burst vs fusillade what difference

what is difference between burst and fusillade

English

Etymology

From Middle English bersten, from Old English berstan, from Proto-Germanic *brestaną (compare West Frisian boarste, Dutch barsten, Swedish brista), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰres- (to burst, break, crack, split, separate) (compare Irish bris (to break)), enlargement of *bʰreHi- (to snip, split). More at brine. Also cognate to debris.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /bɝst/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɜːst/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)st

Verb

burst (third-person singular simple present bursts, present participle bursting, simple past burst or (archaic) brast or (nonstandard) bursted, past participle burst or (rare) bursten or (nonstandard) bursted)

  1. (intransitive) To break from internal pressure.
  2. (transitive) To cause to break from internal pressure.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To cause to break by any means.
    • He burst his lance against the sand below.
  4. (transitive) To separate (printer paper) at perforation lines.
  5. (intransitive) To enter or exit hurriedly and unexpectedly.
    • 1913, Mariano Azuela, The Underdogs, translated by E. MunguÍa, Jr.
      Like hungry dogs who have sniffed their meat, the mob bursts in, trampling down the women who sought to bar the entrance with their bodies.
  6. (intransitive) To erupt; to change state suddenly as if bursting.
    The flowers burst into bloom on the first day of spring.
  7. (transitive) To produce as an effect of bursting.
    to burst a hole through the wall
    • 1856, Eleanor Marx-Aveling (translator), Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter X
      He entered Maromme shouting for the people of the inn, burst open the door with a thrust of his shoulder, made for a sack of oats, emptied a bottle of sweet cider into the manger, and again mounted his nag, whose feet struck fire as it dashed along.
  8. (transitive) To interrupt suddenly in a violent or explosive manner; to shatter.

Quotations

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:burst.

Coordinate terms

  • split, crack

Derived terms

Related terms

  • bust

Translations

Noun

burst (plural bursts)

  1. An act or instance of bursting.
    The bursts of the bombs could be heard miles away.
  2. A sudden, often intense, expression, manifestation or display.
    Synonym: spurt
    • 1860/1861, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
      “It’s my wedding-day,” cried Biddy, in a burst of happiness, “and I am married to Joe!”
  3. A series of shots fired from an automatic firearm.
  4. (military) The explosion of a bomb or missile.
    a ground burst; a surface burst
  5. (archaic) A drinking spree.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • Strub, strub, sturb, trubs

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse burst, from Proto-Germanic *burstiz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pʏr̥st/
  • Rhymes: -ʏr̥st

Noun

burst f (genitive singular burstar, nominative plural burstir)

  1. bristle
  2. gable

Declension

Related terms

  • bursti
  • bursta

Old High German

Alternative forms

  • borst

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *burstiz.

Noun

burst n

  1. bristle

Descendants

  • Middle High German: burst, borst, burste, borste
    • Central Franconian:
      Hunsrik: Berst
      Luxembourgish: Buuscht, Biischt
    • East Central German:
      Erzgebirgisch: bèrschd
    • German: Borste, Bürste

Old Norse

Etymology

from Proto-Germanic *burstiz

Noun

burst f

  1. bristle

Declension

References

  1. Köbler, Gerhard, Altnordisches Wörterbuch, (4. Auflage) 2014


English

Etymology

From French fusillade, from fusiller (shoot with a firearm), from fusil (rifle, gun)

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfjuːsɪˌle͡ɪd/
  • Rhymes: -eɪd

Noun

fusillade (plural fusillades)

  1. the simultaneous firing of a number of firearms
  2. (by extension) a rapid outburst
    • 1901, W. W. Jacobs, “The Monkey’s Paw”
      But her husband was on his hands and knees groping wildly on the floor in search of the paw. If he could only find it before the thing outside got in. A perfect fusillade of knocks reverberated through the house, and he heard the scraping of a chair as his wife put it down in the passage against the door.

Translations

Verb

fusillade (third-person singular simple present fusillades, present participle fusillading, simple past and past participle fusilladed)

  1. to fire, or attack with, a fusillade

French

Etymology

fusiller +‎ -ade

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fy.zi.jad/

Noun

fusillade f (plural fusillades)

  1. shootout; shooting (of a firearm)
  2. fusillade
  3. (ice hockey) penalty

Derived terms

  • tir de fusillade

Related terms

  • fusil

Further reading

  • “fusillade” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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