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 ?
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.
That night nearly forty people lay under the starlight about the pit, charred and distorted beyond recognition, and all night long the common from Horsell to Maybury was deserted and brightly ablaze.
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.
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.
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.
The moors were purple with heather, touched here and there with the fire of the flaming gorse, the wind blew always from the west, the gardens were ablaze with slowly bursting rhododendrons.
She held up her hands, small white hands, ablaze with jewels, and looked at them for a moment thoughtfully.
Red spurts of flame flickered up from the wreckage until it was all ablaze.
Adam could just see that it was on the top of a hill, not quite so high as that which was covered by the Castle, on whose tower flew the flag, and which was all ablaze with moving lights, manifestly used in the preparations for the festivities on the morrow.
The buildings in Carriage Row, across the river, in the Bazaar and the Povarskoy, as well as the barges on the Moskva River and the timber yards by the Dorogomilov Bridge, were all ablaze.
So I've always found," and he proceeded to tell them, as he peeled his apple, how he committed himself once, in his youthful days, to make a speech at a political meeting, and went there ablaze with enthusiasm for the ideals of his own side; but while his leaders spoke, he became gradually converted to the other way of thinking, if thinking it could be called, and had to feign illness in order to avoid making a fool of himself--an experience which had sickened him of public meetings.