Complete Definition of "blast"

see|bläst
English

Pronunciation
italbrac|RP enPR|bläst, IPA|/blÉËst/, SAMPA|/blA:st/
italbrac|US enPR|blÄst, IPA|/blæst/
rhymes|ÉËst

Etymology 1
From Middle English, from Old English blæſt|blǣſt.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A violent gust of wind.
  2. 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.

#:Quotations
#:*1957: Blast was produced by bellows worked by four 'blowers', three of whom worked at a time while the fourth stood ready to replace one of the others. — H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 146.

  1. An explosion.
  2. A loud, sudden sound.

#:A blast from a trumpet.

  1. cytology An immature or precursor cell.

Translations
trans-top|A violent gust of wind
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trans-top|A forcible stream of air from an orifice, as from a bellows, the mouth, etc.
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trans-top|An explosion
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Kurdish:
:Sorani: t|ku|تÙâÙاÙدÙ|trtaqAndin|scKUchar
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trans-top|A loud, sudden sound
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trans-top|(cytology) An immature or precursor cell
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ttbc|Finnish: tuulenpuuska (1), räjähdys (3)
ttbc|French: bourrasque f (1), souffle m (2), explosion f (3)
ttbc|Hebrew: פ×צ××¥ (pitzutz) m (3)

Derived terms
have a blast
blast cell
blastocyte
blastoma

Verb
en-verb

  1. To make a loud noise.
  2. To shatter, as if by an explosion.
  3. To open up a hole in.

#:Blast right through it.

  1. To curse; to damn.

#:Blast it! Foiled again.

  1. To shoot.

#:Chewbacca blasted the Stormtroopers with his laser rifle.

  1. To return extra salvage to another location.
  2. To suddenly criticize or reprimand one bluntly or harshly in the face about his or her behaviour or choices, because of perceiving them as somehow threatening or annoying; to attack|verbally attack.

#: My manager suddenly blasted me yesterday for being a little late to work for five days in a row, because I was never getting myself up on time.

Translations
trans-top|To make a loud noise
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trans-top|To shatter, as if by an explosion
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Kurdish:
:Sorani: t|ku|تÙâÙÛÙÙâÙÙâ|trtaqeenawa|scKUchar
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trans-top|To open up a hole in
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trans-top|To curse; to damn
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trans-top|To shoot
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trans-top|To return extra salvage to another location
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trans-top|to verbally attack
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ttbc|Finnish: räjäyttää (2), kirottua! (4), piru viedä|vieköön! (4)
ttbc|Italian: far esplodere (2), far brillare! (2)

Interjection
blast

  1. Blast it; damn it.

Derived terms
blaster
ghetto blaster, ghettoblaster

Etymology 2
From Greek βλαÏÏÏÏ(blastos) meaning "germ or sprout".

Noun
blast

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

Derived terms
blast cell


Swedish

Noun
blast c (definite form blasten)

  1. uncountable|lang=sv The stem and leaves of a vegetable, of which you're only supposed to eat the root. E.g. in potatoes or carrots.

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Revision and Credits for"blast"
  • 2007-12-15 03:27 - Connel MacKenzie - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/76.23.106.183|76.23.106.183]] ([[User_talk:76.23.106.183|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Gbeebani|Gbeebani]]

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