from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a class of powerful explosives composed of nitroglycerin or ammonium nitrate dispersed in an absorbent medium with a combustible dope, such as wood pulp, and an antacid, such as calcium carbonate, used in blasting and mining.
- n. Slang Something exceptionally exciting or wonderful.
- n. Slang Something exceptionally dangerous: These allegations are political dynamite.
- transitive v. To blow up, shatter, or otherwise destroy with or as if with dynamite.
- transitive v. To charge with dynamite.
- adj. Slang Outstanding; superb: a dynamite performance; a dynamite outfit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. Anything exceptionally dangerous, exciting or wonderful.
- v. To blow up with dynamite or other high explosive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An explosive substance consisting of nitroglycerin absorbed by some inert, porous solid, as infusorial earth, sawdust, etc. It is safer than nitroglycerin, being less liable to explosion from moderate shocks, or from spontaneous decomposition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An explosive of great power, consisting of a mixture of nitroglycerin with some absorbent such as sawdust, or a certain silicious earth from Oberlohe in Hanover.
- To mine or charge with dynamite in order to prevent the approach of an enemy, or for destructive purposes.
- To blow up or destroy by or as if by dynamite.
- n. Nitroglycerin soaked up by silicious earth as an inert absorbent or ‘dope’ is now distinguished as dynamite No. 1, and the meaning of the word is extended so as to include also numerous mixtures of nitro-glycerin with absorbents which increase the force of the explosion. See dope, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. blow up with dynamite
- n. an explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp
If Dilara spoke Kurdish, she’d be seeing the word dynamite on the side.
Prior to that, he had done ten years at Leavenworth for stealing dynamite from a mining company and selling it to the American Indian Movement.
Captain of the Yard, believes to this day that the dynamite is somewhere in the prison.
We got all of it lugged up here to the hideout and that dynamite is hid real good.
That night, Locke, Jack and Kate blow open the hatch using 200-year-old dynamite from the Black Rock, and find Desmond down below.
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I have sat on the Big Rock, where the dynamite is kept, of which I have been made keeper.
It is known that they stole a large amount of dynamite from the local stone quarry.
When it comes to protecting the environment, dynamite is not one of the materials that comes to mind.
That's not a question but if you can make one out of it I think it would make for a freakin 'dynamite opportunity to slam Jesse Jackson good.