymology: [L. explodere, explosum, to drive out, drive out a player by clapping; ex out + plaudere, plodere, to clap, strike, applaud: cf. OF. exploder. See Plausible.]

Freebase

  1. Explode

    Explode is the fourth full-length studio album by American streetpunk band, The Unseen, released on June 3, 2003.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Explode

    eks-plōd′, v.t. to cry down, as an actor: to bring into disrepute, and reject: to cause to blow up.—v.i. to burst with a loud report: to burst into laughter.—p.adj. Explō′ded, rejected, discarded.—n. Explō′sion, act of exploding: a sudden violent burst with a loud report: a breaking out of feelings, &c.—adj. Explō′sive, liable to or causing explosion: bursting out with violence and noise.—n. something that will explode.—adv. Explō′sively.—n. Explō′siveness. [L. explodĕre, explosumex, out, plaudĕre, to clap the hands.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. explode

    To burst with a loud report; to detonate, as gunpowder, or a shell filled with powder or the like material.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'explode' in Verbs Frequency: #804

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of explode in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of explode in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of explode in a Sentence

  1. The Hollywood Reporter:

    The crippling economics of Broadway have long since ushered in the era of downsized casts and mini-orchestras, so the sheer spectacle value of an opulently costumed 50-member troupe, accompanied by 29 musicians in the pit, is enough to make a musical-theater lover's head explode.

  2. Todd Thompson:

    People are trying to understand supernova explosions, how supermassive black stars explode, how the elements were formed in supermassive stars, so if we could reveal a new population of black holes, it would tell us more about which stars explode, which don't, which form black holes, which form neutron stars. It opens up a new area of study.

  3. Paul Ryan:

    The right's going to get more military money, the left's going to get more welfare money. The secret handshake goes on, and the American public gets stuck with the bill, this deal will do nothing but explode the debt.

  4. Jessica Chambers:

    It makes your head explode, all these different apps.

  5. Supparuek Tongchairith:

    He has a strong personality, vigorous, and direct. If he tries to become a politician, he could try to change but he would never really be able to change 100 percent, because his boiling point is low, if anyone pokes at him, he will explode. And for him to sit in the parliament, I guarantee, he will run into troubles.

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