5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blaze \Blaze\ (bl[=a]z), noun [OE. blase, AS. bl[ae]se, blase; akin to OHG. blass whitish, G. blass pale, MHG. blas torch, Icel. blys torch; perh. fr. the same root as E. blast. Cf. {Blast}, {Blush}, {Blink}.]

1. A stream of gas or vapor emitting light and heat in the process of combustion; a bright flame. "To heaven the blaze uprolled." --Croly.

2. Intense, direct light accompanied with heat; as, to seek shelter from the blaze of the sun.

O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon! --Milton.

3. A bursting out, or active display of any quality; an outburst; a brilliant display. "Fierce blaze of riot." "His blaze of wrath." --Shak.

For what is glory but the blaze of fame? --Milton.

4. [Cf. D. bles; akin to E. blaze light.] A white spot on the forehead of a horse.

5. A spot made on trees by chipping off a piece of the bark, usually as a surveyor's mark.

Three blazes in a perpendicular line on the same tree indicating a legislative road, the single blaze a settlement or neighborhood road. --Carlton.

{In a blaze}, on fire; burning with a flame; filled with, giving, or reflecting light; excited or exasperated.

{Like blazes}, furiously; rapidly. [Low] "The horses did along like blazes tear." --Poem in Essex dialect.

Note: In low language in the U. S., blazes is frequently used of something extreme or excessive, especially of something very bad; as, blue as blazes. --Neal.

Syn: {Blaze}, {Flame}.

Usage: A blaze and a flame are both produced by burning gas. In blaze the idea of light rapidly evolved is prominent, with or without heat; as, the blaze of the sun or of a meteor. Flame includes a stronger notion of heat; as, he perished in the flames.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blaze \Blaze\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Blazed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blazing}.]

1. To shine with flame; to glow with flame; as, the fire blazes.

2. To send forth or reflect glowing or brilliant light; to show a blaze.

And far and wide the icy summit blazed. --Wordsworth.

3. To be resplendent. --Macaulay.

{To blaze away}, to discharge a firearm, or to continue firing; -- said esp. of a number of persons, as a line of soldiers. Also used (fig.) of speech or action. [Colloq.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blaze \Blaze\, verb (used with an object)

1. To mark (a tree) by chipping off a piece of the bark.

I found my way by the blazed trees. --Hoffman.

2. To designate by blazing; to mark out, as by blazed trees; as, to blaze a line or path.

Champollion died in 1832, having done little more than blaze out the road to be traveled by others. --Nott.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blaze \Blaze\, verb (used with an object) [OE. blasen to blow; perh. confused with blast and blaze a flame, OE. blase. Cf. {Blaze}, verb (used without an object), and see {Blast}.]

1. To make public far and wide; to make known; to render conspicuous.

On charitable lists he blazed his name. --Pollok.

To blaze those virtues which the good would hide. --Pope.

2. (Her.) To blazon. [Obs.] --Peacham.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a strong flame that burns brightly; "the blaze spread rapidly" [syn: {blaze}, {blazing}]

2: a cause of difficulty and suffering; "war is hell"; "go to blazes" [syn: {hell}, {blaze}]

3: noisy and unrestrained mischief; "raising blazes" [syn: {hell}, {blaze}]

4: a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted; "a glare of sunlight" [syn: {glare}, {blaze}, {brilliance}]

5: a light-colored marking; "they chipped off bark to mark the trail with blazes"; "the horse had a blaze between its eyes"


1: shine brightly and intensively; "Meteors blazed across the atmosphere"

2: shoot rapidly and repeatedly; "He blazed away at the men" [syn: {blaze away}, {blaze}]

3: burn brightly and intensely; "The summer sun alone can cause a pine to blaze"

4: move rapidly and as if blazing; "The spaceship blazed out into space" [syn: {blaze}, {blaze out}]

5: indicate by marking trees with blazes; "blaze a trail"

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