Definitions of blast

  1. make a strident sound; " She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone"
  2. a long and hard- hit fly ball
  3. an explosion ( as of dynamite)
  4. a strong current of air; " the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
  5. use explosives on; " The enemy has been shelling us all day"
  6. a highly pleasurable or exciting experience; " we had a good time at the party"; " celebrating after the game was a blast"
  7. A violent gust of wind.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. The sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the sound produces at one breath.
  11. A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight.
  12. 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.
  13. A flatulent disease of sheep.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. To confound by a loud blast or din.
  17. To rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks.
  18. To be blighted or withered; as, the bud blasted in the blossom.
  19. To blow; to blow on a trumpet.
  20. A violent or sudden gust of wind; a forcible stream of air from an opening; as, a blast of heat comes from the opened furnace door; the sound produced by blowing a wind- instrument; any sudden harmful influence, as a blight; the explosion of gunpowder, dynamite, etc., in rending or removing rocks, or the charge so used.
  21. To injure; cause to fade or wither by some evil influence; to ruin or destroy; to break open or shatter by any explosive agent.
  22. Blassed.
  23. A blowing or gust of wind: a forcible stream of air: sound of a wind instrument: an explosion of gun powder: anything pernicious.
  24. To strike with some pernicious influence, to blight: to affect with sudden violence or calamity: to rend asunder with gun powder.
  25. A gust or forcible current of wind; sound of a wind instrument; explosion of gunpowder, etc.; a pernicious influence.
  26. To strike with some pernicious influence; to blight; to rend with gunpowder, etc.
  27. To rend in pieces by explosion; wither, as by a wind; blight; shrivel; destroy; ruin; curse.
  28. A strong wind; strong artificial current as of air, steam, etc.
  29. The discharge of an explosive; a loud, sudden sound.
  30. A blight, or blighting influence.
  31. A violent gust of wind; a forcible stream of air, or the sound made by blowing any wind instrument; explosion of gunpowder in splitting rocks, or of inflammable air in a mine; air introduced into a furnace artificially; any pernicious or destructive influence upon animals or plants; a blight; a flatulent disease in sheep.
  32. To strike with and make to wither under some pernicious influence; to blight; to ruin; to strike with terror or calamity; to split rocks with gunpowder. See Blow.
  33. To cause to wither; to blight; to affect with a sudden calamity; to destroy; to confound; to split rocks by gunpowder.

Usage examples for blast

  1. The works were in full blast. – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  2. It stood up just high enough to catch the full force of every blast that blew, and not quite high enough to get a really fine view. – The Man From the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston
  3. I went into the cabin, and found three games of poker in full blast. – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
  4. Between them four distinct groups into which the table talk had divided were now going at full blast. – Black Jack by Max Brand
  5. Difficulties and dangers always delight me, and always call, as with a trumpet blast, my best faculties to action. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  6. The loud angry voice and the cold blast from the open door had awakened him before he had had time to get sound asleep. – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  7. " Guess they didn't hear that," observed Tom, as the echoes of the blast died away. – Tom Swift among the Fire Fighters or, Battling with Flames from the Air by Victor Appleton
  8. Red Arrow recognized the blast as coming from his father's horn, and took from his belt a horn made from the mountain ram's horn. – The Sheep Eaters by William Alonzo Allen
  9. The papers mentioned that Larry had been knocked unconscious by the blast. – Pythias by Frederik Pohl
  10. What, to blast her name? – Bolanyo by Opie Percival Read
  11. Blast her little picture! – Ten Nights in a Bar Room by T. S. Arthur
  12. And those words came ringing down into his soul like the blast of ten thousand trumpets! – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  13. He would use two to blast into the sun and three to blast out again. – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  14. And should they blast any caller the helicopter might carry, Menlik and his riders would accompany them. – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  15. He'll blast my reputation some day, though. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  16. Blast this whole business, though! – Dave Dawson at Casablanca by Robert Sydney Bowen
  17. What power is yours to blast a cause or bless! – The Suppressed Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  18. It was like the blast of a hurricane hurled full against him. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  19. After the Lieutenant had shut off the blast from his pistol at Arcot's signal, the latter said: I don't think anything less than a war tank could stand that pressure. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  20. So he put two fingers to his lips and blew a long, shrill blast. – Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North by Fullerton Waldo