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blaze 1

 (blāz)
n.
1.
a. A brilliant burst of fire; a flame.
b. A destructive fire.
2. A bright or steady light or glare: the blaze of the desert sun.
3. A brilliant, striking display: flowers that were a blaze of color.
4. A sudden outburst, as of emotion: a blaze of anger.
5. blazes Used as an intensive: Where in blazes are my keys?
v. blazed, blaz·ing, blaz·es
v.intr.
1. To burn with a bright flame.
2. To shine brightly.
3. To be resplendent: a garden blazing with flowers.
4. To flare up suddenly: My neighbor's temper blazed.
5. To shoot rapidly and continuously: Machine guns blazed.
v.tr.
To shine or be resplendent with: eyes that blazed hatred.

[Middle English blase, from Old English blæse; see bhel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

blaz′ing·ly adv.

blaze 2

 (blāz)
n.
1. A white or light-colored spot or stripe on the face of an animal, such as a horse.
2. A mark to indicate a trail, usually painted on or cut into a tree.
tr.v. blazed, blaz·ing, blaz·es
1.
a. To mark (a tree) with a blaze.
b. To indicate (a trail) by making blazes.
2. To prepare or lead (the way in an endeavor): blazed the way in space exploration.

[Of Germanic origin; akin to blaze.]

blaze 3

 (blāz)
tr.v. blazed, blaz·ing, blaz·es
To make known publicly; proclaim: Headlines blazed the news.

[Middle English blasen, from Middle Dutch blāsen, to blow up, swell; see bhlē- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

blazing

(ˈbleɪzɪŋ)
adj
1. burning or shining very brightly
2. Brit (of a row or argument) very intense and acrimonious
3. displaying a lot of emotion, esp anger
adv
involving fire or great heat

blaz•ing

(ˈbleɪ zɪŋ)

adj.
of tremendous heat or force.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blazing - a strong flame that burns brightlyblazing - a strong flame that burns brightly; "the blaze spread rapidly"
flame, flaming, fire - the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
Adj.1.blazing - shining intenselyblazing - shining intensely; "the blazing sun"; "blinding headlights"; "dazzling snow"; "fulgent patterns of sunlight"; "the glaring sun"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
2.blazing - without any attempt at concealmentblazing - without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious; "blatant disregard of the law"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing indiscretion"
unconcealed - not concealed or hidden; "her unconcealed hostility poisoned the atmosphere"; "watched with unconcealed curiosity"

blazing

adjective
3. furious, excited, angry, raging, passionate, fuming, frenzied, incensed, enraged, seething, fervent, impassioned, wrathful My husband has just had a blazing row with his boss.

blazing

adjective
Translations
غاضِبٌ جِدّامُشْتَعِلٌ
planoucísálajícízuřivý
blussendeblussende vredflammende
logandiskíîlogandi
žiariaci plameň
alev alev yananöfke dolu

blazing

[ˈbleɪzɪŋ] ADJ
1. [building etc] → en llamas; [fire] → llameante; [sun] → abrasador, ardiente; [light] → brillante; [eyes] → centelleante
2. [row, anger] → violento

blazing

[ˈbleɪzɪŋ] adj
[sun] → éclatant(e); [hot weather] → torride
(British) [row] → violent(e)

blazing

adj
building etcbrennend; fire, torchlodernd; sun, lightgrell; sun (= hot)brennend
(fig) eyesfunkelnd (→ with vor +dat); rowfurchtbar; he is blazing (inf)er kocht vor Wut (inf), → er ist fuchsteufelswild (inf)

blazing

[ˈbleɪzɪŋ] adj (building) → in fiamme; (fire) → ardente; (sun) → infuocato/a; (light) → sfolgorante; (jewel) → sfavillante; (eyes) → fiammeggiante; (colour, quarrel, anger) → acceso/a

blaze1

(bleiz) noun
1. a bright light or fire. A neighbour rescued her from the blaze.
2. an outburst (of anger, emotion etc). a blaze of fury.
3. a bright display. a blaze of colour.
verb
(of a fire, the sun) to burn, shine brightly.
ˈblazing adjective
1. burning brightly. a blazing fire.
2. extremely angry. a blazing row.
References in classic literature ?
The young man got up and went back along the path toward town leaving the fire blazing in the wood.
Professor Bumper had a general idea in which direction lay a number of native villages, and it was determined to head for them, blazing a path through the wilderness, so that the Indians could follow it back to the goods left behind.
She looked at me, her eyes fairly blazing with things she could not say.
Up--away up, over the narrow street between the tall houses, the stars were blazing.
At the further extremity of a narrow, deep cavern in the rock, whose length appeared much extended by the perspective and the nature of the light by which it was seen, was seated the scout, holding a blazing knot of pine.
Nay, from the moment when we came down the old church-steps together, a married pair, I might have beheld the bale-fire of that scarlet letter blazing at the end of our path
Let America add Mexico to Texas, and pile Cuba upon Canada; let the English overswarm all India, and hang out their blazing banner from the sun; two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer's.
For even when tranquilly swimming through the mid-day sea in a calm, with his elevated hump sun-dried as a dromedary's in the desert; even then, the whale always carries a small basin of water on his head, as under a blazing sun you will sometimes see a cavity in a rock filled up with rain.
And then, to cap the climax, the floor boss would come rushing up with a rifle and begin blazing away!
Sam's palm-leaf had been ingeniously disentangled from all pretensions to braid, as respects its brim; and the slivers starting apart, and standing upright, gave it a blazing air of freedom and defiance, quite equal to that of any Fejee chief; while the whole brim of Andy's being departed bodily, he rapped the crown on his head with a dexterous thump, and looked about well pleased, as if to say, "Who says I haven't got a hat?
Then there was a pause, and a deeper hush, if possible, and a man knelt down at my feet with a blazing torch; the multitude strained forward, gazing, and parting slightly from their seats without knowing it; the monk raised his hands above my head, and his eyes toward the blue sky, and began some words in Latin; in this attitude he droned on and on, a little while, and then stopped.