Meaning of BLAST in English

BLAST

I. ˈblast noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English blǣst; akin to Old High German blāst blast, blāsan to blow, Old English blāwan — more at blow

Date: before 12th century

1.

a. : a violent gust of wind

b. : the effect or accompaniment (as sleet) of such a gust

2. : the sound produced by an impulsion of air through a wind instrument or whistle

3. : something resembling a gust of wind: as

a. : a stream of air or gas forced through a hole

b. : a vehement outburst

c. : the continuous blowing to which a charge of ore or metal is subjected in a blast furnace

4.

a. : a sudden pernicious influence or effect

the blast of a huge epidemic

b. : a disease of plants marked by the formation of destructive lesions on leaves and inflorescences

5.

a. : an explosion or violent detonation

b. : the shock wave of an explosion

c. : a forceful hit (as in baseball) or shot (as in soccer or golf) ; especially : home run

6. : speed , capacity , operation

go full blast

in full blast

7. : an enjoyably exciting experience, occasion, or event

I had a blast

especially : party

- blast from the past

II. verb

Date: 14th century

intransitive verb

1. : blare

music blast ing from the radio

2. : to make a vigorous attack

3.

a. : to use an explosive

b. : shoot

4. : to hit a golf ball out of a sand trap with explosive force

5. : to proceed rapidly or aggressively

blast ing down the ski slope

transitive verb

1.

a. : to injure by or as if by the action of wind

b. : blight

2.

a. : to shatter by or as if by an explosive

b. : to remove, open, or form by or as if by an explosive

c. : shoot

3. : to attack vigorously

4. : to cause to blast off

will blast themselves from the moon's surface

5. : to hit vigorously and effectively

blast ed a home run

6. : to play loudly

blast ing rock music on the stereo

• blast·er noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.