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blaze



Pronunciation: (blāz), [key]
n., v., blazed, blaz•ing.


n.
1. a bright flame or fire: the welcome blaze of the hearth.
2. a bright, hot gleam or glow: the blaze of day.
3. a sparkling brightness: a blaze of jewels.
4. a sudden, intense outburst, as of fire, passion, or fury: to unleash a blaze of pent-up emotions; a blaze of glory.
5. blazes, Informal.hell: Go to blazes!

v.i.
1. to burn brightly (sometimes fol. by away, up, forth): The bonfire blazed away for hours. The dry wood blazed up at the touch of a match.
2. to shine like flame (sometimes fol. by forth): Their faces blazed with enthusiasm.
3. to burn with intense feeling or passion (sometimes fol. by up): He blazed up at the insult.
4. to shoot steadily or continuously (usually fol. by away): The contestants blazed away at the clay pigeons.
5. to be brilliantly conspicuous.

blaze



Pronunciation: (blāz), [key]
n., v., blazed, blaz•ing.


n.
1. 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.
2. a white area down the center of the face of a horse, cow, etc.

v.t.
1. to mark with blazes: to blaze a trail.
2. to lead in forming or finding (a new method, course, etc.): His research in rocketry blazed the way for space travel.

blaze



Pronunciation: (blāz), [key]
v.t., blazed, blaz•ing.
1. to make known; proclaim; publish: Headlines blazed the shocking news.
2. Obs.to blow, as from a trumpet.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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