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Blast

Blast appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • 9.30 ode blast: it’s "Albedo 0.39″.
  • A pain, a blast; ah, that's Albania, Pa!
  • Wonder-obsesser predicts albinism or female damsels in isles made lame from sin: I blast cider presses; bored now.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun blast:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb blast:

savagepilloryblarecrucifyboomnailshellblastsmashshoot

The word blast is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun blast

What does blast mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: blasts

  1. a very long fly ball
  2. a sudden very loud noise
  3. a strong current of air
  4. an explosion (as of dynamite)
  5. a highly pleasurable or exciting experience
    • example: celebrating after the game was a blast
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of blast: good time
    • more generic word: experience = an event as apprehended
  6. intense adverse criticism

Alternative definition of the noun blast

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.
  3. An explosion.
  4. A loud, sudden sound.
  5. [figuratively] A good time; an enjoyable moment.
  6. [cytology] An immature or undifferentiated cell (e.g., lymphoblast, myeloblast).

Specialised definition of the noun blast

Glossary of sports / baseball

a home run (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • usage: slang
  • synonym: tater

Glossary of sports / golf

a shot from a sand trap that takes a large amount of sand with it

Definition of the verb blast

What does blast mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: blasted | blasting | blasts

  1. make a strident sound
  2. hit hard
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of blast: boom / nail / smash
    • more generic word: hit = deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  3. use explosives on
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonym of blast: shell
    • more generic words: bomb / bombard = throw bombs at or attack with bombs
    • more specific word: crump = bombard with heavy shells
  4. apply a draft or strong wind to to
    • example: the air conditioning was blasting cold air at us
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: blow = cause air to go in, on, or through
  5. create by using explosives
    • example: blast a passage through the mountain
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of blast: shell
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
  6. make with or as if with an explosion
    • example: blast a tunnel through the Alps
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic word: cut = form by probing, penetrating, or digging
  7. fire a shot
  8. criticize harshly or violently
  9. shatter as if by explosion
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of blast: knock down
    • more generic words: dash / smash = break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
  10. shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly

Alternative definition of the verb blast

verb

  1. [intransitive] To make a loud noise.
  2. [transitive] To shatter, as if by an explosion.
  3. [transitive] To open up a hole in, usually by means of a sudden and imprecise method (such as an explosion).
  4. [transitive] To curse; to damn.
  5. [transitive] [context: sci-fi] To shoot, especially with an energy weapon (as opposed to one which fires projectiles).
  6. [soccer] To shoot; kick the ball in hope of scoring a goal.
  7. To return extra salvage to another location.
  8. To criticize or reprimand severely; to verbally discipline or punish.

Specialised definition of the verb blast

Glossary of sports / golf

to hit a shot from a sand trap that takes a large amount of sand with it

Other definitions of blast

What does blast also mean?

interjection

  1. Blast it; damn it.

Films

  1. "Blast" a.k.a. "Dhoom" is a 2004 Indian action thriller film written by Vijay Krishna Acharya and directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol, and Rimi Sen in lead roles.
  2. "Blast" a.k.a. "BLAST!" is a 2008 film directed by Paul Devlin.
  3. "Blast" was a 2004 straight-to-DVD action comedy film. The film was directed by Anthony Hickox and written by Steven E. de Souza, starring Eddie Griffin, Vinnie Jones, Breckin Meyer, and Vivica A. Fox.
  4. "Blast" is a film, directed by Martin Schenk.
  5. "Blast" a.k.a. "Blast!" is a 2000 television movie directed by Stanley Dorfman.
  6. "Blast" is a short film, directed by TIND.
    • country: Canada
    • genres: Experimental film, Fantasy film
    • released in
  7. "Blast" is a film.

Writings

"Blast" is a book by Diane Hoh.

  • also known as "Blast (Med Center)"
  • genres: Fiction, Children's literature
  • subject: Emergency medicine

Music

  1. "Blast" is an album by the British musician Holly Johnson of Frankie Goes to Hollywood. It was released in 1989 and reached number 1 in the UK charts and sold over 300,000 copies making it platinum. The album stayed on the charts for 17 weeks. The album featured hits "Love Train", "Americanos", "Atomic City" and "Heavens Here". The album was re-released in November 2009 and again in November 2010.
    • also known as Blast (expanded edition)
    • genre: Dance music
    • released in (26 years ago)
  2. "Blast" is a musical single of The Static Waves.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  3. "Blast" a.k.a. "Blast!" is a musical album of The Brothers Johnson.
    • released in (33 years ago)
  4. "Blast" is a musical album of Centrozoon.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  5. "Blast" is a musical album of Love of Diagrams.
    • released on
  6. "BLAST" is a musical single of Aaron X.
    • released on
  7. "Blast" is a musical EP of Florian Meindl.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  8. "Blast" is a musical album of Alex Mauer.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  9. "Blast" is a composition.
  10. "Blast" is a composition.

Miscellanea

  1. BLAST: In bioinformatics, BLAST for Basic Local Alignment Search Tool 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.
  2. Blast a.k.a. Blast! is a Broadway production created by James Mason for Cook Group Incorporated, the director and organization formerly operating the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps. It was the 2001 Winner of the Tony Award for "Best Special Theatrical Event" and also won the 2001 Emmy Award for "Best Choreography".
  3. Blast was the short-lived literary magazine of the Vorticist movement in Britain. Two editions were published: the first on 2 July 1914 and published with uncharacteristic and shockingly bright pink cover art, referred to by Ezra Pound as the "great MAGENTA cover'd opusculus"; and the second a year later on 15 July 1915. Both editions were written primarily by Wyndham Lewis. The magazine is emblematic of the modern art movement in England, and recognised as a seminal text of pre-war 20th-century modernism. The magazine originally cost 2/6.
  4. BLAST: The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope is a submillimeter telescope that hangs from a high altitude balloon. It has a 2 meter primary mirror that directs light into bolometer arrays operating at 250, 350, and 500 µm. These arrays were developed for the SPIRE instrument on the Herschel Space Observatory. The project is carried out by a multi-university consortium headed by the University of Pennsylvania and which also includes University of Toronto, Brown University, the University of Miami, the University of British Columbia, JPL, INAOE, and Cardiff University. The third flight of BLAST in Antarctica was a scientific success, but much of telescope was destroyed after landing. It has been rebuilt for a flight from Antarctica in the 2010-11 austral summer. This most recent flight of BLAST has a polarimeter to observe the polarized light from star forming cores. The light is polarized due to magnetic fields. It is thought that the magnetic fields inhibit the collapse of the cores. The Herschel Space Observatory does not have a polarimeter.
  5. Blast a.k.a. CD48 antigen also known as B-lymphocyte activation marker or signaling lymphocytic activation molecule 2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CD48 gene.
  6. BLAST, like XMODEM, is a communications protocol designed for file transfer over asynchronous communication ports and dial-up modems that achieved some popularity during the 1980s. Reflecting its status as a de facto standard for such transfers, BLAST, along with XMODEM, was briefly under official consideration by ANSI in the mid-80s as part of that organization's ultimately futile attempt to establish a single de jure standard.
  7. Blast a.k.a. Blast! was a British comic published by John Brown Publishing that ran monthly for seven issues from June to November 1991.
  8. Blast is a Moscow-based band formed in late 1990s by Georgian singer/songwriter Nash Tavkhelidze.
  9. Blast: Blast: Proletarian Short Stories was a short-lived literary magazine, published in the Bronx from 1933 to 1934. The magazine was edited by Fred Miller, described by his friend William Carlos Williams as then being "out of employment: a tool designer living precariously over a garage in Brooklyn.
    • also known as Blast: Proletarian Short Stories
  10. Blast a.k.a. Blast! is a 2000-2001 pre-Broadway US “teaser tour" theater production of the musical revue by by James Mason.
  11. Blast is a 2013 Telly Award winner.
    • award: - Telly Award for Non-Broadcast Productions Film/Video - Sound/Sound Design - "Your Fight Matters"
    • official website: www.blastny.com

Phrases with Blast

Phrases starting with the word Blast:

  1. blast off
  2. blast away
  3. Blast beat
  4. Blast Cell
  5. blast wave
  6. blast trauma
  7. blast furnace
  8. Blast From The Past

Phrases ending with the word Blast:

  1. -Blast
  2. Hot blast
  3. back-blast
  4. bomb blast
  5. Full blast
  6. solo blast
  7. Muzzle blast
  8. Damn and Blast

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Blast

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Google previewStatistical Methods in Bioinformatics (2006)

An Introduction by Warren J. Ewens, Gregory R. Grant

BLAST is a procedure that searches for high-scoring local alignments between two sequences and then tests for significance of the scores found via P-values. The P-value calculation takes into consideration, as it must, the lengths of the two ...

Google previewWarrior of Life (2012)

by Charles Householder Jr.

The straight blast is a continuous series of rhythmic punches designed to overwhelm and overpower the opponent to the point where...

Google previewEnergy for the Future and Global Warming: Nuclear Energy (2008)

Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition by Nigel Saunders

An atomic bomb blast is an uncontrolled nuclear 20. NUCLEAR POWER GOOD THINGS PROBLEMS No pollution or greenhouse gases created Core produces radiation and radioactive wastes Small amount of fuel ...

Google previewAdvances in Rice Blast Research (2000)

by D. Tharreau

Introduction Rice blast is the most damaging disease in rice growing areas throughout the world.

Google previewPrison Gangs (2014)

Organized Crime Behind Bars by Walter Roberts

Tango Blast is a leaderless group that varies from grouping to grouping in the way it organizes and governs itself. It is a rapidly growing gang, however, and it has now surpassedthe Mexican Mafia as Texas's biggest gangthreat accordingtoa ...

Google previewThe New Weapons of the World Encyclopedia (2007)

An International Encyclopedia from 5000 B.C. to the 21st Century by Diagram Group

radiation, blast, and nuclear radiation. Thermal radiation vaporizes and burns whatever it meets. Blast creates pressure waves and high ...

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

blast cleaning a method of cleaning large masonry and concrete surfaces by projecting a gas (usually air), a liquid ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

* BLAST, it.

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Pyrotechnics (2012)

(and Related Subjects) - B&W by Kenneth L. Kosanke, Bonnie J. Kosanke, Barry T. Sturman, Robert Winokur

Blast. Waves. in. HDPE. Mortars. K. L. Kosanke and L. T. Weinman An earlier version appeared in Journal of Pyrotechnics, No. 18,. A recent article discussed a problem with some comet shells exploding as they were being fired, ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

blast effect — Destruction of or damage to structures and personnel by the force of an explosion on or above the surface of the ground. Blast effect may be contrasted with the cratering and ground-shock effects of a ...

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Quotes about Blast

I just show up to work and do the job the very best that I can every day, no matter what the part is. And I'm having a blast. (Christopher Gorham)
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Scrabble value of B3L1A1S1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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