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blaze 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
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.
To shine or be resplendent with: eyes that blazed hatred.

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

blaz′ing·ly adv.

blaze 2

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
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

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 Indo-European roots.]


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
involving fire or great heat


(ˈbleɪ zɪŋ)

of tremendous heat or force.
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"


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.


غاضِبٌ جِدّامُشْتَعِلٌ
blussendeblussende vredflammende
žiariaci plameň
alev alev yananöfke dolu


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


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


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)


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


(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.
(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 ?
It now stood by the side of a bright, blazing wood-fire.
Another, so long ago as when the famous Captain Smith visited these coasts, had seen it blazing far at sea, and had felt no rest in all the intervening years till now that he took up the search.
The stars, those dial-points of heaven, now warned the adventurers to close their eyes on the blazing logs, and open them, in dreams, to the glow of the Great Carbuncle.
At one extremity of an open space, hemmed in by the dark wall of the forest, arose a rock, bearing some rude, natural resemblance either to an alter or a pulpit, and surrounded by four blazing pines, their tops aflame, their stems untouched, like candles at an evening meeting.
There were jets, too, of liquid fire that fell back in dazzling cascades--a superb but dangerous spectacle, for the wind with unswerving certainty was carrying the balloon directly toward this blazing atmosphere.
Pray tell me, Lady Bellaston, who is this blazing star which you have produced among us all of a sudden?" "What blazing star, my lord?" said she, affecting a surprize.
1-17) Ares, exceeding in strength, chariot-rider, golden- helmed, doughty in heart, shield-bearer, Saviour of cities, harnessed in bronze, strong of arm, unwearying, mighty with the spear, O defence of Olympus, father of warlike Victory, ally of Themis, stern governor of the rebellious, leader of righteous men, sceptred King of manliness, who whirl your fiery sphere among the planets in their sevenfold courses through the aether wherein your blazing steeds ever bear you above the third firmament of heaven; hear me, helper of men, giver of dauntless youth!
In the morning, Thomas Mugridge being duly bribed, the galley is pleasantly areek with the odour of their frying; while dolphin meat is served fore and aft on such occasions as Johnson catches the blazing beauties from the bowsprit end.
A fire was blazing already in Sir Pitt's apartment (it was Miss Briggs's room, by the way, who was sent upstairs to sleep with the maid).