blaze

noun (1)
\ˈblāz \

Definition of blaze 

(Entry 1 of 5)

1a : 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: such 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 blazes plural : hell go to blazes as hot as blazes

blaze

verb (1)
blazed; blazing

Definition of blaze (Entry 2 of 5)

intransitive verb

1a : 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

blaze

verb (2)
blazed; blazing

Definition of blaze (Entry 3 of 5)

transitive verb

: to make public or conspicuous

blaze

noun (2)

Definition of blaze (Entry 4 of 5)

1a : 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

blaze

verb (3)
blazed; blazing

Definition of blaze (Entry 5 of 5)

transitive verb

1 : to mark (a trail) with blazes (see blaze entry 4 sense 2)

2 : to lead in some direction or activity blaze new trails in education

First Known Use of blaze

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb (2)

1541, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb (3)

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blaze

Noun (1)

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

Verb (2)

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

Noun (2)

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

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blaze

noun
\ˈblāz \

Kids Definition of blaze

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : an intense and dangerous fire

2 : great brightness and heat the blaze of the sun

3 : a bright display a blaze of color

4 : outburst sense 1 a blaze of anger

blaze

verb
blazed; blazing

Kids Definition of blaze (Entry 2 of 4)

1 : to burn brightly A fire was blazing in the fireplace.

2 : to shine as if on fire Her eyes blazed with anger.

blaze

noun

Kids Definition of blaze (Entry 3 of 4)

1 : a white stripe down the center of an animal's face

2 : a mark made on a tree to show a trail

blaze

verb
blazed; blazing

Kids Definition of blaze (Entry 4 of 4)

: to show a path by making marks on trees blaze a trail

blaze

noun
\ˈblāz \

Medical Definition of blaze 

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

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