blaze


blaze
blaze1
/blayz/, n., v., blazed, blazing.
n.
1. a bright flame or fire: the welcome blaze of the hearth.
2. a bright, hot gleam or glow: the blaze of day.
3. a sparkling brightness: a blaze of jewels.
4. a sudden, intense outburst, as of fire, passion, or fury: to unleash a blaze of pent-up emotions; a blaze of glory.
5. blazes, Informal. hell: Go to blazes!
v.i.
6. to burn brightly (sometimes fol. by away, up, forth): The bonfire blazed away for hours. The dry wood blazed up at the touch of a match.
7. to shine like flame (sometimes fol. by forth): Their faces blazed with enthusiasm.
8. to burn with intense feeling or passion (sometimes fol. by up): He blazed up at the insult.
9. to shoot steadily or continuously (usually fol. by away): The contestants blazed away at the clay pigeons.
10. to be brilliantly conspicuous.
[bef. 1000; ME, OE blase torch, flame; c. MHG blas torch]
Syn. 1. See flame.
blaze2
/blayz/, n., v., blazed, blazing.
n.
1. a spot or mark made on a tree, as by painting or notching or by chipping away a piece of the bark, to indicate a trail or boundary.
2. a white area down the center of the face of a horse, cow, etc.
v.t.
3. to mark with blazes: to blaze a trail.
4. to lead in forming or finding (a new method, course, etc.): His research in rocketry blazed the way for space travel.
[1655-65; akin to ON blesi, D bles, G Blässe white mark on a beast's face, and to G blass pale]
blaze3
/blayz/, v.t., blazed, blazing.
1. to make known; proclaim; publish: Headlines blazed the shocking news.
2. Obs. to blow, as from a trumpet.
[1350-1400; ME blasen < MD; c. ON blasa to blow. See BLAST]

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