blaze

A blaze is a bright, strong flame. A raging fire is blazing and you can also say other types of shining, like with talent, are types of blazing.

A fire is a blaze. Fire, when it's going strong and burning bright, is blazing. The greater the blaze, the harder a fire is to put out. You can also use this word for other types of brightness or shining. When Michael Jordan played in the NBA, he blazed across the league. Fashion trends that catch on quickly blaze across the country. If something spreads or shines like wildfire, it blazes.

Primary Meanings of blaze

1.
nv
a strong flame that burns brightly
shine brightly and intensively
2.
nv
a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
indicate by marking trees with blazes
3.
n
a cause of difficulty and suffering
Full Definitions of blaze
1

n a strong flame that burns brightly

“the blaze spread rapidly”
Synonyms:
blazing
Type of:
fire, flame, flaming
the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

n noisy and unrestrained mischief

“raising blazes
Synonyms:
hell
Type of:
devilment, devilry, deviltry, mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan
reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

v shine brightly and intensively

“Meteors blazed across the atmosphere”
Type of:
beam, shine
emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

v burn brightly and intensely

“The summer sun alone can cause a pine to blaze
Type of:
burn, combust
undergo combustion

v shoot rapidly and repeatedly

“He blazed away at the men”
Synonyms:
blaze away
Type of:
blast, shoot
fire a shot

v move rapidly and as if blazing

“The spaceship blazed out into space”
Synonyms:
blaze out
Type of:
depart, part, set forth, set off, set out, start, start out, take off
leave
2

n a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted

Synonyms:
brilliance, glare
Type of:
brightness
the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white

n a light-colored marking

“they chipped off bark to mark the trail with blazes
“the horse had a blaze between its eyes”
Type of:
marking
a pattern of marks

v indicate by marking trees with blazes

blaze a trail”
Type of:
mark
designate as if by a mark
3

n a cause of difficulty and suffering

“go to blazes
Synonyms:
hell
Type of:
trouble
an event causing distress or pain

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