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blaze

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noun \ˈblāz\

Definition of blaze

  1. 1 a :  an intensely burning fire b :  intense direct light often accompanied by heat <the blaze of TV lights> c :  an active burning; especially :  a sudden bursting forth of flame

  2. 2 :  something that resembles the blaze of a fire: as a :  a dazzling display <a blaze of color> b :  a sudden outburst <a blaze of fury> <went down in a blaze of glory> c plural :  hell <go to blazes> <as hot as blazes>



Origin of blaze

Middle English blase, from Old English blæse torch; probably akin to Old English bǣl fire — more at bald


First Known Use: before 12th century


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blaze

verb

Definition of blaze

blazedblaz·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to burn brightly <the sun blazed overhead> b :  to flare up :  flame <inflation blazed up>

  3. 2 :  to be conspicuously brilliant or resplendent <fields blazing with flowers>

  4. 3 :  to shoot rapidly and repeatedly —usually used with away

  5. 4 :  to proceed extremely rapidly :  blast <blazing down the highway>



13th Century

First Known Use of blaze

13th century


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blaze

verb

Definition of blaze

blazedblaz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make public or conspicuous



Origin of blaze

Middle English blasen, from Middle Dutch blāsen to blow; akin to Old High German blāst blast


First Known Use: 1541


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blaze

noun

Definition of blaze

  1. 1 a :  a usually white stripe down the center of the face of an animal b :  a white or gray streak in the hair of the head

  2. 2 :  a trail marker; especially :  a mark made on a tree by chipping off a piece of the bark



Origin of blaze

perhaps from Dutch or Low German bles; akin to Old Norse blesi white stripe on an animal and probably to Old English blæse torch


First Known Use: 1639

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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blaze

verb

Definition of blaze

blazedblaz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mark (as a trail) with blazes

  3. 2 :  to lead in some direction or activity <blaze new trails in education>



1750

First Known Use of blaze

1750


Medical Dictionary

blaze

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noun \ˈblāz\

Medical Definition of blaze

  1. :  a white or gray streak in the hair of the head






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