- The definition of a blaze is an outburst of fire, flames or emotion.
An example of a blaze is a large campfire.
- Blaze means to burn or shine.
An example of to blaze is to burn down a tree.
The blaze of a housefire.
blaze definition by Webster's New World
- a brilliant mass or burst of flame; strongly burning fire
- any very bright, often hot, light or glare: the blaze of searchlights
- a sudden, spectacular occurrence; showy outburst: a blaze of oratory
- a brightness; vivid display; flash
- hell: a euphemism, esp. in the phrase
Origin: Middle English blase ; from Old English blæse, blase, a torch, flame ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhles-, shine ; from base an unverified form bhel-: see black
- to burn rapidly or brightly; flame
- to give off a strong, vivid light; shine very brightly; glare
- to be deeply stirred or excited, as with anger
- a light-colored spot on an animal's face
- ☆ a mark made on a tree, as to mark a trail, by cutting off a piece of bark
Origin: ; from Old Norse blesi: for Indo-European base see blaze
Origin: Middle English blasen, to blow ; from Old English or Old Norse form akin to German ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhlē- ; from base an unverified form bhel-, to swell, blow up from source ball; influenced, influence by blazon
blaze definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A brilliant burst of fire; a flame.b. A destructive fire.
- A bright or steady light or glare: the blaze of the desert sun.
- A brilliant, striking display: flowers that were a blaze of color.
- A sudden outburst, as of emotion: a blaze of anger.
- blazes Used as an intensive: Where in blazes are my keys?
- To burn with a bright flame.
- To shine brightly.
- To be resplendent: a garden blazing with flowers.
- To flare up suddenly: My neighbor's temper blazed.
- To shoot rapidly and continuously: Machine guns blazed.
Origin: Middle English blase, from Old English blǽse; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- blazˈing·ly adverb
- A white or light-colored spot or stripe on the face of an animal, such as a horse.
- A mark cut or painted on a tree to indicate a trail.
- To mark (a tree) with or as if with blazes.
- To indicate (a trail) by marking trees with blazes.
Origin: Of Germanic origin; akin to blaze1.
transitive verb blazed blazed, blaz·ing, blaz·es
Origin: Middle English blasen, from Middle Dutch blāsen, to blow up, swell; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.
blaze - Phrases/Idioms
- to fire a gun rapidly a number of times
- to speak heatedly
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