What does the word blast mean?

Usage examples for blast

  1. And let the blast of the desert come! – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  2. But what was he to do to warm himself, for the east wind with its chill blast pierced him through and through. – Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Alexander Chodsko
  3. The vials do not begin till the six trumpets have completed their blast and the seventh has sounded; and of the vials six must have been poured out already, so that there can be nothing remaining but the seventh, or the last. – Rome, Turkey and Jerusalem by Edward Hoare