- 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.
- a party or riotously good time: Did we have a blast last night!
- something that gives great pleasure or enjoyment; thrill; treat: My new electronic game is a blast.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- (of a rocket) to leave a launch pad under its own power.
- (of an astronaut) to travel aloft in a rocket.
Origin of blast
Related formsblast·er, nounblast·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for blasting
But there are some who make a name out of taking Aaron Sorkin down, by blasting him in their blog overly so.Jeff Daniels Defends Aaron Sorkin and the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Toilet Scene|Kevin Fallon|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During construction, many men, indentured servants in the beginning, were blown apart during the blasting and digging.
The Senate Majority Leader has been blasting the Koch brothers and their mega-donations.Harry Reid’s Curious Soft Spot for Sheldon Adelson|John L. Smith|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What Hume seems to not understand is that maybe folks are blasting him because he is making such silly assumptions.
While critics are blasting her for losing too much weight, she reveals the workout routine that helped her do it.Inside Philip Seymour Hoffman's Funeral; 'Lego Movie' Is Really Good|Culture Team|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A lively discussion arose touching the question of blasting.Farthest North|Fridtjof Nansen
Then, as the month ended, the blasting idea came to Muriel: she was going to have a child.Running Sands|Reginald Wright Kauffman
Could anything short of a blasting operation change you traditional Virginians?One Man in His Time|Ellen Glasgow
Then came a terrific, blasting roar and blinding flash as if a huge gun had been set off quite close to them.The Boy Scouts at the Panama Canal|John Henry Goldfrap
The ray, the blasting ray that whiffed into non-existence all that it touched, was the keynote.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
British Dictionary definitions for blasting (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for blasting (2 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 Formsblaster, noun
Word Origin for blast
Idioms and Phrases with blasting
In addition to the idiom beginning with blast
- blast off
- full blast