blaze


1blaze

noun \ˈblāz\

Definition of BLAZE

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
:  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 ̄l fire — more at bald
First Known Use: before 12th century

2blaze

verb
blazedblaz·ing

Definition of BLAZE

intransitive verb
1
a :  to burn brightly <the sun blazed overhead>
b :  to flare up :  flame <inflation blazed up>
2
:  to be conspicuously brilliant or resplendent <fields blazing with flowers>
3
:  to shoot rapidly and repeatedly —usually used with away
4
:  to proceed extremely rapidly :  blast <blazing down the highway>

First Known Use of BLAZE

13th century

3blaze

verb
blazedblaz·ing

Definition of BLAZE

transitive verb
:  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

4blaze

noun

Definition of BLAZE

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
:  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

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

5blaze

verb
blazedblaz·ing

Definition of BLAZE

transitive verb
1
:  to mark (as a trail) with blazes
2
:  to lead in some direction or activity <blaze new trails in education>

First Known Use of BLAZE

1750

blaze

noun \ˈblāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLAZE

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

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