—n. 1. a high explosive, originally consisting of nitroglycerin mixed with an absorbent substance, now with ammonium nitrate usually replacing the nitroglycerin.
2. any person or thing having a spectacular effect.
—v.t. 1. to blow up, shatter, or destroy with dynamite: Saboteurs dynamited the dam. 2. to mine or charge with dynamite.
—adj. Informal.creating a spectacular or optimum effect; great; topnotch: a dynamite idea; a dynamite crew.