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blaze

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noun \ˈblāz\

Definition of blaze

  1. 1a :  an intensely burning fireb :  intense direct light often accompanied by heat the blaze of TV lightsc :  an active burning; especially :  a sudden bursting forth of flame

  2. 2 :  something that resembles the blaze of a fire: such asa :  a dazzling display a blaze of colorb :  a sudden outburst a blaze of fury went down in a blaze of gloryc blazes plural :  hell go to blazes as hot as blazes

Origin and Etymology 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

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Definition of blaze

blazed

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blazing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to burn brightly the sun blazed overheadb :  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

blazed

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blazing

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

Origin and Etymology 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. 1a :  a usually white stripe down the center of the face of an animalb :  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 and Etymology 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

blazed

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blazing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mark (a trail) with blazes (see 4blaze 2)

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

1750

First Known Use of blaze

1750



BLAZE Defined for Kids

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blaze

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noun \ˈblāz\

Definition of blaze for Students

  1. 1 :  an intense and dangerous fire

  2. 2 :  great brightness and heat the blaze of the sun

  3. 3 :  a bright display a blaze of color

  4. 4 :  outburst 1 a blaze of anger


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blaze

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verb

Definition of blaze for Students

blazed

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blazing

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

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


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blaze

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noun

Definition of blaze for Students

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

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


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blaze

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verb

Definition of blaze for Students

blazed

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blazing

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


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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