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Blast meaning

blast - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. a highly pleasurable or exciting experience; " we had a good time at the party"; " celebrating after the game was a blast"
  2. 2. A violent gust of wind.
  3. 3. A forcible stream of air from an orifice, as from a bellows, the mouth, etc. Hence: The continuous blowing to which one charge of ore or metal is subjected in a furnace; as, to melt so many tons of iron at a blast.
  4. 4. The exhaust steam from and engine, driving a column of air out of a boiler chimney, and thus creating an intense draught through the fire; also, any draught produced by the blast.
  5. 5. The sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the sound produces at one breath.
  6. 6. A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight.
  7. 7. The act of rending, or attempting to rend, heavy masses of rock, earth, etc., by the explosion of gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; also, the charge used for this purpose.
  8. 8. A flatulent disease of sheep.
  9. 9. To injure, as by a noxious wind; to cause to wither; to stop or check the growth of, and prevent from fruit- bearing, by some pernicious influence; to blight; to shrivel.
  10. 10. Hence, to affect with some sudden violence, plague, calamity, or blighting influence, which destroys or causes to fail; to visit with a curse; to curse; to ruin; as, to blast pride, hopes, or character.
  11. 11. To confound by a loud blast or din.
  12. 12. To rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks.
  13. 13. To be blighted or withered; as, the bud blasted in the blossom.
  14. 14. To blow; to blow on a trumpet.
  15. 15. A gust or forcible current of wind; sound of a wind instrument; explosion of gunpowder, etc.; a pernicious influence.
  16. 16. To strike with some pernicious influence; to blight; to rend with gunpowder, etc.

blast - examples of usage

  1. There is a difference in its roar- the note is distinct from the harsh sound of the chilly winter blast. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. All his set speeches had been blown to the clouds by the blast of his passion. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. Before the ear could well receive the shock of the blast the whole of the barrels exploded along with some twelve or fourteen parcels. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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