blaze


blaze
blaze
blaze1 [blāz]
n.
[ME blase < OE blæse, blase, a torch, flame < IE * bhles-, shine < base * bhel-: see BLACK]
1. a brilliant mass or burst of flame; strongly burning fire
2. any very bright, often hot, light or glare [the blaze of searchlights]
3. a sudden, spectacular occurrence; showy outburst [a blaze of oratory]
4. a brightness; vivid display; flash
5. [pl.] hell: a euphemism, esp. in the phrase go to blazes!
vi.
blazed, blazing
1. to burn rapidly or brightly; flame
2. to give off a strong, vivid light; shine very brightly; glare
3. to be deeply stirred or excited, as with anger
vt.
Rare to cause to blaze
to cause to blaze
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blaze away
1. to fire a gun rapidly a number of times
2. to speak heatedly
SYN.- BLAZE1 suggests a hot, intensely bright, relatively large and steady fire [the blaze of a burning house ]; FLAME generally refers to a single, shimmering, tonguelike emanation of burning gas [the flame of a candle ]; FLICKER1 suggests an unsteady, fluttering flame, esp. one that is dying out [the last flicker of his oil lamp ]; FLARE implies a sudden, bright, unsteady light shooting up into darkness [the flare of a torch ]; GLOW suggests a steady, warm, subdued light without flame or blaze [the glow of burning embers ]; GLARE1 implies a steady, unpleasantly bright light [the glare of a bare light bulb ]
blaze2 [blāz]
n.
[< ON blesi: for IE base see BLAZE1]
1. a light-colored spot on an animal's face
2. a mark made on a tree, as to mark a trail, by cutting off a piece of bark
vt.
blazed, blazing
☆ to mark (a tree or trail) with blazes
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☆ blaze a way or blaze a path
to pioneer, set a direction or course, etc. [she blazed a new path in modern dance]
blaze3 [blāz]
vt.
blazed, blazing [ME blasen, to blow < OE or ON form akin to Ger < IE * bhlē- < base * bhel-, to swell, blow up > BALL1; infl. by BLAZON]
to make known publicly; spread the news of; proclaim

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