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It Has 4 letters ( b l o w )         1 vowels ( o )         3 consonants ( b l w )         Word on the contrary wolb

Which the Definition/Meaning of blow in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 4
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English - Etymology 4

Middle English _blowen_, from Old English _blōwan_, from Proto-Germanic _*blōaną_ (compare Dutch _bloeien_, German _blühen_), from Proto-Indo-European _*bhel-_ 'to thrive, bloom' (compare Latin _florēre_ 'to bloom'). VERB BLOW (_third-person singular simple present_ BLOWS, _present participle_ BLOWING, _simple past_ BLEW, _past participle_ BLOWN) * To blossom; to cause to bloom or blossom. * 1599, William Shakespeare, _Much Ado About Nothing_, Act 4 Scene 1 You seem to me as Dian in her orb, As chaste as is the bud ere it be BLOWN; * 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 5 How BLOWS the citron grove. * 1784, William Cowper, _Tirocinium; or, A Review of Schools_ Boys are at best but pretty buds UNBLOWN, Whose scent and hues are rather guessed than known; RELATED TERMS * full-blown TRANSLATIONS NOUN BLOW (_plural_ BLOWS) * A mass or display of flowers; a yield. * (Can we date this quote?) _Tatler_: Such a BLOW of tulips. * A display of anything brilliant or bright. * A bloom, state of flowering. _roses in full BLOW._ RELATED TERMS * ablow TRANSLATIONS

Middle English blowen, from Old English blōwan, from Proto-Germanic *blōaną (compare Dutch bloeien, German blühen), from Proto-Indo-European *bhel- 'to thrive, bloom' (compare Latin florēre 'to bloom').

Verb

blow (third-person singular simple present blows, present participle blowing, simple past blew, past participle blown)

  1. To blossom; to cause to bloom or blossom.
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  • full-blown
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Noun

blow (plural blows)

  1. A mass or display of flowers; a yield.
  2. A display of anything brilliant or bright.
  3. A bloom, state of flowering.
    roses in full blow.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of blow in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK) IPA(key): /bləʊ/, [bləʊ̯] * (US) IPA(key): /bloʊ/, [bloʊ̯] * Rhymes: -əʊ

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bləʊ/, [bləʊ̯]
  • (US) IPA(key): /bloʊ/, [bloʊ̯]
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Which the Definition/Meaning of blow in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _blo_, _bloo_, from Old English _blāw_ (“blue”), from Proto-Germanic _*blēwaz_ (“blue, dark blue, grey, black”), from Proto-Indo-European _*bʰlēw-_ (“yellow, blond, grey”). Cognate with Latin _flavus_ (“yellow”). More at blue. ADJECTIVE BLOW (_comparative_ BLOWER _or_ MORE BLOW, _superlative_ BLOWEST _or_ MOST BLOW) * (now chiefly dialectal, Northern England) Blue.

From Middle English blo, bloo, from Old English blāw (blue), from Proto-Germanic *blēwaz (blue, dark blue, grey, black), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlēw- (yellow, blond, grey). Cognate with Latin flavus (yellow). More at blue.

Adjective

blow (comparative blower or more blow, superlative blowest or most blow)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal, Northern England) Blue.

Which the Definition/Meaning of blow in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

From Middle English _blowen_, from Old English _blāwan_ (“to blow, breathe, inflate, sound”), from Proto-Germanic _*blēaną_ (“to blow”) (compare German _blähen_), from Proto-Indo-European _*bhle-_ (“to swell, blow up”) (compare Latin _flare_ (“to blow”), Old Armenian _բեղուն_ (bełun, “fertile”), Albanian _plas_ (“to blow, explode”)). VERB BLOW (_third-person singular simple present_ BLOWS, _present participle_ BLOWING, _simple past_ BLEW, _past participle_ BLOWN) * (intransitive) To produce an air current. * 1606, William Shakespeare, _King Lear_, act 3, sc. 2: "BLOW, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! BLOW!" * Walton Hark how it rains and BLOWS! * (transitive) To propel by an air current. _BLOW the dust off that book and open it up._ * (intransitive) To be propelled by an air current. _The leaves BLOW through the streets in the fall._ * (transitive) To create or shape by blowing; as in _to blow bubbles_, _to blow glass_. * To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means. _to BLOW the fire_ * To clear of contents by forcing air through. _to BLOW an egg_ _to BLOW one's nose_ * (transitive) To cause to make sound by blowing, as a musical instrument. * (intransitive) To make a sound as the result of being blown. _In the harbor, the ships' horns BLEW._ * Milton There let the pealing organ BLOW. * (intransitive, of a cetacean) To exhale visibly through the spout the seawater which it has taken in while feeding. _There's nothing more thrilling to the whale watcher than to see a whale surface and BLOW._ _There she BLOWS! (i.e. "I see a whale spouting!")_ * (intransitive) To explode. _Get away from that burning gas tank! It's about to BLOW!_ * (transitive, with "up" or with prep phrase headed by "to") To cause to explode, shatter, or be utterly destroyed. _The demolition squad neatly BLEW the old hotel up._ _The aerosol can was BLOWN to bits._ * (transitive) To cause sudden destruction of. _He BLEW the tires and the engine._ * (intransitive) To suddenly fail destructively. _He tried to sprint, but his ligaments BLEW and he was barely able to walk to the finish line._ * (intransitive, slang) To be very undesirable (see also suck). _This BLOWS!_ * (transitive, slang) To recklessly squander. _I managed to BLOW $1000 at blackjack in under an hour._ _I BLEW $35 thou on a car._ _We BLEW an opportunity to get benign corporate sponsorship._ * (transitive, vulgar) To fellate. _Who did you have to BLOW to get those backstage passes?_ * (transitive) To leave. _Let's BLOW this joint._ * To make flyblown, to defile, especially with fly eggs. * 1606, William Shakespeare, _Antony and Cleopatra_, Act V, scene 2, line 55. Shall they hoist me up, And show me to the shouting varletry Of censuring Rome? Rather a ditch in Egypt Be gentle grave unto me, rather on Nilus' mud Lay me stark naked, and let the water-flies BLOW me into abhorring! * 1610, _The Tempest_, by Shakespeare, act 3 scene 1 (FERDINAND) I am, in my condition, A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king;— I would not so!—and would no more endure This wooden slavery than to suffer The flesh-fly BLOW my mouth. * (obsolete) To spread by report; to publish; to disclose. * Dryden Through the court his courtesy was BLOWN. * Whiting His language does his knowledge BLOW. * (obsolete) To inflate, as with pride; to puff up. * Shakespeare Look how imagination BLOWS him. * (intransitive) To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff. * Shakespeare Here is Mistress Page at the door, sweating and BLOWING. * (transitive) To put out of breath; to

From Middle English blowen, from Old English blāwan (to blow, breathe, inflate, sound), from Proto-Germanic *blēaną (to blow) (compare German blähen), from Proto-Indo-European *bhle- (to swell, blow up) (compare Latin flare (to blow), Old Armenian բեղուն (bełun, fertile), Albanian plas (to blow, explode)).

Verb

blow (third-person singular simple present blows, present participle blowing, simple past blew, past participle blown)

  1. (intransitive) To produce an air current.
  2. (transitive) To propel by an air current.
    Blow the dust off that book and open it up.
  3. (intransitive) To be propelled by an air current.
    The leaves blow through the streets in the fall.
  4. (transitive) To create or shape by blowing; as in to blow bubbles, to blow glass.
  5. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means.
    to blow the fire
  6. To clear of contents by forcing air through.
    to blow an egg
    to blow one's nose
  7. (transitive) To cause to make sound by blowing, as a musical instrument.
  8. (intransitive) To make a sound as the result of being blown.
    In the harbor, the ships' horns blew.
  9. (intransitive, of a cetacean) To exhale visibly through the spout the seawater which it has taken in while feeding.
    There's nothing more thrilling to the whale watcher than to see a whale surface and blow.
    There she blows! (i.e. "I see a whale spouting!")
  10. (intransitive) To explode.
    Get away from that burning gas tank! It's about to blow!
  11. (transitive, with "up" or with prep phrase headed by "to") To cause to explode, shatter, or be utterly destroyed.
    The demolition squad neatly blew the old hotel up.
    The aerosol can was blown to bits.
  12. (transitive) To cause sudden destruction of.
    He blew the tires and the engine.
  13. (intransitive) To suddenly fail destructively.
    He tried to sprint, but his ligaments blew and he was barely able to walk to the finish line.
  14. (intransitive, slang) To be very undesirable (see also suck).
    This blows!
  15. (transitive, slang) To recklessly squander.
    I managed to blow $1000 at blackjack in under an hour.
    I blew $35 thou on a car.
    We blew an opportunity to get benign corporate sponsorship.
  16. (transitive, vulgar) To fellate.
    Who did you have to blow to get those backstage passes?
  17. (transitive) To leave.
    Let's blow this joint.
  18. To make flyblown, to defile, especially with fly eggs.
  19. (obsolete) To spread by report; to publish; to disclose.
  20. (obsolete) To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.
  21. (intransitive) To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.
  22. (transitive) To put out of breath; to
    Which the Definition/Meaning of blow in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

Middle English _blowe_, _blaw_, northern variant of _blēwe_, from Proto-Germanic _*blewwaną_ (“to beat”) (compare Old Norse _blegði_ (“wedge”), German _bläuen_, Middle Dutch _blouwen_). Related to block. NOUN BLOW (_plural_ BLOWS) * The act of striking or hitting. _A fabricator is used to direct a sharp BLOW to the surface of the stone._ _During an exchange to end round 13, Duran landed a BLOW to the midsection._ * A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault. * T. Arnold A vigorous BLOW might win [Hanno's camp]. * A damaging occurrence. _A further BLOW to the group came in 1917 when Thomson died while canoeing in Algonquin Park._ * Shakespeare a most poor man, made tame to fortune's BLOWS SYNONYMS * (The act of striking): bace, strike, hit, punch * (A damaging occurrence): disaster, calamity DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS

Middle English blowe, blaw, northern variant of blēwe, from Proto-Germanic *blewwaną (to beat) (compare Old Norse blegði (wedge), German bläuen, Middle Dutch blouwen). Related to block.

Noun

blow (plural blows)

  1. The act of striking or hitting.
    A fabricator is used to direct a sharp blow to the surface of the stone.
    During an exchange to end round 13, Duran landed a blow to the midsection.
  2. A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault.
  3. A damaging occurrence.
    A further blow to the group came in 1917 when Thomson died while canoeing in Algonquin Park.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of blow in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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