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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burst  \Burst\,  n. 
  1.  A  sudden  breaking  forth;  a  violent  rending;  an  explosion; 
  as  a  burst  of  thunder;  a  burst  of  applause;  a  burst  of 
  passion;  a  burst  of  inspiration. 
 
  Bursts  of  fox-hunting  melody.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  2.  Any  brief,  violent  exertion  or  effort;  a  spurt;  as  a 
  burst  of  speed. 
 
  3.  A  sudden  opening,  as  of  landscape;  a  stretch;  an  expanse. 
  [R.]  ``A  fine  burst  of  country.''  --Jane  Austen. 
 
  4.  A  rupture  or  hernia;  a  breach. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burst  \Burst\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Burst};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bursting}.  The  past  participle  bursten  is  obsolete.]  [OE. 
  bersten,  bresten,  AS  berstan  (pers.  sing.  berste,  imp.  sing. 
  b[ae]rst,  imp.  pl  burston,  p.  p.  borsten);  akin  to  D. 
  bersten,  G.  bersten,  OHG.  brestan  OS  brestan  Icel.  bresta, 
  Sw  brista,  Dan.  briste.  Cf  {Brast},  {Break}.] 
  1.  To  fly  apart  or  in  pieces;  of  break  open  to  yield  to 
  force  or  pressure,  especially  to  a  sudden  and  violent 
  exertion  of  force,  or  to  pressure  from  within;  to  explode; 
  as  the  boiler  had  burst;  the  buds  will  burst  in  spring. 
 
  From  the  egg  that  soon  Bursting  with  kindly  rupture, 
  forth  disclosed  Their  callow  young.  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  Often  used  figuratively,  as  of  the  heart,  in  reference 
  to  a  surcharge  of  passion,  grief,  desire,  etc 
 
  No  no  my  heart  will  burst,  an  if  I  speak:  And  I 
  will  speak,  that  so  my  heart  may  burst.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  exert  force  or  pressure  by  which  something  is  made 
  suddenly  to  give  way  to  break  through  obstacles  or 
  limitations;  hence  to  appear  suddenly  and  unexpectedly  or 
  unaccountably,  or  to  depart  in  such  manner;  --  usually 
  with  some  qualifying  adverb  or  preposition,  as  forth,  out 
  away  into  upon  through  etc 
 
  Tears,  such  as  angels  weep,  burst  forth.  --Milton. 
 
  And  now  you  burst  (ah  cruel!)  from  my  arms.  --Pope. 
 
  A  resolved  villain  Whose  bowels  suddenly  burst  out 
  --Shak. 
 
  We  were  the  first  that  ever  burst  Into  that  silent 
  sea.  --Coleridge. 
 
  To  burst  upon  him  like  an  earthquake.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burst  \Burst\  (b[^u]rst),  v.  t. 
  1.  To  break  or  rend  by  violence,  as  by  an  overcharge  or  by 
  strain  or  pressure,  esp.  from  within;  to  force  open 
  suddenly;  as  to  burst  a  cannon;  to  burst  a  blood  vessel; 
  to  burst  open  the  doors. 
 
  My  breast  I'll  burst  with  straining  of  my  courage. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  break.  [Obs.] 
 
  You  will  not  pay  for  the  glasses  you  have  burst? 
  --Shak. 
 
  He  burst  his  lance  against  the  sand  below.  --Fairfax 
  (Tasso). 
 
  3.  To  produce  as  an  effect  of  bursting;  as  to  burst  a  hole 
  through  the  wall. 
 
  {Bursting  charge}.  See  under  {Charge}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  burst 
  adj  :  suddenly  and  violently  broken  open  especially  from  internal 
  pressure;  "a  burst  balloon";  "burst  pipes";  "burst 
  seams";  "a  ruptured  appendix";  (`busted'  is  an  informal 
  term  for  `burst'  as  in  "a  busted  balloon")  [syn:  {ruptured}, 
  {busted}] 
  n  1:  the  act  of  exploding  or  bursting  something  "the  explosion 
  of  the  firecrackers  awoke  the  children";  "the  burst  of 
  an  atom  bomb  creates  enormous  radiation  aloft"  [syn:  {explosion}] 
  2:  rapid  simultaneous  discharge  of  firearms;  "our  fusillade 
  from  the  left  flank  caught  them  by  surprise"  [syn:  {fusillade}, 
  {salvo},  {volley}] 
  3:  a  sudden  flurry  of  activity  (often  for  no  obvious  reason); 
  "a  burst  of  applause";  "a  fit  of  housecleaning"  [syn:  {fit}] 
  4:  a  sudden  violent  happening;  "an  outburst  of  heavy  rain";  "a 
  burst  of  lightning"  [syn:  {outburst},  {flare-up}] 
  v  1:  break  open  or  apart  suddenly;  "The  bubble  burst"  [syn:  {split}, 
  {break  open}] 
  2:  force  out  or  release  suddenly  and  often  violently  something 
  pent  up  "break  into  tears";  "erupt  in  anger"  [syn:  {break}, 
  {erupt}] 
  3:  burst  outward,  usually  with  noise;  "The  champagne  bottle 
  exploded"  [syn:  {explode}]  [ant:  {implode}] 
  4:  move  suddenly,  energetically,  or  violently;  "He  burst  out  of 
  the  house  into  the  cool  night" 
  5:  be  in  a  state  of  movement  or  action  "The  room  abounded  with 
  screaming  children";  "The  garden  bristled  with  toddlers" 
  [syn:  {abound},  {bristle}] 
  6:  emerge  suddenly;  "The  sun  burst  into  view" 
  7:  cause  to  burst;  "The  ice  broke  the  pipe"  [syn:  {collapse}] 
  8:  break  open  or  apart  suddenly  and  forcefully;  "The  dam  burst" 
  [syn:  {bust}] 




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