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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ablaze, aflame, arousedadjective

    keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement

    "his face all ablaze with excitement"- Bram Stoker; "he was aflame with desire"

  2. ablaze(p), afire(p), aflame(p), aflare(p), alight(p), on fire(p)adjective

    lighted up by or as by fire or flame

    "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight on the tables"; "houses on fire"

  3. ablazeadjective

    resembling flame in brilliance or color

    "maple trees ablaze in autumn"

  4. ablaze(p), inflamed, reddenedadjective

    lighted with red light as if with flames

    "streets ablaze with lighted Christmas trees"; "the inflamed clouds at sunset"; "reddened faces around the campfire"


  1. ablazeadverb

    On fire; in a blaze, gleaming.

  2. ablazeadverb

    Lit up brightly and with color.

  3. ablazeadverb

    In a state of glowing excitement or ardent desire.

    The young Cambridge democrats were all ablaze to assist Torrijos. -Thomas Carlyle

  4. ablazeadjective

    Burning fiercely; in a blaze; on fire.

  5. ablazeadjective

    Radiant with bright light and color.

    All ablaze with crimson and gold. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  6. ablazeadjective

    In a state of glowing excitement or ardent desire.

    The young Cambridge democrats were all ablaze to assist Torrijos. -Thomas Carlyle


  1. Ablaze

    Ablaze is a 2001 American direct-to-video action disaster film, starring John Bradley, Tom Arnold and Michael Dudikoff. It was directed by Jim Wynorski. The film uses stock footage from two other films. The car chase scene at the beginning of the film is edited from the 1993 film Striking Distance. Ablaze also uses several footage from the film City on Fire during the entire film. The film also contains stock footage from the 1970s TV Show Emergency!


  1. ablaze

    Ablaze generally refers to a state of being on fire, either literally or figuratively. It can describe something that is glowing or burning with intense heat and light, or can be used metaphorically to describe situations or emotions that are very intense or heated.

  2. ablaze

    Ablaze refers to being on fire or burning, either literally or figuratively. It can also mean glowing or shining brightly, often because of extreme heat, or being filled with strong emotion or enthusiasm.

  3. ablaze

    Ablaze refers to being on fire, either literally or figuratively. It typically signifies something burning brightly and fiercely. In a figurative sense, it can also depict intense emotions or vibrant display.

  4. ablaze

    Ablaze refers to being on fire, either literally or figuratively. It can mean burning fiercely with flames or characterized by intense emotions or activity. It can also be used to describe something bright or shining.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ablaze

    on fire; in a blaze, gleaming

  2. Ablaze

    in a state of glowing excitement or ardent desire

  3. Etymology: [Pref. a- + blaze.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ablaze

    a-blāz′, adj. in a blaze, on fire: gleaming brightly. [Prep. a, and Blaze.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ablaze in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ablaze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of ablaze in a Sentence

  1. One Rodeo resident:

    ALASKA WOMAN GETS 60 YEARS FOR SETTING COUCH ABLAZE WITH BOYFRIEND ON IT Contra Costa Fire Department spokesman Steve Hill said the tanks held varying amounts of ethanol. One tank alone contained around 167,000 gallons of the flammable substance. Approximately 200 firefighters were battling the blazes using foam on the flames and water to cool adjacent tanks to prevent them from catching fire. Officials closed Interstate 80, one of the busiest in the Bay Area at the peak of rush hour, causing major traffic jams.The California Highway Patrol said the closure was expected to last at least until midnight. CALIFORNIA LYFT DRIVER IS PULLED OVER SO POLICE CAN ARREST HER PASSENGER One Rodeo resident, One Rodeo resident, told The Associated Press he was sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic trying to get home to his teenage son. His son had called him to say he heard a loud explosion. It literally rocked the house and then soon after, he heard what sounded like a jet plane.

  2. Jody Thompson:

    The candle exploded and emitted huge flames with bits flying everywhere, i've never seen anything like it. The whole thing was ablaze, and it was too hot to touch. There was an inferno in the room.

  3. Steve Johnson:

    That whole place was ablaze. It was like Armageddon, we were literally driving through the flames.

  4. Krystal Bellaine Miller:

    My brother was fixing Rhonita's broken-down vehicle, saw a fire, didn't think anything of it, then( he) saw the explosion, went to check it out, saw it was my mother's vehicle, full of bullet holes, completely ablaze.

  5. Tikelia Rucker:

    There's a fire and they want us to run into the burning building while the fire is ablaze.

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  • مشتعلArabic
  • пламвам, лумвам, пламнал, лумналBulgarian
  • cremant, rogent, ardentCatalan, Valencian
  • loderndGerman
  • φλεγόμενοςGreek
  • ardiente, ardiendo, resplandeciente, llama, radianteSpanish
  • kiihkeä, innokas, ilmiliekeissä, innokkaasti, liekeissä, tulessa, palavasti, innoissaan, kiihkeästi, intoa täynnä, palava, [[kirkkaasti]] [[valaistu]], hehkuvaFinnish
  • embrasé, flammeFrench
  • lasrachScottish Gaelic
  • जलता हुआHindi
  • in fiamme, fiammeggianteItalian
  • בָּאֵשׁHebrew
  • 燃える, 着火, 興奮, 輝くJapanese
  • magnus igne ardensLatin
  • in lichterlaaieDutch
  • rozjarzony, w ogniuPolish
  • queimando, brilhando, em, brasas, ardente, chamas, resplandecente, brilhante, radiante, ardendoPortuguese
  • în flăcări, aprins, lucitor, strălucind, scânteindRomanian
  • пылать, гореть, пылкий, сверкать, возбуждённыйRussian
  • theeyilTamil
  • మండుతూTelugu

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