1. (v. i.) To flower; to blossom; to bloom.

2. (v. t.) To cause to blossom; to put forth (blossoms or flowers).

3. (n.) A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms.

4. (n.) A forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword.

5. (n.) A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault.

6. (n.) The infliction of evil; a sudden calamity; something which produces mental, physical, or financial suffering or loss (esp. when sudden); a buffet.

7. (v. i.) To produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows.

8. (v. i.) To send forth a forcible current of air, as from the mouth or from a pair of bellows.

9. (v. i.) To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.

10. (v. i.) To sound on being blown into, as a trumpet.

11. (v. i.) To spout water, etc., from the blowholes, as a whale.

12. (v. i.) To be carried or moved by the wind; as, the dust blows in from the street.

13. (v. i.) To talk loudly; to boast; to storm.

14. (v. t.) To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire.

15. (v. t.) To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore.

16. (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.

17. (v. t.) To clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow an egg; to blow one's nose.

18. (v. t.) To burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; -- usually with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a building.

19. (v. t.) To spread by report; to publish; to disclose.

20. (v. t.) To form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to blow bubbles; to blow glass.

21. (v. t.) To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.

22. (v. t.) To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse.

23. (v. t.) To deposit eggs or larvae upon, or in (meat, etc.).

24. (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.

25. (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.

26. (n.) The spouting of a whale.

27. (n.) A single heat or operation of the Bessemer converter.

28. (n.) An egg, or a larva, deposited by a fly on or in flesh, or the act of depositing it.

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