What does the word blast mean?

Usage examples for blast

  1. 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
  2. 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