Associations to the word «Blast»


BLAST, noun. ​A violent gust of wind.
BLAST, 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.
BLAST, noun. The exhaust steam from an 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.
BLAST, noun. An explosion, especially for the purpose of destroying a mass of rock, etc.
BLAST, noun. An explosive charge for blasting.
BLAST, noun. A loud, sudden sound.
BLAST, noun. A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight.
BLAST, noun. (figuratively) (informal) A good time; an enjoyable moment.
BLAST, noun. (marketing) A promotional message sent to an entire mailing list.
BLAST, noun. A flatulent disease of sheep.
BLAST, noun. (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) An algorithm for comparing primary biological sequence information.
BLAST, verb. (transitive) To confound by a loud blast or din.
BLAST, verb. (intransitive) To make a loud noise.
BLAST, verb. (transitive) To shatter, as if by an explosion.
BLAST, verb. (transitive) To open up a hole in, usually by means of a sudden and imprecise method (such as an explosion).
BLAST, verb. (transitive) To curse; to damn.
BLAST, verb. (transitive) (sci-fi) To shoot, especially with an energy weapon (as opposed to one which fires projectiles).
BLAST, verb. (soccer) To shoot; kick the ball in hope of scoring a goal.
BLAST, verb. To criticize or reprimand severely; to verbally discipline or punish.
BLAST, verb. (transitive) To blight or wither.
BLAST, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To be blighted or withered.
BLAST, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To blow, as on a trumpet.
BLAST, interjection. Blast it; damn it.
BLAST, noun. (cytology) An immature or undifferentiated cell (e.g., lymphoblast, myeloblast).
BLAST AWAY, verb. (transitive) To destroy by blasting explosives
BLAST AWAY, verb. (intransitive) to continue shooting rapidly.
BLAST BEAT, noun. Rapid beats of a drum which often come at set intervals or as on/off beats.
BLAST BEATS, noun. Plural of blast beat
BLAST CELL, noun. A cell that produces something, such as a fibroblast or osteoblast.
BLAST CELL, noun. An undifferentiated or immature cell.
BLAST FROM THE PAST, noun. Something or someone that returns after an absence, especially the broadcasting of an oldie record that has not been aired for some time.
BLAST FURNACE, noun. A forge in which ore is smelted to metal, the process being intensified by a blast of hot air.
BLAST FURNACE, noun. As above, but specifically a forge where the fuel and the ore are intermixed.
BLAST FURNACES, noun. Plural of blast furnace
BLAST LAMP, noun. A lamp provided with some arrangement for intensifying combustion by means of a blast.
BLAST LAMPS, noun. Plural of blast lamp
BLAST OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) to begin ascent under rocket power

Dictionary definition

BLAST, noun. A very long fly ball.
BLAST, noun. A sudden very loud noise.
BLAST, noun. A strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust".
BLAST, noun. An explosion (as of dynamite).
BLAST, noun. A highly pleasurable or exciting experience; "we had a good time at the party"; "celebrating after the game was a blast".
BLAST, noun. Intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak".
BLAST, verb. Make a strident sound; "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone".
BLAST, verb. Hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer".
BLAST, verb. Use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day".
BLAST, verb. Apply a draft or strong wind to to; "the air conditioning was blasting cold air at us".
BLAST, verb. Create by using explosives; "blast a passage through the mountain".
BLAST, verb. Make with or as if with an explosion; "blast a tunnel through the Alps".
BLAST, verb. Fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away".
BLAST, verb. Criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage".
BLAST, verb. Shatter as if by explosion.
BLAST, verb. Shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly.

Wise words

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain