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Definition of Blast

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explode, blow up; destroy, ruin
strong current of air; loud and startling noise; explosion; strong verbal attack; great time, lots of fun (Informal)
damn it! to hell with it!
Blast Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
inflatus, flatus
Blast Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To rend open by any explosive agent, as gunpowder, dynamite, etc.; to shatter; as, to blast rocks.
  
(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.
  
(v. t.)
To confound by a loud blast or din.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. i.)
To blow; to blow on a trumpet.
  
(v. i.)
To be blighted or withered; as, the bud blasted in the blossom.
  
(n.)
The sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the sound produces at one breath.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A violent gust of wind.
  
(n.)
A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A flatulent disease of sheep.
  

A suffix or terminal formative, used principally in biological terms, and signifying growth, formation; as, bioblast, epiblast, mesoblast, etc.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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blast
\blast\ (bl&adot;st), n. [as. bl&aemacr;st a puff of wind, a blowing; akin to icel. blāstr, ohg. blāst, and fr. a verb akin to icel. blāsa to blow, ohg. blâsan, goth. blēsan (in comp.); all prob. from the same root as e. blow. see blow to eject air.]
1. a violent gust of wind. and see where surly winter passes off, far to the north, and calls his ruffian blasts; his blasts obey, and quit the howling hill.
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.
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.
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.
4. the sound made by blowing a wind instrument; strictly, the sound produces at one breath. one blast upon his bugle horn were worth a thousand men. w. scott. the blast of triumph o'er thy grave.
5. a sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight. by the blast of god they perish. v. 9. virtue preserved from fell destruction's blast.
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." on.
7. a flatulent disease of sheep.
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.


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 in full blast 
 blast pipe 
 blast orifice 
 blast nozzle 
 blast furnace 
 fire blast 
 cold blast 
 sand blast 
 seam blast 
 hot blast 
 whirl-blast 
 blast lamp 
 blast draught 
 blast hole 
ENGLISH IDIOMS 2.EDITION
(See a blast)
The Phrase Finder
Meaning
Something or someone that returns after an absence.
Origin
Coined by radio DJs when playing old records.
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English Idioms WM 1.3a
See a blast
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
rois
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Adwyth = n. a hurt; a blast
Blwth = n. a blast, a puff
Chwa = n. a blast, a puff
Chwaw = n. a blast, a breeze
Chwyth = n. a blast; breath
Chwythu = v. to blow, to blast
Chwythyn = n. a puff, a blast
Daif = n. singe, blast
Deifio = v. to singe; to blast
Grai = n. a blight, a blast
Greio = v. to singe, to blast
Gwrthchwyth = n. counter blast
Llosgwynt = n. a singeing blast
Mall = n. want of energy; softness; a soddened state; malady; evil; blast
Malldod = n. softness; wantonness; insipidity; a blast
Mallu = v. to seeth; to blast
Piff = n. puff, sudden blast
Pwff = n. a puff, a sharp blast
Ud = n. a howl, a yell; a blast
Australian Slang
1. exclamation of anger or irritation; 2. criticise someone abusively; 3. shoot with a firearm; 4. curt piece of abuse or criticism: "gave him a blast over the phone"; 5. quickly taken alcoholic drink
begin: "The party blasts off at 9 p.m."
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
1. to smoke crack
2. to play music loud
3. an inhalation of a cigarette or joint: "Give us a blast on your cigarette, I've just run out"
4. an enjoyable experience: "Wasn't the party last night a blast?"
5. a fast run in a vehicle: "We're going for a blast up to the coast to get some fresh air"
6. (interj) an exclamation of annoyance
7. see also megablast
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a long and hard-hit fly ball
(hypernym) fly, fly ball
(derivation) smash, nail, boom
(classification) baseball, baseball game, ball
2. a sudden very loud noise
(synonym) bang, clap, eruption, loud noise
(hypernym) noise
(hyponym) water hammer
(derivation) blare
3. a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
(synonym) gust, blow
(hypernym) wind, air current, current of air
(hyponym) bluster
4. an explosion (as of dynamite)
(hypernym) explosion, detonation, blowup
(hyponym) bomb blast
(derivation) shell
5. a highly pleasurable or exciting experience; "we had a good time at the party"; "celebrating after the game was a blast"
(synonym) good time
(hypernym) experience
6. intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
(synonym) fire, attack, flak, flack
(hypernym) criticism, unfavorable judgment

Verb
1. make a strident sound; "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone"
(synonym) blare
(hypernym) make noise, resound, noise
(derivation) bang, clap, eruption, loud noise
2. hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
(synonym) smash, nail, boom
(hypernym) hit
3. use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day"
(synonym) shell
(hypernym) bombard, bomb
(hyponym) crump
Blast Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Blast Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Computer Abbreviations v1.5
Blocked Asynchronous Transmission (protocol) [Communications Research Group]
9300+ Computer Acronyms
BLocked ASynchronous Transmission
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Blocked Asynchronous Transmission (protocol)
Jargon File
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.
Blast Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In bioinformatics, Basic Local Alignment Search Tool, or BLAST, is an algorithm for comparing primary biological sequence information, such as the amino-acid sequences of different proteins or the nucleotides of DNA sequences. A BLAST search enables a researcher to compare a query sequence with a library or database of sequences, and identify library sequences that resemble the query sequence above a certain threshold. Different types of BLASTs are available according to the query sequences. For example, following the discovery of a previously unknown gene in the mouse, a scientist will typically perform a BLAST search of the human genome to see if humans carry a similar gene; BLAST will identify sequences in the human genome that resemble the mouse gene based on similarity of sequence. The BLAST program was designed by Stephen Altschul, Warren Gish, Webb Miller, Eugene Myers, and David J. Lipman at the NIH and was published in the Journal of Molecular Biology in 1990.

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Blast or The Blast may refer to:
  • Explosion, a rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner
  • Detonation, an exothermic front accelerating through a medium that eventually drives a shock front

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Blast Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Worldgolf
A shot that takes a large amount of sand with it when hitting out of a sand trap. An explosion shot. An aggressive shot. A powerful drive.
Blast Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
TUPAC SHAKUR Rap Dictionary V.2.0
1) (v) To smoke crack. 2) (v) To play music loud.
Rap-music terminology and bios of artists
1) (v) To smoke crack.
2) (v) To play music loud.
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
thorshau, thorshaya
Blast Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
An immature blood cell. 
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
suffix
referring to a very early stage in the development of a cell