Blown Blown, p. p. & a. Opened; in blossom or having blossomed, as a flower. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Blown — Blown, p. p. & a. 1. Swollen; inflated; distended; puffed up, as cattle when gorged with green food which develops gas. [1913 Webster] 2. Stale; worthless. [1913 Webster] 3. Out of breath; tired; exhausted. Their horses much blown. Sir W. Scott.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blown — blown; un·blown; …   English syllables

  • blown — blown1 [blōn] vi., vt. pp. of BLOW1 adj. 1. swollen or bloated 2. out of breath, as from exertion 3. flyblown 4. made by blowing or by using a blowpipe, etc. blown2 [blōn] …   English World dictionary

  • blown — [bləun US bloun] the past participle of ↑blow …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blown — the past participle of blow1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blown — early 15c., inflated, adjective from O.E. blawen, pp. of BLOW (Cf. blow) (v.1). Figurative sense of inflated by pride is from late 15c. Meaning out of breath is from 1670s. As a pp. adjective from BLOW (Cf. blow) (v.2), it was O.E. geblowenne …   Etymology dictionary

  • blown — adjective breathing hard; exhausted. → blow blown1 past participle of blow1. adjective informal (of a vehicle) provided with a turbocharger. blown2 past participle of blow3 …   English new terms dictionary

  • blown — blown1 /blohn/, adj. 1. inflated; swollen; expanded: a blown stomach. 2. destroyed, melted, inoperative, misshapen, ruined, or spoiled: to replace a blown fuse; to dispose of blown canned goods. 3. being out of breath. 4. flyblown. 5. formed by… …   Universalium

  • Blown — Blow Blow, v. i. [imp. {Blew} (bl[=u]); p. p. {Blown} (bl[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blowing}.] [OE. blawen, blowen, AS. bl[=a]wan to blow, as wind; akin to OHG. pl[=a]jan, G. bl[ a]hen, to blow up, swell, L. flare to blow, Gr. ekflai nein to spout… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blown — There are some surnames which are well recorded but offer few clues as to the definitive origin. This is one of them! Recorded as Bloan, Blown, Blowen, Blowne, Blowin, Blowing, Blunn and probably others, this is believed to be a surname of Welsh… …   Surnames reference

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”