June 20, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
blast /ˈblæst/ Brit /ˈblɑːst/ noun
blast
/ˈblæst/ Brit /ˈblɑːst/
noun

plural blasts

Everyone is dancing and having a blast.
Everyone is dancing and having a blast.
Learner's definition of BLAST

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1 a : a mass of air that moves very quickly and forcefully

  • She opened the door and felt a cold blast.

  • a blast of wind

b : a mass of water, gas, heat, etc., that moves very quickly and forcefully through the air

  • He was hit by a blast of water from the hose.

  • a blast of heat

2 : the loud sound made by a horn or a whistle

  • The driver gave a long blast on his horn.

  • the blast of the factory whistle

  • a bugle blast

3 : a powerful explosion

  • The bomb blast killed eight people.

  • a shotgun blast

4 : a sudden powerful force

  • She got a blast of reality when she returned to school in the fall.

  • a blast of criticism

5 informal : a very enjoyable and exciting experience

  • I had a blast at your party.

  • The wedding was a blast.

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