- The definition of a blast is a strong gust of air, the sound of a sudden rush of air or gas, or an explosion.
An example of a blast is the sound of a gun being shot.
A gun blast.
blast definition by Webster's New World
- a gust of wind; strong rush of air
- the sound of a sudden rush of air or gas, as through a trumpet
- a strong, artificially created jet of air, steam, exhaust gases, etc.
- the steady current of air forced into a blast furnace
- an abrupt and damaging influence, esp. a plant blight
- an explosion, as of dynamite
- a charge of explosive causing this
- a wave of air of increased pressure followed by one of lower pressure radiating from an explosion
- ☆ a strong, sudden outburst, as of criticism
- ☆ Sports, Slang a strong, driving hit, as of a baseball
- ☆ Slang a pleasurable, exciting event or experience, as a wild party
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English blæst, puff of wind ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhlē-, variant, variety of base an unverified form bhel-, to swell, blow up from source ball, Classical Latin flare
- to make a loud, harsh sound
- to set off explosives, gunfire, etc.
- to suffer or wither from a blight
- to damage or destroy by or as if by a blight; wither; ruin
- to blow up or move with or as with an explosive; explode
- ☆ to attack or criticize sharply
- ☆ Sports, Slang to drive (a ball) far with a sharp blow of the bat or club
- blaster noun
Origin: ; from Classical Greek blastos, a sprout
blast definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A very strong gust of wind or air.b. The effect of such a gust.
- A forcible stream of air, gas, or steam from an opening, especially one in a blast furnace to aid combustion.
- a. A sudden loud sound, especially one produced by a stream of forced air: a piercing blast from the steam whistle.b. The act of producing such a sound: gave a blast on his trumpet.
- a. A violent explosion, as of dynamite or a bomb.b. The violent effect of such an explosion, consisting of a wave of increased atmospheric pressure followed immediately by a wave of decreased pressure.c. An explosive charge.
- Botany Any of several plant diseases of diverse causes, resulting in sudden death of buds, flowers, foliage, or young fruits.
- A destructive or damaging influence.
- A powerful hit, blow, or shot.
- A violent verbal assault or outburst: The candidate leveled a blast at her opponent.
- Slang A highly exciting or pleasurable experience or event, such as a big party.
- To knock down or shatter by or as if by explosion; smash.
- To play or sound loudly: The referees blasted their whistles.
- a. To hit with great force: The batter blasted the ball to right field.b. To kill or destroy by hitting or shooting.
- To have a harmful or destructive effect on.
- To cause to shrivel, wither, or mature imperfectly by or as if by blast or blight: crops that were blasted by frost.
- To make or open by or as if by explosion: blast a tunnel through the mountains.
- To criticize or attack vigorously.
- To use or detonate explosives.
- To emit a loud, intense sound; blare: speakers blasting at full volume.
- To wither or shrivel or mature imperfectly.
- To criticize or attack with vigor.
- To shoot.
- Electronics To distort sound recording or transmission by overloading a microphone or loudspeaker.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English blǣst; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.
- blastˈer noun
Origin: From Greek blastos, bud.
blast - Medical Definition
blast - Phrases/Idioms
(at) full blast