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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blaze, blazingnoun

    a strong flame that burns brightly

    "the blaze spread rapidly"

  2. hell, blazenoun

    a cause of difficulty and suffering

    "war is hell"; "go to blazes"

  3. hell, blazenoun

    noisy and unrestrained mischief

    "raising blazes"

  4. glare, blaze, brilliancenoun

    a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted

    "a glare of sunlight"

  5. blazeverb

    a light-colored marking

    "they chipped off bark to mark the trail with blazes"; "the horse had a blaze between its eyes"

  6. blazeverb

    shine brightly and intensively

    "Meteors blazed across the atmosphere"

  7. blaze away, blazeverb

    shoot rapidly and repeatedly

    "He blazed away at the men"

  8. blazeverb

    burn brightly and intensely

    "The summer sun alone can cause a pine to blaze"

  9. blaze, blaze outverb

    move rapidly and as if blazing

    "The spaceship blazed out into space"

  10. blazeverb

    indicate by marking trees with blazes

    "blaze a trail"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BLAZEnoun

    Etymology: blase , a torch, Saxon.

    They are in a most warlike preparation, and hope to come upon them in the heat of their division. —— The main blaze of it is past; but a small thing would make it flame again. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Thy throne is darkness in th’ abyss of light,
    A blaze of glory that forbids the sight. John Dryden, Hind and P.

    What groans of men shall fill the martial field!
    How fierce a blaze his flaming pile shall yield!
    What fun’ral pomp shall floating Tiber see! John Dryden, Æn.

    For what is glory but the blaze of fame;
    The people’s praise, if always praise unmixt? John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iii. l. 47.

  2. To Blazeverb

    The noise of this fight, and issue thereof, being blazed by the country people to some noblemen thereabouts, they came thither. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    My words, in hopes to blaze a stedfast mind,
    This marble chose, as of like temper known. Philip Sidney.

    Thou shalt live, till we can find a time
    To blaze your marriage, reconcile your friends,
    Beg pardon of thy prince, and call thee back. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

    When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
    The heav’ns themselves blaze forth the death of princes. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.

    But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter. Mark, i. 45.

    Such musick worthiest were to blaze
    The peerless height of her immortal praise,
    Whose lustre leads us. John Milton.

    Far beyond
    The sons of Anak, famous now and blaz’d,
    Fearless of danger, like a petty god
    I walk’d about. John Milton, Agonistes, l. 527.

    Whose follies, blaz’d about, to all are known,
    And are a secret to himself alone. George Granville.

    But, mortals, know, ’tis still our greatest pride
    To blaze those virtues, which the good would hide. Alexander Pope.

    This, in ancient times, was called a fierce; and you should then have blazed it thus: he bears a fierce, sable, between two fierces, or. Henry Peacham, on Drawing.

    Pall’d thy blazed youth
    Becomes assuag’d, and doth beg the alms
    Of palsied eld. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.

  3. To Blazeverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Thus you may long live an happy instrument for your king and country; you shall not be a meteor, or a blazing star, but stella fixa; happy here, and more happy hereafter. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.

    The third fair morn now blaz’d upon the main,
    Then glossy smooth lay all the liquid plain. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blazenoun

    a stream of gas or vapor emitting light and heat in the process of combustion; a bright flame

  2. Blazenoun

    intense, direct light accompanied with heat; as, to seek shelter from the blaze of the sun

  3. Blazenoun

    a bursting out, or active display of any quality; an outburst; a brilliant display

  4. Blazenoun

    a white spot on the forehead of a horse

  5. Blazenoun

    a spot made on trees by chipping off a piece of the bark, usually as a surveyor's mark

  6. Blazeverb

    to shine with flame; to glow with flame; as, the fire blazes

  7. Blazeverb

    to send forth or reflect glowing or brilliant light; to show a blaze

  8. Blazeverb

    to be resplendent

  9. Blazeverb

    to mark (a tree) by chipping off a piece of the bark

  10. Blazeverb

    to designate by blazing; to mark out, as by blazed trees; as, to blaze a line or path

  11. Blazeverb

    to make public far and wide; to make known; to render conspicuous

  12. Blazeverb

    to blazon

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blaze

    blāz, n. a rush of light or of flame: a bursting out or active display: a white spot on the face of a horse or ox: a mark made on a tree by cutting off a strip of bark to mark a track or a boundary.—v.i. to burn with a flame: to throw out light.—n. Blaz′er, a cricket or golf jacket of bright colour.—Blazes, from the fires of hell, in imprecations like To blazes; also Like blazes = with fury.—To blaze a tree, to make a white mark by cutting off a piece of the bark. [A.S. blæse, a torch, from root of Blow.]

  2. Blaze

    blāz, Blazon, blā′zn, v.t. to proclaim, to spread abroad.—n. Blaz′er (Spens.), one who spreads abroad or proclaims. [Same as Blare; Blazon is the M. E. blasen, with the n retained.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blaze in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blaze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of blaze in a Sentence

  1. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    No, let us not make God in our image, poor inhabitants that we are of a distant planet lost in infinite space. However brilliant and sublime our intelligence may be, it is scarcely more than a small spark which shines and in an instant is extinguished, and it alone can give us no idea of that blaze, that conflagration, that ocean of light!

  2. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    Finding the light when surrounded by dark; praying for hope when all seems lost; what is it that ignites the blaze of miracles but the spark of dance

  3. Jack London:

    I would rather be ashes than dust I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

  4. Jefferson County:

    Fire crews continue to battle the blaze, right now it's contained and not going anywhere but it's not under control.

  5. James Baldwin:

    If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.

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    interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by means of'
    • A. tingle
    • B. dint
    • C. reciprocal
    • D. peccadillo

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