ablaze

adjective or adverb \ ə-ˈblāz \

Definition of ablaze

1 : being on fire
2 : radiant with light or emotion
  • his face all ablaze with excitement
  • —Bram Stoker

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Origin and Etymology of ablaze



ABLAZE Defined for English Language Learners

ablaze

adjective

Definition of ablaze for English Language Learners

  • : in the process of burning : on fire

  • : glowing with light, color, or emotion


ABLAZE Defined for Kids

ablaze

adjective \ ə-ˈblāz \

Definition of ablaze for Students

1 : on fire
  • The forest was ablaze.
2 : glowing with light, color, or emotion
  • The garden was ablaze with blossoms.


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