Blow - (v. i.) To flower; to blossom; to bloom.
Blow - (v. t.) To cause to blossom; to put forth (blossoms or flowers).
Blow - (n.) A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms.
Blow - (n.) A forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword.
Blow - (n.) A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault.
Blow - (n.) The infliction of evil; a sudden calamity; something which produces mental, physical, or financial suffering or loss (esp. when sudden); a buffet.
Blow - (v. i.) To produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows.
Blow - (v. i.) To send forth a forcible current of air, as from the mouth or from a pair of bellows.
Blow - (v. i.) To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.
Blow - (v. i.) To sound on being blown into, as a trumpet.
Blow - (v. i.) To spout water, etc., from the blowholes, as a whale.
Blow - (v. i.) To be carried or moved by the wind; as, the dust blows in from the street.
Blow - (v. i.) To talk loudly; to boast; to storm.
Blow - (v. t.) To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire.
Blow - (v. t.) To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore.
Blow - (v. t.) To cause air to pass through by the action of the mouth, or otherwise; to cause to sound, as a wind instrument; as, to blow a trumpet; to blow an organ.
Blow - (v. t.) To clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow an egg; to blow one's nose.
Blow - (v. t.) To burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; -- usually with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a building.
Blow - (v. t.) To spread by report; to publish; to disclose.
Blow - (v. t.) To form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to blow bubbles; to blow glass.
Blow - (v. t.) To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.
Blow - (v. t.) To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse.
Blow - (v. t.) To deposit eggs or larvae upon, or in (meat, etc.).
Blow - (n.) A blowing, esp., a violent blowing of the wind; a gale; as, a heavy blow came on, and the ship put back to port.
Blow - (n.) The act of forcing air from the mouth, or through or from some instrument; as, to give a hard blow on a whistle or horn; to give the fire a blow with the bellows.
Blow - (n.) The spouting of a whale.
Blow - (n.) A single heat or operation of the Bessemer converter.
Blow - (n.) An egg, or a larva, deposited by a fly on or in flesh, or the act of depositing it.
Blown - (p. p.) of Blow
Blowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blow
Blown - (p. p.) of Blow
Blowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blow
Blowball - (n.) The downy seed head of a dandelion, which children delight to blow away.
Blowen - (n.) Alt. of Blowess
Blowess - (n.) A prostitute; a courtesan; a strumpet.
Blower - (n.) One who, or that which, blows.
Blower - (n.) A device for producing a current of air; as: (a) A metal plate temporarily placed before the upper part of a grate or open fire. (b) A machine for producing an artificial blast or current of air by pressure, as for increasing the draft of a furnace, ventilating a building or shaft, cleansing gram, etc.
Blower - (n.) A blowing out or excessive discharge of gas from a hole or fissure in a mine.
Blower - (n.) The whale; -- so called by seamen, from the circumstance of its spouting up a column of water.
Blower - (n.) A small fish of the Atlantic coast (Tetrodon turgidus); the puffer.
Blower - (n.) A braggart, or loud talker.
Blowfly - (n.) Any species of fly of the genus Musca that deposits its eggs or young larvae (called flyblows and maggots) upon meat or other animal products.
Blowgun - (n.) A tube, as of cane or reed, sometimes twelve feet long, through which an arrow or other projectile may be impelled by the force of the breath. It is a weapon much used by certain Indians of America and the West Indies; -- called also blowpipe, and blowtube. See Sumpitan.
Blowhole - (n.) A cavern in a cliff, at the water level, opening to the air at its farther extremity, so that the waters rush in with each surge and rise in a lofty jet from the extremity.
Blowhole - (n.) A nostril or spiracle in the top of the head of a whale or other cetacean.
Blowhole - (n.) A hole in the ice to which whales, seals, etc., come to breathe.
Blowhole - (n.) An air hole in a casting.
Blown - (p. p. & a.) Swollen; inflated; distended; puffed up, as cattle when gorged with green food which develops gas.
Blown - (p. p. & a.) Stale; worthless.
Blown - (p. p. & a.) Out of breath; tired; exhausted.
Blown - (p. p. & a.) Covered with the eggs and larvae of flies; fly blown.
Blown - (p. p. & a.) Opened; in blossom or having blossomed, as a flower.
Blow-off - (n.) A blowing off steam, water, etc.;
Blow-off - (adj.) as, a blow-off cock or pipe.
Blow-off - (adj.) An outburst of temper or excitement.
Blow-out - (n.) The cleaning of the flues of a boiler from scale, etc., by a blast of steam.
Blowpipe - (n.) A tube for directing a jet of air into a fire or into the flame of a lamp or candle, so as to concentrate the heat on some object.
Blowpipe - (n.) A blowgun; a blowtube.
Blowpoint - (n.) A child's game.
Blowse - (n.) See Blowze.
Blowth - (n.) A blossoming; a bloom.
Blowtube - (n.) A blowgun.
Blowtube - (n.) A similar instrument, commonly of tin, used by boys for discharging paper wads and other light missiles.
Blowtube - (n.) A long wrought iron tube, on the end of which the workman gathers a quantity of "metal" (melted glass), and through which he blows to expand or shape it; -- called also blowing tube, and blowpipe.
Blow valve - () See Snifting valve.
Blowy - (a.) Windy; as, blowy weather; a blowy upland.
Blowze - (n.) A ruddy, fat-faced woman; a wench.
Blowzed - (a.) Having high color from exposure to the weather; ruddy-faced; blowzy; disordered.
Blowzy - (a.) Coarse and ruddy-faced; fat and ruddy; high colored; frowzy.
By-blow - (n.) A side or incidental blow; an accidental blow.
By-blow - (n.) An illegitimate child; a bastard.
Deathblow - (n.) A mortal or crushing blow; a stroke or event which kills or destroys.
Flyblow - (v. t.) To deposit eggs upon, as a flesh fly does on meat; to cause to be maggoty; hence, to taint or contaminate, as if with flyblows.
Flyblow - (n.) One of the eggs or young larvae deposited by a flesh fly, or blowfly.
Flyblown - (a.) Tainted or contaminated with flyblows; damaged; foul.
Full-blown - (a.) Fully expanded, as a blossom; as, a full-bloun rose.
Full-blown - (a.) Fully distended with wind, as a sail.
High-blown - (a.) Inflated, as with conceit.
Hornblower - (n.) One who, or that which, blows a horn.
Inblown - (a.) Blown in or into.
Outblown - (a.) Inflated with wind.
Overblow - (v. i.) To blow over, or be subdued.
Overblow - (v. i.) To force so much wind into a pipe that it produces an overtone, or a note higher than the natural note; thus, the upper octaves of a flute are produced by overblowing.
Overblow - (v. t.) To blow away; to dissipate by wind, or as by wind.
Starblowlines - (n. pl.) The men in the starboard watch.
Upblow - (v. t.) To inflate.
Upblow - (v. i.) To blow up; as, the wind upblows from the sea.
Whiteblow - (n.) Same as Whitlow grass, under Whitlow.
Blow - —v. (past blew; past part. Blown) 1 direct a current of air (at) esp. From the mouth. 2 drive or be driven by blowing (blew the door open). 3 (esp. Of the wind) move rapidly. 4 expel by breathing (blew smoke). 5 sound or be sounded by blowing. 6 (past part. Blowed) slang (esp. In imper.) Curse, confound (i'm blowed if i know; blow it!). 7 clear (the nose) by blowing. 8 puff, pant. 9 slang depart suddenly (from). 10 shatter etc. By an explosion. 11 make or shape (glass or a bubble) by blowing. 12 a melt from overloading (the fuse has blown). B break or burst suddenly. 13 (of a whale) eject air and water. 14 break into with explosives. 15 slang a squander (blew £20). B bungle (an opportunity etc.). C reveal (a secret etc.). —n. 1 act of blowing. 2 a gust of wind or air. B exposure to fresh air. be blowed if one will colloq. Be unwilling to. Blow a gasket slang lose one's temper. Blow hot and cold colloq. Vacillate. Blow in 1 break inwards by an explosion. 2 colloq. Arrive unexpectedly. Blow a person's mind slang cause to have hallucinations etc.; astound. Blow off 1 escape or allow (steam etc.) To escape forcibly. 2 slang break wind noisily. Blow out 1 extinguish by blowing. 2 send outwards by an explosion. Blow over (of trouble etc.) Fade away. Blow one's top colloq. Explode in rage. Blow up 1 explode. 2 colloq. Rebuke strongly. 3 inflate (a tyre etc.). 4 colloq. A enlarge (a photograph). B exaggerate. 5 colloq. Arise, happen. 6 colloq. Lose one's temper. [old english]
Blow - n. 1 hard stroke with a hand or weapon. 2 sudden shock or misfortune. [origin unknown]
Blow-by-blow - attrib. Adj. (of a narrative etc.) Detailed.
Blow-dry - —v. Arrange (the hair) while drying it. —n. Act of doing this.
Blower - n. 1 device for blowing. 2 colloq. Telephone.
Blowfly - n. Bluebottle.
Blow-hole - n. 1 nostril of a whale. 2 hole (esp. In ice) for breathing or fishing through. 3 vent for air, smoke, etc.
Blow-job - n. Coarse slang instance of fellatio or cunnilingus.
Blowlamp - n. Device with a very hot flame for burning off paint, plumbing, etc.
Blown - past part. Of *blow1.
Blow-out - n. Colloq. 1 burst tyre. 2 melted fuse. 3 huge meal.
Blowpipe - n. 1 tube for blowing air through, esp. To intensify a flame or to blow glass. 2 tube for propelling poisoned darts etc. By blowing.
Blowtorch - n. Us = *blowlamp.
Blow-up - n. 1 colloq. Enlargement (of a photograph etc.). 2 explosion.
Blowy - adj. (-ier, -iest) windy.
Blowzy - adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 coarse-looking; red-faced. 2 slovenly. [obsolete blowze beggar's wench]
Body-blow - n. Severe setback.
Deathblow - n. 1 blow etc. Causing death. 2 event etc. That destroys or ends something.
Fly-blown - adj. Tainted, esp. By flies.
Full-blown - adj. Fully developed.
Glass-blowing - n. Blowing semi-molten glass to make glassware.
Mind-blowing - adj. Slang 1 mind-boggling; overwhelming. 2 (esp. Of drugs etc.) Inducing hallucinations.
Overblown - adj. 1 inflated or pretentious. 2 (of a flower) past its prime.
Snowblower - n. Machine that clears snow by blowing.
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