What does explode mean?

Definitions for explode
ɪkˈsploʊdex·plode

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explode, detonate, blow up, set off(verb)

    cause to burst with a violent release of energy

    "We exploded the nuclear bomb"

  2. explode, burst(verb)

    burst outward, usually with noise

    "The champagne bottle exploded"

  3. explode(verb)

    show a violent emotional reaction

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

  4. explode, burst forth, break loose(verb)

    be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise

    "His anger exploded"

  5. explode(verb)

    destroy by exploding

    "The enemy exploded the bridge"

  6. explode(verb)

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

  7. explode(verb)

    drive from the stage by noisy disapproval

  8. explode(verb)

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

  9. detonate, explode, blow up(verb)

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

    "The Molotov cocktail exploded"

  10. explode, irrupt(verb)

    increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner

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

Wiktionary

  1. explode(Verb)

    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. explode(Verb)

    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. explode(Verb)

    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. explode(Verb)

    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. explode(Verb)

    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. explode(Verb)

    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. Explode(verb)

    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. Explode(verb)

    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. Explode(verb)

    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. Explode(verb)

    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. Explode(verb)

    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. Explode(verb)

    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. Explode(verb)

    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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  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. David Jones:

    I think Georgia is just going to explode onto the radar next year, we're talking about 500 varietals of grapes, the origin of wine production in the world, stunning mountains, powder snow, castles and food that's just over the top.

  2. Read MoreAnd:

    It was about innocence and the way that innocence is lost and how people explode into a different iteration of themselves.

  3. 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.

  4. Michele Gonzalez:

    That part was okay. The most difficult was going through the entire 112-mile bike ride [6.5 hours] without pumping, by that point, my boobs were heavy and felt like they were ready to explode. I pumped in the second transition and then completed the run.

  5. Toshitsugu Fujii:

    If hot water or magma becomes involved, it could explode at a deeper level, and there would probably be very little warning, things are now taking place at a shallow level and probably it won't go that far. But you can't say when that might change.

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