- air forced into a furnace by a blower to increase the rate of combustion.
- a jet of steam directed up a smokestack, as of a steam locomotive, to increase draft.
- a draft thus increased.
- (of a rocket) to leave a launch pad under its own power.
- (of an astronaut) to travel aloft in a rocket.
OTHER WORDS FOR blast
Idioms about blast
Origin of blast
synonym study for blast
OTHER WORDS FROM blastblast·er, nounblast·y, adjectiveblast·i·er, adjectiveblast·i·est, adjective
Other definitions for blast (2 of 2)
Origin of -blast
How to use blast in a sentence
Here, in a dilapidated room, Saleem recounts the November blast.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The blast was so strong,” he said, “we thought the world was ending.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now that he was Sir Alfred, there was one final blast of publicity.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Witnesses said the girls were in their late teens and had been accompanied by a man who left soon after the blast.The New Face of Boko Haram’s Terror: Teen Girls|Nina Strochlic|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the years went on, the bombshells kept coming—seemingly bigger with each blast.I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007|Mark Ebner|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the withering mildew was now breathed forth, that was intended to blast this goodly harvest.
The sentinel was singing a sequedilla above; and its notes came to them with the wailing blast.
The discharge-valve was then opened for a moment, allowing a blast of steam to escape, reducing the pressure say to one-half.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
That counter-blast of passion and that plain speaking from a quarter so unexpected served, in part at least, to sober him.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
It was not an ordinary blast, but had a peculiarly musical timbre, very much like the note of a mouth-organ.
British Dictionary definitions for blast (1 of 2)
- the rapid movement of air away from the centre of an explosion, combustion of rocket fuel, etc
- a wave of overpressure caused by an explosion; shock wave
Derived forms of blastblaster, noun
Word Origin for blast
British Dictionary definitions for blast (2 of 2)
Word Origin for -blast
Other Idioms and Phrases with blast
In addition to the idiom beginning with blast
- blast off
- full blast