ablaze


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a·blaze

 (ə-blāz′)
adj.
1. Being on fire: The house is ablaze.
2. Radiant with bright color: a maple tree ablaze in autumn.
3. Fervent or excited.

a·blaze′ adv.

ablaze

(əˈbleɪz)
adj, adv (postpositive)
1. on fire; burning
2. brightly illuminated
3. emotionally aroused

a•blaze

(əˈbleɪz)

adj.
1. burning; on fire.
2. gleaming with bright lights or bold colors.
3. excited; eager; ardent.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ablaze - keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitementablaze - keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement; "his face all ablaze with excitement"- Bram Stoker; "he was aflame with desire"
passionate - having or expressing strong emotions
2.ablaze - 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"
lighted, lit - set afire or burning; "the lighted candles"; "a lighted cigarette"; "a lit firecracker"
3.ablaze - resembling flame in brilliance or color; "maple trees ablaze in autumn"
colorful, colourful - having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves"
4.ablaze - lighted with red light as if with flamesablaze - lighted with red light as if with flames; "streets ablaze with lighted Christmas trees"; "the inflamed clouds at sunset"; "reddened faces around the campfire"
light - characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"

ablaze

adjective
1. on fire, burning, flaming, blazing, fiery, alight, aflame, afire Shops, houses and vehicles were ablaze.

ablaze

adjective
On fire:
Idioms: in a blaze, in flames.
Translations
مُشْتَعِلمُضِيء
v plamenechzářící
i flammerskinnendestrålende
fényárban úszólángban álló
ljómandilogandi, alelda
liepsnojantisspindintisšvytintis
liesmāsliesmojošsmirdzošsspožs
alevler içindepırıl pırıltutuşmuş

ablaze

[əˈbleɪz] ADV
1. (= on fire) → en llamas, ardiendo
the cinema was ablaze in five minutesen cinco minutos el cine estaba en llamas or ardiendo
to set sth ablazeprender fuego a algo
2. (fig) the house was ablaze with lightla casa resplandecía de luz
the garden was ablaze with colourel jardín resplandecía de color
to be ablaze with indignationestar indignadísimo or encolerizado

ablaze

[əˈbleɪz] adj
(= on fire) → en feu, en flammes
to be ablaze [building] → flamber
ablaze with light → resplendissant(e) de lumière
to be ablaze with colour → offrir une débauche de couleurs

ablaze

adv adj pred
(lit)in Flammen; to be ablazein Flammen stehen; to set something ablazeetw in Brand stecken; the paraffin really set the fire ablazedas Paraffin ließ das Feuer wirklich auflodern
(fig: = animated) her eyes were ablazeihre Augen glühten; his face was ablaze with joy/angersein Gesicht glühte vor Freude/brannte vor Ärger; to be ablaze with lighthell erleuchtet sein; to be ablaze with colour (Brit) or color (US) → in leuchtenden Farben erstrahlen

ablaze

[əˈbleɪz] adv & adjin fiamme
the house was ablaze with light (fig) → la casa era tutta illuminata, la casa risplendeva di luci

ablaze

(əˈbleiz) adjective
1. burning strongly. The building was ablaze when the fire brigade arrived.
2. very bright. The street was ablaze with lights.
References in classic literature ?
Kate Swift's mind was ablaze with thoughts of George Willard.
Her usually pale cheeks were all ablaze with heat and hurry.
Last Christmas Eve and all Christmas Day Jurgis had toiled on the killing beds, and Ona at wrapping hams, and still they had found strength enough to take the children for a walk upon the avenue, to see the store windows all decorated with Christmas trees and ablaze with electric lights.
But when he saw this small new-comer his soul was all ablaze with bliss in a moment.
She was in time to hold Tom's hand through hours of pain; to show him for once the heart of a prim New England girl when it is ablaze with love and grief; to put her arms about him so that he could have a home to die in, and that was all;--all, but it served.
It took four men, all four ablaze with gorgeous decoration, and the Chief of them unable to exist with fewer than two gold watches in his pocket, emulative of the noble and chaste fashion set by Monseigneur, to conduct the happy chocolate to Monseigneur's lips.
Why, one branch of hawthorn against the sky promises more than all the summers of time can pay, and a pond ablaze with yellow lilies awakens such answering splendours and enchantments in mortal bosoms,--blazons, it would seem, so august a message from the hidden heart of the world,--that ever afterwards, for one who has looked upon it, the most fortunate human existence must seem a disappointment.
I was right, as appeared later; but in the meantime, the house being stifling hot and the little patch of sand inside the palisade ablaze with midday sun, I began to get another thought into my head, which was not by any means so right.
Sancho surveyed himself from head to foot and saw himself all ablaze with flames; but as they did not burn him, he did not care two farthings for them.
They direct their attacks not against the bourgeois conditions of production, but against the instruments of production themselves; they destroy imported wares that compete with their labour, they smash to pieces machinery, they set factories ablaze, they seek to restore by force the vanished status of the workman of the Middle Ages.
When I came back, I found him walking hurriedly up and down the room, his face all ablaze with excitement.
I heard a short, sharp cry behind me, a fall, and turning saw an awful face rushing upon me,--not human, not animal, but hellish, brown, seamed with red branching scars, red drops starting out upon it, and the lidless eyes ablaze.