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blaze

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: 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

Origin and Etymology of blaze

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


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blaze

verb

Definition of blaze

blazed; blazing
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


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blaze

verb

Definition of blaze

blazed; blazing
transitive verb
: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


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blaze

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 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

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blaze

verb

Definition of blaze

blazed; blazing
transitive verb
1 :to mark (a trail) with blazes (see 4blaze 2)
2 :to lead in some direction or activity
  • blaze new trails in education

First Known Use of blaze

1750



BLAZE Defined for Kids

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blaze

noun \ ˈblāz \

Definition of blaze for Students

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 1
  • a blaze of anger

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blaze

verb

Definition of blaze for Students

blazed; blazing
1 :to burn brightly
  • A fire was blazing in the fireplace.
2 :to shine as if on fire
  • Her eyes blazed with anger.

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blaze

noun

Definition of blaze for Students

1 :a white stripe down the center of an animal's face
2 :a mark made on a tree to show a trail

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blaze

verb

Definition of blaze for Students

blazed; blazing
:to show a path by making marks on trees
  • blaze a trail

Medical Dictionary

blaze

noun \ ˈblāz \

medical Definition of blaze

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


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