burning; on fire:
They set the logs ablaze.
gleaming with bright lights, bold colors, etc.
excited; eager; zealous; ardent.
There was a wide central passage, ablaze with light and lined with wooden racks and storage compartments.
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The YouTube movie trailer that set the Mideast ablaze was posted by someone identifying himself as Sam Bacile.
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Lightbringer: The legendary sword of hero Azor Ahai that is said to be ablaze with fire.
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With most of the country now ablaze, this argument is less convincing.
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But not this year: the Middle East is ablaze in conflict, the Russians are busy destabilizing Ukraine.
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Power lines were down and an outlying storage shed was ablaze.
Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X Victor Appleton
His eyes were ablaze, and his wide mouth wore its most joyous smile.
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The hôtel of the Marquis de Fongereues was ablaze with lights.
The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina
We had to drive through the village a night or two later, and it was all ablaze.
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The Boulevard du Montparnasse was ablaze with flags and bunting, and processions were forming.
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adjective, adverb (postpositive)
on fire; burning
late 14c., from a “on” (see a- (1)) + blaze (n.).
having necessary power, skill, resources, or qualifications; qualified: able to lift a two-hundred-pound weight; able to write music; able to travel widely; able to vote. having unusual or superior intelligence, skill, etc.: an able leader. showing talent, skill, or knowledge: an able speech. legally empowered, qualified, or authorized. (usually initial capital letter) a code word […]
- Able seaman
Also called able-bodied seaman. an experienced deck-department seaman qualified to perform routine sea duties. (in the British Navy and on British and U.S. merchant ships) a rating between ordinary seaman and leading seaman or boatswain’s mate. Abbreviation: A.B., AB.
having a strong, healthy body; physically fit: Every able-bodied young man served in the armed forces. Contemporary Examples The labor force participation rate (the percentage of able-bodied adults in the workforce) fell as well. Today’s Unemployment Report Is an S.O.S. to the Fed Daniel Gross September 5, 2013 I hated that as an able-bodied male, […]
- Able rating
noun (esp in the Royal Navy) a rating who is qualified to perform certain duties of seamanship