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Definition of the noun dynamite

What does dynamite mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dynamites

  1. an explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp

Alternative definition of the noun dynamite


  1. A class of explosives made from nitroglycerine in an absorbent medium such as kieselguhr, used in mining and blasting; invented by Alfred Nobel in 1867.
  2. [figuratively] Anything exceptionally dangerous, exciting or wonderful.

Definition of the verb dynamite

What does dynamite mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: dynamited | dynamiting | dynamites

  1. blow up with dynamite
    • example: The rock was dynamited
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: blow up / detonate / explode / set off = cause to burst with a violent release of energy


  1. Dynamite a.k.a. Pablo Barrera: Pablo Edson Barrera Acosta is a Mexican footballer who plays as a winger for West Ham United. He spent the early part of his career playing for Club Universidad Nacional in Mexico, and has also represented the Mexico national team.
  2. Dynamite a.k.a. Vladimir Turchinsky: Vladimir Yevgenyevich Turchinsky was a Russian bodybuilder, television and radio presenter, actor, author, singer and businessman. He started participating in sports in 4th grade. After completing his studies, he joined the Army. After that, Vladimir started his career during the years of Perestroika, working as a photographer and as a bodyguard. He was a maestro of sumo and judo, and for a time he practiced American football.
  3. Dynamite a.k.a. Don Hastings: Donald Francis Hastings is a longtime American actor, singer, and writer best known for his 50-year role as Dr. Robert "Bob" Hughes" on the soap opera As the World Turns. Hastings has been active in show business since 1940 and active on television since 1947.
  4. Dynamite a.k.a. Gus Sonnenberg: Gustave Adolph Sonnenberg was an American football player and professional wrestler. As a wrestler, he was National Wrestling Association world heavyweight champion. He played in the National Football League from 1923 until 1930, for the Buffalo All-Americans, Columbus Tigers, Detroit Panthers, and Providence Steam Roller, where he was a member of the 1928 NFL championship team.
  5. Dynamite a.k.a. David Clinton is an "Old School" former professional Bicycle Motocross racer whose prime competitive years were from 1973 to 1979. Nicknamed "Dynamite" early in his career David Clinton could be truthfully said to be the sport's first true superstar. He was the first racer to win an official National No.1 plate of any kind when the first BMX sanctioning body, the National Bicycle Association, introduced the title in 1975.

There are other people with Dynamite in their name, like Dynamite Kid, Mr. Dynamite, Ms. Dynamite, Black Dynamite, Dynamite Tommy and Little Miss Dynamite.


Dynamite is a record label.


  1. "Dynamite" is the fourth single from English recording artist Taio Cruz's second album Rokstarr. It was written by Cruz, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, and Dr. Luke, and produced by Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco for the international version of Rokstarr. In the UK, the song was released as the first single from Cruz's compilation album The Rokstarr Collection. On 30 May 2010, it was released to US and Canadian radio stations as his second single and across Europe as his fourth single.
  2. "Dynamite" is Jamiroquai's sixth studio album, released in June 2005. Produced by Mike Spencer and Jay Kay, it is perhaps their most diverse work to date, featuring electronic, funk, disco, house and acoustic tracks.
  3. "Dynamite" is a composition.
  4. "Dynamite" is an album by Swedish singer-songwriter Stina Nordenstam, released in 1996. The album marked a turning point in her career as she experimented with introspective lyrics and darker musical tones, away from her jazz-influenced earlier albums. Two of the songs on the album references the real-world murders of children, "Mary Bell" (Mary Bell, aged eleven, killed two children aged three and four) and "This Time, John" (John Hron, aged 14, was beaten and killed by neo-Nazis).
  5. "Dynamite" is the official fight song of Vanderbilt University, written by Francis Craig in 1922, when Craig was an undergraduate student at the University. It is played mainly at football games, basketball games, and at other Commodore sports events.
  6. "Dynamite" a.k.a. "Dynamite!" is a musical album of Ike & Tina Turner.
    • released in (52 years ago)
  7. "Dynamite" a.k.a. "Jermaine Jackson" is a musical album of Jermaine Jackson.
  8. "Dynamite" is the third and last collaborative album between Motown label mates The Supremes and The Four Tops, released on the Motown label in 1971. It was also as unsuccessful as the previous three peaking at the lower hundreds of the Billboard Top 200 and failing to yield any hit singles. A year later, the Four Tops parted from Motown to sign with ABC Records (today, the catalogs of both ABC and Motown are owned by Universal Music Group).
  9. "Dynamite" a.k.a. "Dyna-mite" is a 1973 pop rock single, written by the songwriting team of Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn. It was originally rejected by The Sweet and later inherited by the English glam rock band Mud. Chapman and Chinn produced the song as well.


  1. "Dynamite" a.k.a. "Barood" is a film, directed by Pramod Chakravorty and written by Ehsan Rizvi & Sachin Bhowmick, based on a story by Sachin Bhowmick.
  2. "Dynamite" is a drama film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. It stars Conrad Nagel, Kay Johnson, Charles Bickford and Julia Faye. Bickford plays a convicted murderer, scheduled to be executed, whom a socialite marries simply to satisfy a condition of her grandfather's will. Mitchell Leisen was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction.
  3. "Dynamite" is a film, directed by William H. Pine.
  4. "Dynamite" is a film, directed by Arch Brown.


Dynamite was a magazine for children founded by Jenette Kahn and published by Scholastic Press from 1974 until 1992. Kahn edited the first three issues. Then the next 109 issues were edited by Jane Stine, wife of children's author R.L. Stine. The first issue, Dynamite #1, was dated March 1974 and featured characters Hawkeye and Radar from the television series M*A*S*H. The final issue, Dynamite #165, was dated March 1992 and featured actress Julia Roberts and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dynamite

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Google previewHomeland Security (2010)

Principles and Practice of Terrorism Response by Paul Maniscalco, Hank T. Christen

Today, dynamite is the most widely known nonmilitary explosive.

Dynamite is a high explosive that generates a shock wave of 14,000 to 16,000 fps. It is readily available and legally procured in ...

Google previewA Petroleum Geologist's Guide to Seismic Reflection (2011)

by William Ashcroft

Dynamite is the traditional land source and is still much used.

The benefit of using dynamite is that it can be detonated below the energy-absorbing materials of the weathered layer, which preferentially attenuate the high frequencies of the ...

Google previewSinatra in Hollywood (2009)

by Tom Santopietro

“Unfortunate” is actually a mild word for Double Dynamite, because in the first quarter of Frank Sinatra's film career, stretching from Higher and Higher through Meet Danny Wilson (1951), Double Dynamite is the worst film of all, worse even ...

Google previewNew Modular Science for GCSE. (1998)

Homework book by Ann Fullick, Patrick Fullick, Martin Stirrup

iron and oxygen will form iron oxide, iron + oxygen — > iron oxide • sodium and oxygen • zinc and bromine • iron and chlorine • hydrogen and fluorine III Dynamite is an explosive. It contains atoms of ...

Google previewBad Luck and Trouble (2009)

by Lee Child

Dynamite is a stable explosive, as long as its fresh.

Google previewSinatra (2010)

Hollywood His Way by Timothy Knight

A simple story, filmed in black and white and running only eighty minutes, Double Dynamite is the kind of film that movie studios made easily at the time, and that audiences just as easily dismissed after a pleasant few hours at a Saturday ...

Google previewSacco and Vanzetti (2007)

The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind by Bruce Watson

Dynamite is a paste made from nitroglycerine and an absorbent powder,” the pamphlet explained. “It is very easy to use, transport, and conserve. Since dynamite is by now quite common, it is usually very easy to obtain.” A lawyer by training, ...

Google previewSecret Language of Signs (2009)

by Denise Linn

Dynamite ' Dynamite is a sign of an explosive situation that is about to erupt. Take time to defuse any potential disruptive situations. Eagle ° This is a sign of great significance. To native peoples around the world, the eagle was a symbol of the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Nietzscheanism (2013)

by Carol Diethe

DYNAMITE. Nietzsche first mentioned the Aristotelian concept of dynamis (the Greek word for power) in 1887 in a note found in the Nachgelassene Fragmente: ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

dynamite the brakes in trucking, to make asudden, emergency stopUS, 1951 dynamite adjective excitingly excellent US, 1922 dyn-no-mite! used forexpressing strong approval. A stock laugh- line catchphrase used bythe character J.J. Evans, ...

Google previewDreamer's Dictionary (2001)

by Garuda

Dynamite to a duel: great danger lies ahead! You see others fighting a duel: don't get involved in other peoples' squabbles; all you will get is a bloody nose for your trouble. Watching a duel from afar: you are jealous. Dust D: Dreaming ...

Google previewThe MMA Encyclopedia (2010)

by Jonathan Snowden, Kendall Shields

Dynamite!! 2008 (combined kickboxing/MMA event) 12/31/08 Saitama Super Arena (Saitama, Japan) MMAMain Event: Kiyoshi Tamura defeated Kazushi Sakuraba (decision) Other MMA Fights: Shinya Aoki defeated Eddie Alvarez ( heel hook, ...

Google previewThe Nightmare Encyclopedia (2005)

Your Darkest Dreams Interpreted by Jeff Belanger, Kirsten Dalley

Drugs – Dynamite 121 The influence of illicit drugs on dream content is also a topic of interest. LSD floods the nervous system with serotonin and results in hallucinations involving all the senses—visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile ...

Google previewA dictionary of applied chemistry (1921)

by Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe


Google previewDictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines ... [ed] by Robert Hunt ... (1878)

by Andrew Ure

following observations therefore relate only to dynamite of that particular composition and quality. ' The risks to which explosives aro liable in transport may be grouped into — («) Risks from without. (6) Risks from within. ' Risks from without ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition (2011)

by Gus Martin

One repeatedly bombed neighborhood became known as “Dynamite Hill.” Bomb threats at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church were an “everyday occurrence,” according to Rev. John H. Cross. At 10:22 a.m. on Sunday, September 15, 1963, ...

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Quotes about Dynamite

I thought we had energy out there. I thought the guys were, they played good, they were excited. We were almost dynamite out there today. Just a flicker away from being dynamite. (Hal Sutton)
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Scrabble value of D2Y4N1A1M3I1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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