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10 definitions found
 for Blast
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  -blast \-blast\ [Gr. blasto`s sprout, shoot.]
     A suffix or terminal formative, used principally in
     biological terms, and signifying growth, formation; as,
     bioblast, epiblast, mesoblast, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blast \Blast\ (bl[.a]st), n. [AS. bl[=ae]st a puff of wind, a
     blowing; akin to Icel. bl[=a]str, OHG. bl[=a]st, and fr. a
     verb akin to Icel. bl[=a]sa to blow, OHG. bl[^a]san, Goth.
     bl[=e]san (in comp.); all prob. from the same root as E.
     blow. See Blow to eject air.]
     1. A violent gust of wind.
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              And see where surly Winter passes off,
              Far to the north, and calls his ruffian blasts;
              His blasts obey, and quit the howling hill.
                                                    --Thomson.
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     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.
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     Note: 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.
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     3. 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.
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     4. The sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the
        sound produces at one breath.
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              One blast upon his bugle horn
              Were worth a thousand men.            --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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              The blast of triumph o'er thy grave.  --Bryant.
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     5. A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind,
        especially on animals and plants; a blight.
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              By the blast of God they perish.      --Job iv. 9.
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              Virtue preserved from fell destruction's blast.
                                                    --Shak.
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     6. 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.
        "Large blasts are often used." --Tomlinson.
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     7. A flatulent disease of sheep.
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     Blast furnace, a furnace, usually a shaft furnace for
        smelting ores, into which air is forced by pressure.
  
     Blast hole, a hole in the bottom of a pump stock through
        which water enters.
  
     Blast nozzle, a fixed or variable orifice in the delivery
        end of a blast pipe; -- called also blast orifice.
  
     In full blast, in complete operation; in a state of great
        activity. See Blast, n., 2. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blast \Blast\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blasted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Blasting.]
     1. 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.
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              Seven thin ears, and blasted with the east wind.
                                                    --Gen. xii. 6.
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     2. 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.
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              I'll cross it, though it blast me.    --Shak.
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              Blasted with excess of light.         --T. Gray.
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     3. To confound by a loud blast or din.
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              Trumpeters,
              With brazen din blast you the city's ear. --Shak.
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     4. To rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder,
        dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blast \Blast\, v. i.
     1. To be blighted or withered; as, the bud blasted in the
        blossom.
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     2. To blow; to blow on a trumpet. [Obs.]
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              Toke his blake trumpe faste
              And gan to puffen and to blaste.      --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  blast
      n 1: a very long fly ball
      2: a sudden very loud noise [syn: bang, clap, eruption,
         blast, bam]
      3: a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by
         the gust" [syn: gust, blast, blow]
      4: an explosion (as of dynamite)
      5: a highly pleasurable or exciting experience; "we had a good
         time at the party"; "celebrating after the game was a blast"
         [syn: good time, blast]
      6: intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the
         Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack";
         "don't give me any flak" [syn: fire, attack, flak,
         flack, blast]
      v 1: make a strident sound; "She tended to blast when speaking
           into a microphone" [syn: blast, blare]
      2: hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer" [syn: smash, nail,
         boom, blast]
      3: use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day"
         [syn: blast, shell]
      4: apply a draft or strong wind to to; "the air conditioning was
         blasting cold air at us"
      5: create by using explosives; "blast a passage through the
         mountain" [syn: blast, shell]
      6: make with or as if with an explosion; "blast a tunnel through
         the Alps"
      7: fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away" [syn: blast,
         shoot]
      8: criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new
         President"; "The critics crucified the author for
         plagiarizing a famous passage" [syn: savage, blast,
         pillory, crucify]
      9: shatter as if by explosion [syn: blast, knock down]
      10: shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  329 Moby Thesaurus words for "blast":
     Bedlam let loose, accurse, aim at, anathematize, at full blast,
     attack, awake the dead, backfire, baffle, balk, bang, bark,
     barrage, bay, beat, bedlam, beep, bell, bellow, belt, blare,
     blaspheme, blast, blast the ear, blast-freeze, blat, blight, blitz,
     blot out, blow, blow a hurricane, blow great guns, blow out,
     blow over, blow the horn, blow to pieces, blow up, blowout, blowup,
     bluster, bobbery, bomb, bombard, boom, brave, brawl, bray, breeze,
     breeze up, brew, brouhaha, bugle, bump off, burst, bust, cancer,
     canker, cannon, cannonade, challenge, charge, charivari, checkmate,
     chirm, circumvent, clamor, clangor, clap, clarion, clatter,
     clobber, come up, commence firing, commotion, completely, confound,
     confront, congeal, contravene, counter, counteract, countermand,
     counterwork, crack, crash, crescendo, criticize, croak, cross,
     curse, damage, damn, darn, dash, deafen, defame, defeat, defy,
     demolish, denounce, destroy, detonate, detonation, devastate, din,
     discharge, discomfit, disconcert, discord, discountenance,
     discredit, dish, disrupt, do in, donnybrook, drub, drunken brawl,
     dry rot, dust, dustup, dynamite, elude, enfilade, entirely, erase,
     eruption, excommunicate, execrate, explode, explosion, fanfare,
     fill the air, fire, fire a volley, fire at, fire upon, fix, flap,
     flare, flash, flaw, flourish of trumpets, flummox, flurry, foil,
     fracas, free-for-all, freeze, freeze solid, freshen, frustrate,
     fulguration, fully, fulminate, fulminate against, fulmination,
     fungus, fusillade, gale, gather, get, give the business, glaciate,
     glacify, go off, gun down, gunshot, gust, hell broke loose, hex,
     hit, honk, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, huff, hullabaloo, ice,
     imprecate, injure, jangle, knock the chocks, lambaste, larrup,
     lay out, lay waste, let off, lick, load, loud noise, maximally,
     mildew, mine, mold, mortar, moth, moth and rust, must, nip, noise,
     noise and shouting, nonplus, off, open fire, open up on, outcry,
     overwhelm, pandemonium, payload, peal, pepper, perplex, pest, pipe,
     pipe up, polish off, pop, pop at, puff, quick-freeze, racket, rage,
     rake, rattle, rattle the windows, refreeze, regelate, rend the air,
     rend the ears, report, resound, rhubarb, ring, rise, roar,
     rock the sky, rot, row, rub out, ruckus, ruction, ruin, rumble,
     rumpus, rust, sabotage, salvo, scotch, scud, set in, set off,
     settle, shatter, shell, shellac, shindy, shivaree, shoot, shoot at,
     shot, shriek, shrivel, slam, slug, smash, smut, snipe, snipe at,
     sound, sound a tattoo, sound taps, spike, split the eardrums,
     split the ears, spoil, spring, squall, squeal, startle the echoes,
     stonewall, storm, strafe, stump, stun, stunt, surge, swell,
     take aim at, take care of, tantara, tantarara, taps, tarantara,
     tattoo, thoroughly, throw a whammy, thunder, thunder against,
     thunderclap, thwart, tintamarre, toot, tootle, torpedo, touch off,
     trumpet, trumpet blast, trumpet call, tumult, tweedle, uproar,
     upset, volley, waft, wallop, warhead, waste, wham, whiff, whiffle,
     whistle, wind, wind gust, wipe out, wither, worm, wreck, zap,
     zero in on
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  BLAST
         Bell Labs Layered Space Time
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  BLAST
         BLocked ASynchronous Transmission
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  blast
  
  
      1. v.,n. Synonym for BLT, used esp. for large data sends over a network
      or comm line. Opposite of snarf. Usage: uncommon. The variant ?blat? has
      been reported.
  
      2. vt. [HP/Apollo] Synonymous with nuke (sense 3). Sometimes the message
      Unable to kill all processes. Blast them (y/n)? would appear in the command
      window upon logout.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  blast
  
     1. BLT, used especially for large data sends over a network
     or comm line.  Opposite of snarf.  Usage: uncommon.  The
     variant "blat" has been reported.
  
     2. [HP/Apollo] Synonymous with nuke.  Sometimes the message
     "Unable to kill all processes.  Blast them (y/n)?"  would
     appear in the command window upon logout.
  

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