Definition of Blast

1. Noun. A very long fly ball.

Generic synonyms: Fly, Fly Ball
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game



2. Verb. Make a strident sound. "The streets blast with cars "; "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone"
Exact synonyms: Blare
Generic synonyms: Make Noise, Noise, Resound
Derivative terms: Blare

3. Noun. A sudden very loud noise.
Exact synonyms: Bam, Bang, Clap, Eruption
Generic synonyms: Noise
Specialized synonyms: Water Hammer
Derivative terms: Bang, Bang, Clap

4. Verb. Hit hard. "He smashed a 3-run homer"
Exact synonyms: Boom, Nail, Smash
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Smash, Smasher

5. Noun. A strong current of air. "The tree was bent almost double by the gust"
Exact synonyms: Blow, Gust
Specialized synonyms: Bluster, Sandblast, Puff, Puff Of Air, Whiff
Generic synonyms: Air Current, Current Of Air, Wind
Derivative terms: Blow, Blow, Blow, Blowy, Gusty

6. Verb. Use explosives on. "The enemy has been shelling us all day"
Exact synonyms: Shell
Generic synonyms: Bomb, Bombard
Specialized synonyms: Crump
Derivative terms: Blaster, Shell, Shelling

7. Noun. An explosion (as of dynamite).
Generic synonyms: Blowup, Detonation, Explosion
Specialized synonyms: Bomb Blast

8. Verb. Apply a draft or strong wind to to. "The air conditioning was blasting cold air at us"
Generic synonyms: Blow

9. Noun. A highly pleasurable or exciting experience. "Celebrating after the game was a blast"
Exact synonyms: Good Time
Generic synonyms: Experience

10. Verb. Create by using explosives. "Blast a passage through the mountain"
Exact synonyms: Shell
Generic synonyms: Create, Make

11. Noun. Intense adverse criticism. "Don't give me any flak"
Exact synonyms: Attack, Fire, Flack, Flak
Generic synonyms: Criticism, Unfavorable Judgment
Derivative terms: Attack

12. Verb. Make with or as if with an explosion. "Blast a tunnel through the Alps"
Generic synonyms: Cut

13. Verb. Fire a shot. "The gunman blasted away"
Exact synonyms: Shoot
Generic synonyms: Discharge, Fire
Specialized synonyms: Blaze, Blaze Away, Overshoot, Sharpshoot, Snipe, Fire, Open Fire, Gun, Pump
Related verbs: Hit, Pip, Shoot
Derivative terms: Shoot, Shooter, Shooting

14. Verb. Criticize harshly or violently. "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
Exact synonyms: Crucify, Pillory, Savage
Generic synonyms: Criticise, Criticize, Knock, Pick Apart

15. Verb. Shatter as if by explosion.
Exact synonyms: Knock Down
Generic synonyms: Dash, Smash

16. Verb. Shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly.
Generic synonyms: Shrink, Shrivel, Shrivel Up, Wither

Definition of Blast

1. n. A violent gust of wind.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To be blighted or withered; as, the bud blasted in the blossom.

Definition of Blast

1. Noun. A violent gust of wind. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. An explosion. ¹

4. Noun. A loud, sudden sound. ¹

5. Noun. (figuratively) A good time; an enjoyable moment. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To make a loud noise. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To shatter, as if by an explosion. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To open up a hole in, usually by means of a sudden and imprecise method (such as an explosion). ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To curse; to damn. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) (context: sci-fi) To shoot, especially with an energy weapon (as opposed to one which fires projectiles). ¹

11. Verb. (soccer) To shoot; kick the ball in hope of scoring a goal. ¹

12. Verb. To return extra salvage to another location. ¹

13. Verb. To criticize or reprimand severely; to verbally discipline or punish. ¹

14. Interjection. Blast it; damn it. ¹

15. Noun. (cytology) An immature or undifferentiated cell (e.g., lymphoblast, myeloblast). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blast

1. to use an explosive [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Blast

1. 1. A suffix or terminal formative, used principally in biological terms, and signifying growth or formation. An immature precursor cell of the type indicated by the preceding word, for example; bioblast, epiblast, mesoblast, etc. 2. A violent gust of wind. 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. 3. The terms hot blast and cold blast are employed to designate whether the current is heated or not heated before entering the furnace. A blast furnace is said to be in blast while it is in operation, and out of blast when not in use. 4. A flatulent disease of sheep. See: blast cell, blastema. Origin: G. Blastos, germ (20 Jun 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blast

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blast (current term)
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Literary usage of Blast

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1. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1910)
"Firebrick for blast Furnaces. Discusses defects which shorten the life of linings, ... blast-Furnace Operation. Peroxidation of Iron in blast Furnaces. ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1894)
"So strongly were they convinced of the truth of this theory that they had recourse to various devices for the artificial refrigeration of the blast. ..."

3. Bulletin by Tennessee Division of Geology, Geological Survey, Division of Geology, Tennessee (1913)
"blast furnaces.—There are six blast furnace establishments with a total of nine ... The blast furnace charge thus consists of red hematite, limonite, coke, ..."

4. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"No chilly blast nor shower Shall blight this rose of mine. . S. My love's a winsome t And now beneath the withering blast My youth and joy consume. ..."

5. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1918)
"Slag Viscosity Tables for blast-furnace Work* BY AL FEILD, f AB, M. 8., AND PH ROYSTER,J AB, ... 1 AL Feild: A Method for Measuring the Viscosity of blast- ..."

6. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1910)
"Firebrick for blast Furnaces. Discusses defects which shorten the life of linings, ... blast-Furnace Operation. Peroxidation of Iron in blast Furnaces. ..."

7. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1894)
"So strongly were they convinced of the truth of this theory that they had recourse to various devices for the artificial refrigeration of the blast. ..."

8. Bulletin by Tennessee Division of Geology, Geological Survey, Division of Geology, Tennessee (1913)
"blast furnaces.—There are six blast furnace establishments with a total of nine ... The blast furnace charge thus consists of red hematite, limonite, coke, ..."

9. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"No chilly blast nor shower Shall blight this rose of mine. . S. My love's a winsome t And now beneath the withering blast My youth and joy consume. ..."

10. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1918)
"Slag Viscosity Tables for blast-furnace Work* BY AL FEILD, f AB, M. 8., AND PH ROYSTER,J AB, ... 1 AL Feild: A Method for Measuring the Viscosity of blast- ..."

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