Blaze



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.
a spot or mark made on a tree, as by painting or notching or by chipping away a piece of the bark, to indicate a trail or boundary.
a white area down the center of the face of a horse, cow, etc.
to mark with blazes:
to blaze a trail.
to lead in forming or finding (a new method, course, etc.):
His research in rocketry blazed the way for space travel.
to make known; proclaim; publish:
Headlines blazed the shocking news.
Obsolete. to blow, as from a trumpet.
Contemporary Examples

Spirit Tripping With Colombian Shamans Chris Allbritton August 23, 2014
Israel’s Inferno Fania Oz-Salzberger December 4, 2010
Arrests Made in Brazilian Nightclub Inferno Mac Margolis January 27, 2013
The NCAA’s First Sikh Basketball Player Memorialized at the Smithsonian Simran Jeet Singh February 28, 2014
Glenn Beck’s Online Flop Conor Friedersdorf September 1, 2010

Historical Examples

Forty Years Among the Indians Daniel W. Jones
In the Midst of Alarms Robert Barr
Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
Her Father’s Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
Madge Morton’s Secret Amy D. V. Chalmers

noun
a strong fire or flame
a very bright light or glare
an outburst (of passion, acclaim, patriotism, etc)
brilliance; brightness
verb (intransitive)
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
noun
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
verb (transitive)
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
verb
(transitive) often foll by abroad. to make widely known; proclaim
n.
v.

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
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