blaze a trail

Definition of blaze a trail

  1. 1 :  to show a trail with marks on trees We followed a trail that others had blazed.

  2. 2 :  to be the first one to do something and to show others how to do it The company blazed a trail with the first small computers. She blazed a trail for other women in politics.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an intensely burning fire

    :  intense direct light often accompanied by heat

    :  an active burning

  1. :  to burn brightly

    :  to flare up :  flame

    :  to be conspicuously brilliant or resplendent

  1. :  to make public or conspicuous

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

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

    :  a trail marker

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

    :  to lead in some direction or activity

  1. :  to hang down so as to drag along or sweep the ground

    :  to extend over a surface in a loose or straggling manner

    :  to grow to such length as to droop over toward the ground

  1. :  something that trails or is trailed: such as

    :  a trailing plant

    :  the train of a gown

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a brief usually trivial fact

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