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Definition of BLAZE

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Blaze \Blaze\ (bl[=a]z), n. [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. [1913 Webster]

     2. Intense, direct light accompanied with heat; as, to seek shelter from the blaze of the sun. [1913 Webster]

              O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon!
                                                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     3. A bursting out, or active display of any quality; an outburst; a brilliant display. "Fierce blaze of riot."
        "His blaze of wrath." --Shak.
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              For what is glory but the blaze of fame? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     4. [Cf. D. bles; akin to E. blaze light.] A white spot on the forehead of a horse. [1913 Webster]

     5. A spot made on trees by chipping off a piece of the bark, usually as a surveyor's mark. [1913 Webster]

              Three blazes in a perpendicular line on the same tree indicating a legislative road, the single blaze a settlement or neighborhood road.    --Carlton. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

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

Blaze \Blaze\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blazed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blazing}.]
     1. To shine with flame; to glow with flame; as, the fire blazes. [1913 Webster]

     2. To send forth or reflect glowing or brilliant light; to show a blaze. [1913 Webster]

              And far and wide the icy summit blazed.
                                                    --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

     3. To be resplendent. --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]

     {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.] [1913 Webster]

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

Blaze \Blaze\, v. t.
     1. To mark (a tree) by chipping off a piece of the bark. [1913 Webster]

              I found my way by the blazed trees.   --Hoffman. [1913 Webster]

     2. To designate by blazing; to mark out, as by blazed trees; as, to blaze a line or path. [1913 Webster]

              Champollion died in 1832, having done little more than blaze out the road to be traveled by others.
                                                    --Nott. [1913 Webster]

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

Blaze \Blaze\, v. t. [OE. blasen to blow; perh. confused with blast and blaze a flame, OE. blase. Cf. {Blaze}, v. i., and see {Blast}.]
     1. To make public far and wide; to make known; to render conspicuous. [1913 Webster]

              On charitable lists he blazed his name. --Pollok. [1913 Webster]

              To blaze those virtues which the good would hide.
                                                    --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Her.) To blazon. [Obs.] --Peacham.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

350 Moby Thesaurus words for "blaze":
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