What is Blast?

Blast definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a sudden and violent gust of wind: Wintry blasts chilled us to the marrow.
the blowing of a trumpet, whistle, etc.: One blast of the siren was enough to clear the street.

a loud, sudden sound or noise: The radio let out an awful blast before I could turn it off.
a forcible stream of air from the mouth, bellows, or the like.
Machinery. 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 forceful or explosive throw, hit, etc.: a blast down the third-base line.
Slang. 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.

a vigorous outburst of criticism; attack.
blast wave.
Mining, Civil Engineering. the charge of dynamite or other explosive used at one firing in blasting operations.
the act of exploding; explosion: Some say the blast was in the next county.
any pernicious or destructive influence, especially on animals or plants; a blight.
the sudden death of buds, flowers, or young fruit.

verb (used with object)
to make a loud noise on; blow (a trumpet, automobile horn, etc.): He blasted his horn irritably at every car in his way.
to cause to shrivel or wither; blight.

to affect with any pernicious influence; ruin; destroy: Failure in the exam blasted her hopes for college. It was an indiscretion that blasted his good reputation.
to break up or dislodge (a tree stump, rock, etc.): Their explosives were inadequate to blast the granite.
to make, form, open up, etc., by blasting: to blast a tunnel through a mountain.
to show to be false, unreliable, etc.; discredit: His facts soundly blasted the new evidence.
Informal. to curse; damn (usually followed by it or an object): Blast it, there’s the phone again! Blast the time, we’ve got to finish this work.
to censure or criticize vigorously; denounce: In his campaign speech he really blasts the other party.
to hit or propel with great force: He blasted a homer that tied the game. They were blasted into outer space.
to shoot: The terrorists blasted him down.

verb (used without object)
to produce a loud, blaring sound: The trumpets blasted as the overture began. His voice blasted until the microphone was turned down.
to shoot: He whipped out his revolver and started blasting.

Slang. to take narcotics.

Verb Phrases
blast off, (of a rocket) to leave a launch pad under its own power. (of an astronaut) to travel aloft in a rocket.