from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of a class of powerful explosives composed of nitroglycerin or ammonium nitrate dispersed in an absorbent medium with a combustible dope, such as wood pulp, and an antacid, such as calcium carbonate, used in blasting and mining.
- noun Something exceptionally exciting or wonderful.
- noun Something exceptionally dangerous.
- transitive verb To blow up, shatter, or otherwise destroy with dynamite.
- adjective Outstanding; superb.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An explosive of great power, consisting of a mixture of nitroglycerin with some absorbent such as sawdust, or a certain silicious earth from Oberlohe in Hanover.
- To mine or charge with dynamite in order to prevent the approach of an enemy, or for destructive purposes.
- To blow up or destroy by or as if by dynamite.
- noun Nitroglycerin soaked up by silicious earth as an inert absorbent or ‘dope’ is now distinguished as dynamite No. 1, and the meaning of the word is extended so as to include also numerous mixtures of nitro-glycerin with absorbents which increase the force of the explosion. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) An explosive substance consisting of nitroglycerin absorbed by some inert, porous solid, as infusorial earth, sawdust, etc. It is safer than nitroglycerin, being less liable to explosion from moderate shocks, or from spontaneous decomposition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
classof explosivesmade from nitroglycerinein an absorbent mediumsuch as kieselguhr, used in miningand blasting; invented by Alfred Nobel in 1867.
- noun figuratively Anything
exceptionally dangerous, excitingor wonderful.
- verb To
blow upwith dynamite or other high explosive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb blow up with dynamite
- noun an explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
If Dilara spoke Kurdish, she’d be seeing the word dynamite on the side.
Prior to that, he had done ten years at Leavenworth for stealing dynamite from a mining company and selling it to the American Indian Movement.
We got all of it lugged up here to the hideout and that dynamite is hid real good.
That night, Locke, Jack and Kate blow open the hatch using 200-year-old dynamite from the Black Rock, and find Desmond down below.
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Captain of the Yard, believes to this day that the dynamite is somewhere in the prison.
I have sat on the Big Rock, where the dynamite is kept, of which I have been made keeper.
It is known that they stole a large amount of dynamite from the local stone quarry.
When it comes to protecting the environment, dynamite is not one of the materials that comes to mind.
That's not a question but if you can make one out of it I think it would make for a freakin 'dynamite opportunity to slam Jesse Jackson good.