Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A blast; destruction by a pernicious cause; blight.
  • noun The operation of splitting rocks by gunpowder or other explosive.
  • Affecting with injury or blight; destructive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A blast; destruction by a blast, or by some pernicious cause.
  • noun The act or process of one who, or that which, blasts; the business of one who blasts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of blast.
  • noun A planned explosion, as in mining.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin
  • adjective unpleasantly loud and penetrating

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Examples

  • All night fiestas with music blasting is not something I "tolerate," rather, to me it is the sound of freedom.

    trying to decide whether or not to move...

  • All night fiestas with music blasting is not something I "tolerate," rather, to me it is the sound of freedom.

    trying to decide whether or not to move...

  • Whereas I was under the impression that the festival's disparate films and bands and wrestling riots -- leaping across styles and categories and burning more than a few brains along the way -- were nitroglycerin blasting cohesion to smithereens, my next shot of Sailor Rum steered me to the ship of truth.

    Stewart Nusbaumer: Royal Flush Festival: One of a Strange Kind

  • All night fiestas with music blasting is not something I "tolerate," rather, to me it is the sound of freedom.

    trying to decide whether or not to move...

  • Whereas I was under the impression that the festival's disparate films and bands and wrestling riots -- leaping across styles and categories and burning more than a few brains along the way -- were nitroglycerin blasting cohesion to smithereens, my next shot of Sailor Rum steered me to the ship of truth.

    Stewart Nusbaumer: Royal Flush Festival: One of a Strange Kind

  • Whereas I was under the impression that the festival's disparate films and bands and wrestling riots -- leaping across styles and categories and burning more than a few brains along the way -- were nitroglycerin blasting cohesion to smithereens, my next shot of Sailor Rum steered me to the ship of truth.

    Stewart Nusbaumer: Royal Flush Festival: One of a Strange Kind

  • The Section somehow got hold of a city tram and off we were -- about thirty of us -- in the tram, riding around downtown Prague, in the heart of communist-controlled Central Europe, for some two hours, with jazz music blasting from a tape recorder, drinking Soviet (if I remember its provenance correctly) champagne.

    John Brown: Sanity Rally and Cold-War Public Diplomacy

  • The Section somehow got hold of a city tram and off we were -- about thirty of us -- in the tram, riding around downtown Prague, in the heart of communist-controlled Central Europe, for some two hours, with jazz music blasting from a tape recorder, drinking Soviet (if I remember its provenance correctly) champagne.

    John Brown: Sanity Rally and Cold-War Public Diplomacy

  • The Section somehow got hold of a city tram and off we were -- about thirty of us -- in the tram, riding around downtown Prague, in the heart of communist-controlled Central Europe, for some two hours, with jazz music blasting from a tape recorder, drinking Soviet (if I remember its provenance correctly) champagne.

    John Brown: Sanity Rally and Cold-War Public Diplomacy

  • All night fiestas with music blasting is not something I "tolerate," rather, to me it is the sound of freedom.

    trying to decide whether or not to move...

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  • "from the Saxon verb blastan, 'to spoil the fruits of the earth,' and was used from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries to describe, according to Bailey's Dictionary, 'the sudden unexplainable damage to animals or crops (caused by) winds and frosts that immediately follow rain." -Forgotten English

    January 30, 2012