a bright flame or fire:
the welcome blaze of the hearth.
a bright, hot gleam or glow:
the blaze of day.
a sparkling brightness:
a blaze of jewels.
a sudden, intense outburst, as of fire, passion, or fury:
to unleash a blaze of pent-up emotions; a blaze of glory.
blazes, Informal. hell:
Go to blazes!
to burn brightly (sometimes followed by away, up, forth):
The bonfire blazed away for hours. The dry wood blazed up at the touch of a match.
to shine like flame (sometimes followed by forth):
Their faces blazed with enthusiasm.
to burn with intense feeling or passion (sometimes followed by up):
He blazed up at the insult.
to shoot steadily or continuously (usually followed by away):
The contestants blazed away at the clay pigeons.
to be brilliantly conspicuous.
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a strong fire or flame
a very bright light or glare
an outburst (of passion, acclaim, patriotism, etc)
to burn fiercely
to shine brightly
(often foll by up) to become stirred, as with anger or excitement
(usually foll by away) to shoot continuously
a mark, usually indicating a path, made on a tree, esp by chipping off the bark
a light-coloured marking on the face of a domestic animal, esp a horse
to indicate or mark (a tree, path, etc) with a blaze
blaze a trail, to explore new territories, areas of knowledge, etc, in such a way that others can follow
(transitive) often foll by abroad. to make widely known; proclaim
To speed; rush; barrel: She blazed around in it like Chuck Yeager, but it scared me half to death (1980s+)
To leave; book, split (1980s+ Teenagers)
To set alight, esp a marijuana cigarette
In addition to the idiom beginning with
Find a new path or method; begin a new undertaking. For example, His research blazed a trail for new kinds of gene therapy. This expression was first used literally in the 18th century for the practice of marking a forest trail by making blazes, that is, marking trees with notches or chips in the bark. […]
a very bright orange, as on a traffic cone.
something that blazes or shines brightly. a sports jacket, usually a solid color or striped, having metal buttons and sometimes an insignia on the breast pocket, as one worn by a member of a club, school, or the like. a small cooking apparatus using as its source of heat a spirit lamp, hot coals, etc., […]
a bright flame or fire: the welcome blaze of the hearth. a bright, hot gleam or glow: the blaze of day. a sparkling brightness: a blaze of jewels. a sudden, intense outburst, as of fire, passion, or fury: to unleash a blaze of pent-up emotions; a blaze of glory. blazes, Informal. hell: Go to blazes! […]