blast vs clap what difference

what is difference between blast and clap

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: bläst, IPA(key): /blɑːst/
  • (US) enPR: blăst, IPA(key): /blæst/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːst
  • Rhymes: -æst

Etymology 1

From Middle English blast from Old English blǣst (blowing, blast), from Proto-Germanic *blēstaz, *blēstuz (blowing, blast). Cognate with obsolete German Blast (wind, blowing). More at blow.

Noun

blast (plural blasts)

  1. A violent gust of wind.
    • And see where surly Winter passes off, / Far to the north, and calls his ruffian blasts; / His blasts obey, and quit the howling hill.
  2. A forcible stream of gas or liquid from an orifice, for example from a bellows, the mouth, etc.
  3. A hit from a pipe.
  4. The continuous blowing to which one charge of ore or metal is subjected in a furnace
    many tons of iron were melted at a blast
    • 1957, H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 146:
      Blast was produced by bellows worked by four ‘blowers’, three of whom worked at a time while the fourth stood ready to replace one of the others.
  5. The exhaust steam from an engine, driving a column of air out of a boiler chimney, and thus creating an intense draught through the fire; also, any draught produced by the blast.
  6. An explosion, especially for the purpose of destroying a mass of rock, etc.
  7. An explosive charge for blasting.
    • 1852-1854, Charles Tomlinson, Cyclopaedia of Useful Arts
      Large blasts are often used.
  8. A loud, sudden sound.
    • c. 1832, William Cullen Bryant, The Battle-Field
      the blast of triumph o’er thy grave
  9. A sudden, pernicious effect, as if by a noxious wind, especially on animals and plants; a blight.
    • By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.
  10. (figuratively, informal) A good time; an enjoyable moment.
    We had a blast at the party last night.
  11. (marketing) A promotional message sent to an entire mailing list.
    an e-mail blast; a fax blast
  12. A flatulent disease of sheep.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English blasten, blesten, from Old English blǣstan (to blow, blast), from Proto-Germanic *blēstijaną. Compare Middle High German blesten (to stand out, plop, splash).

Verb

blast (third-person singular simple present blasts, present participle blasting, simple past and past participle blasted)

  1. (transitive) To make an impression on, by making a loud blast or din.
  2. (intransitive) To make a loud noise.
  3. (transitive) To shatter, as if by an explosion.
  4. (transitive) To open up a hole in, usually by means of a sudden and imprecise method (such as an explosion).
    Blast right through it.
  5. (transitive) To curse; to damn.
    Blast it! Foiled again.
  6. (transitive, science fiction) To shoot, especially with an energy weapon (as opposed to one which fires projectiles).
    Chewbacca blasted the Stormtroopers with his laser rifle.
  7. (soccer) To shoot; kick the ball in hope of scoring a goal.
  8. To criticize or reprimand severely; to verbally discipline or punish.
    My manager suddenly blasted me yesterday for being a little late to work for five days in a row, because I was never getting myself up on time.
  9. (transitive) To bring destruction or ruin on; to destroy.
  10. (transitive) To blight or wither.
    A cold wind blasted the rose plants.
  11. (intransitive, obsolete) To be blighted or withered.
    The bud blasted in the blossom.
  12. (intransitive, obsolete) To blow, for example on a trumpet.
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Italian: blastare
Translations

Interjection

blast

  1. (chiefly British, informal) To show displeasure or disappointment; damn
Usage notes

Can be used on its own or in the form “blast it!”.

Translations

Etymology 3

From Ancient Greek βλαστός (blastós, germ or sprout).

Noun

blast (plural blasts)

  1. (cytology) An immature or undifferentiated cell (e.g., lymphoblast, myeloblast).
Derived terms
  • blast cell
  • blastocyte
  • blastoma
Translations

Etymology 4

From BLAST (an acronym for Basic Local Alignment Search Tool).

Verb

blast (third-person singular simple present blasts, present participle blasting, simple past and past participle blasted)

  1. (biology, informal, transitive) To run a nucleotide sequence (for nucleic acids) or an amino acid sequence (for proteins) through a BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool).
    • 2004, Andreas Bommarius and Bettina Riebel-Bommarius, Biocatalysis: Fundamentals and Applications, p. 425:
      Blasting nucleotide sequences is not always that easy, because there is more ambiguity to the nucleotide sequence, and good hits have to have a 70% homology over the whole sequence to be reliable, compared to 25% with proteins.

Alternative forms

  • BLAST

Anagrams

  • Balts, blats

German

Verb

blast

  1. inflection of blasen:
    1. second-person plural present
    2. plural imperative

Irish

Etymology

From Ancient Greek βλαστός (blastós, germ, sprout).

Noun

blast m (genitive singular blast, nominative plural blastaí)

  1. (cytology) blast

Declension

Derived terms

  • -blast
  • blastchill (blast cell)

Mutation


Middle English

Alternative forms

  • blaste, blæst, blest

Etymology

From Old English blǣst, from Proto-West Germanic *blāstu, from Proto-Germanic *blēstuz; equivalent to blasen +‎ -th.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /blast/, /blɛːst/

Noun

blast (plural blastes)

  1. A blast; a sudden and forceful motion of wind.
  2. One’s breathing or respiring; the act of respiration.
  3. The blast produced by a musical instrument.
  4. An emission or expulsion of fire or flames.
  5. The sound produced by thunder or storms.
  6. (rare) The making of a pronouncement or proclamation.
  7. (rare) One’s spiritual essence; the soul.
  8. (rare) A striking or attack.
  9. (rare) Flatulence; the making of a fart.

Derived terms

  • blasten

Descendants

  • English: blast
  • Scots: blast

References

  • “blast, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-09-27.

Swedish

Noun

blast c (definite form blasten)

  1. (uncountable) The stem and leaves of a vegetable, of which you’re only supposed to eat the root. E.g. in potatoes or carrots.


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /klæp/
  • Rhymes: -æp

Etymology 1

From Middle English clappen, from Old English clæppan, from Proto-Germanic *klappōną. Cognate with Dutch klappen, Icelandic klappa, and Faroese klappa.

Noun

clap (plural claps)

  1. The act of striking the palms of the hands, or any two surfaces, together.
  2. The explosive sound of thunder.
  3. Any loud, sudden, explosive sound made by striking hard surfaces together, or resembling such a sound.
    • 1731, Jonathan Swift, Directions to Servants
      Give the door such a clap, as you go out, as will shake the whole room.
  4. A slap with the hand, usually in a jovial manner.
  5. A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.
  6. (falconry) The nether part of the beak of a hawk.
  7. (Yorkshire) A dropping of cow dung (presumably from the sound made as it hits the ground)
    • 1890, John Nicholson, Folk Lore of East Yorkshire, page 139
      “Oh! get some coo clap (cow dung), mix it wi’ fish oil (whale oil), put it on, and let it stop on all neet.”
Synonyms
  • (sound of thunder): thunderclap
  • See also Thesaurus:applause
Derived terms
  • clapalong
  • clapboard
  • clapbread
  • clapdish
  • clap-gate
  • clap-net
  • clap of thunder
  • clapometer
  • clap-sill
  • claptrap
  • thunderclap
Related terms
  • clap skate
Translations

Verb

clap (third-person singular simple present claps, present participle clapping, simple past and past participle clapped or (archaic) clapt)

  1. To strike the palms of the hands together, creating a sharp sound.
  2. To applaud.
  3. To slap with the hand in a jovial manner.
  4. To bring two surfaces together forcefully, creating a sharp sound.
    • 1681, Andrew Marvell, The Garden
      Then like a bird it sits and sings, / Then whets and claps its silver wings.
  5. To come together suddenly with noise.
    • 1677, John Dryden, All for Love
      The doors around me clapped.
  6. To create or assemble (something) hastily (usually followed by up or together).
  7. To set or put, usually in haste.
    • He had just time to get in and clap to the door.
    • Clap an extinguisher upon your irony.
  8. (slang, African-American Vernacular) To shoot (somebody) with a gun.
Derived terms
  • beclap
  • clap eyes on
  • clap hold of
  • clap on
  • clap up
  • clapped out
  • clapper
  • clapping
Translations

See also

  • applaud
  • applause

Etymology 2

Uncertain. Probably from Old French clapoir (bubo, inflammation from infection), from clapier (brothel). Attested from the 16th century.

Noun

clap (plural claps)

  1. (slang, with “the”) Gonorrhea.
Translations

References

Anagrams

  • calp

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈklap/

Noun

clap m (plural claps)

  1. patch

Further reading

  • “clap” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /klap/

Noun

clap m (plural claps)

  1. clapperboard

Middle English

Etymology 1

Noun

clap

  1. Alternative form of clappe

Etymology 2

Verb

clap

  1. Alternative form of clappen

Occitan

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈklap/

Noun

clap m (plural claps)

  1. stone

Derived terms

  • aclapar
  • aclap
  • clapàs
  • clapassièr
  • clapassejar
  • clapassilha
  • clapièr
  • clapilha
  • clapeirar

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