Synonyms for blast

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : blast, blahst
Phonetic Transcription : blæst, blɑst

Top 10 synonyms for blast Other synonyms for the word blast

Définition of blast

Origin :
  • Old English blæst "blowing, breeze, puff of wind," from Proto-Germanic *bles- (cf. Old Norse blastr, Old High German blast "a blowing, blast," German blasen, Gothic blesan "to blow"), from PIE *bhle- "to blow," probably a variant of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).
  • Meaning "explosion" is from 1630s; that of "noisy party, good time" is from 1953, American English slang. Sense of "strong current of air for iron-smelting" (1690s) led to blast furnace and transferred sense in full blast "the extreme" (1839). Blast was the usual word for "a smoke of tobacco" c.1600.
  • noun loud sound; make loud sound
  • noun explosion
  • noun gust of wind
  • noun fun time
  • verb explode
  • verb lambaste; defeat mentally
Example sentences :
  • In despair he looked at her as she flew along, as if carried away by the blast.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • Then we went back to the smithy to wait the result of the blast.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Tenderfoot » by Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • Suddenly he heard the blast of a horn close by, then the baying of hounds.
  • Extract from : « Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew » by Josephine Preston Peabody
  • Virile nations are not made by theories or by the blast of the trumpet.
  • Extract from : « The Truth About Woman » by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • With song and halloo and blast of horns, they swept away into the forest.
  • Extract from : « Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home » by Bayard Taylor
  • To condemn the past is in the same breath to blast the future.
  • Extract from : « Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle » by H. N. Brailsford
  • It was as if a cold wind, a blast from the charnel-house, had swept through the car.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola
  • The plane lurched and reeled as the blast of the explosion reached it.
  • Extract from : « The Solar Magnet » by Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • Twisted around by the blast, Jon fell helplessly to the floor.
  • Extract from : « The Velvet Glove » by Harry Harrison
  • Why, blast their miserable, stingy—What do they take me for?
  • Extract from : « Cy Whittaker's Place » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Antonyms for blast

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