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BLAST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blast mean? 

BLAST (noun)
  The noun BLAST has 6 senses:

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
6. intense adverse criticism

  Familiarity information: BLAST used as a noun is common.


BLAST (verb)
  The verb BLAST has 3 senses:

1. make a strident sound
2. hit hard
3. use explosives on

  Familiarity information: BLAST used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLAST (noun)


Sense 1blast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A very long fly ball

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("blast" is a kind of...):

fly; fly ball ((baseball) a hit that flies up in the air)

Domain category:

baseball; baseball game (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs)


Sense 2blast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden very loud noise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

clap; bam; bang; blast; eruption

Hypernyms ("blast" is a kind of...):

noise (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "blast"):

water hammer (the banging sound of steam in pipes)


Sense 3blast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strong current of air

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

gust; blast; blow

Context example:

the tree was bent almost double by the gust

Hypernyms ("blast" is a kind of...):

air current; current of air; wind (air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "blast"):

bluster (a violent gusty wind)

sandblast (a blast of wind laden with sand)

puff; puff of air; whiff (a short light gust of air)


Sense 4blast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An explosion (as of dynamite)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("blast" is a kind of...):

blowup; detonation; explosion (a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "blast"):

bomb blast (the explosion of a bomb)


Sense 5blast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A highly pleasurable or exciting experience

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

good time; blast

Context examples:

we had a good time at the party / celebrating after the game was a blast

Hypernyms ("blast" is a kind of...):

experience (an event as apprehended)


Sense 6blast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Intense adverse criticism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

flack; flak; attack; fire; blast

Context examples:

Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party / the government has come under attack / don't give me any flak

Hypernyms ("blast" is a kind of...):

criticism; unfavorable judgment (disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings)


BLAST (verb)


Sense 1blast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a strident sound

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

blare; blast

Context example:

She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone

Hypernyms (to "blast" is one way to...):

make noise; noise; resound (emit a noise)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

Cars blast in the streets
The streets blast with cars


Sense 2blast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit hard

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

smash; boom; blast; nail

Context example:

He smashed a 3-run homer

Hypernyms (to "blast" is one way to...):

hit (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3blast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use explosives on

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

shell; blast

Context example:

The enemy has been shelling us all day

Hypernyms (to "blast" is one way to...):

bomb; bombard (throw bombs at or attack with bombs)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "blast"):

crump (bombard with heavy shells)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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