dynamite

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: dynamité

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Nobel, the inventor. Ultimately from Ancient Greek δύναμις (dúnamis, power) +‎ -ite, possibly under the influence of dynamo or dynamic.

Noun[edit]

dynamite (uncountable)

  1. A class of explosives made from nitroglycerine in an absorbent medium such as kieselguhr, used in mining and blasting; invented by Alfred Nobel in 1867.
  2. (figuratively) Anything exceptionally dangerous, exciting or wonderful.

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

dynamite (third-person singular simple present dynamites, present participle dynamiting, simple past and past participle dynamited)

  1. To blow up with dynamite or other high explosive.

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dynamite

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dynamiter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of dynamiter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of dynamiter
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of dynamiter
  5. second-person singular imperative of dynamiter