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.
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.
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.
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.
Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.
A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.
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"
a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"
a sudden violent happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"
break open or apart suddenly; "The bubble burst"
force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"
burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night"
emerge suddenly; "The sun burst into view"
break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"
suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst'); "a burst balloon"; "burst pipes"; "burst seams"; "a ruptured appendix"; "a busted balloon"
Many of the best shells and rockets have a single break which changes colour or effect. This a double, or multiple burst.
In web hosting, burst is when a client suddenly uses more bandwidth than is expected under its contract .Typically, the web hosting company expects this to happen occasionally and has set fees for the client depending on the bandwidth used.
This stands for both a sudden spurt of interest in any subject by search engine users; and also an abrupt increase of web pages that support that interest.