AskDefine | Define blaze

Dictionary Definition



1 a strong flame that burns brightly; "the blaze spread rapidly" [syn: blazing]
2 a cause of difficulty and suffering; "war is hell"; "go to blazes" [syn: hell]
3 noisy and unrestrained mischief; "raising blazes" [syn: hell]
4 great brightness; "a glare of sunlight"; "the flowers were a blaze of color" [syn: glare, brilliance]
5 a light-colored marking; "they chipped off bark to mark the trail with blazes"; "the horse had a blaze between its eyes"


1 shine brightly and intensively; "Meteors blazed across the atmosphere"
2 shoot rapidly and repeatedly; "He blazed away at the men" [syn: blaze away]
3 burn brightly and intensely; "The summer sun alone can cause a pine to blaze"
4 move rapidly and as if blazing; "The spaceship blazed out into space" [syn: blaze out]
5 indicate by marking trees with blazes; "blaze a trail"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A fire, especially a fast-burning fire producing a lot of flames and light.
  2. A mark resembling a fire.
    "The palomino had a white blaze on its face."


fast-burning fire
mark resembling fire
  • Finnish: liekkikuvio


  1. To be on fire, especially producing a lot of flames and light.
    • "The campfire blazed merrily."
  2. To shine like a flame.
  3. To make a thing shine like a flame.
  4. To mark or cut (a route, especially through vegetation), or figuratively, to set a precedent for the taking-on of a challenge.
    "The guide blazed his way through the undergrowth."
    "Darwin blazed a path for the rest of us."


to be on fire
to shine like a flame
  • Finnish: hehkua, loistaa
to make shine like flame
to mark or cut a route
  • Finnish: raivata

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Blaze may refer to:
In Sailing
  • Blaze (dinghy), A one design high performance racing dinghy designed by Ian Howlett and John Caig
In music:
In fiction:
  • Blaze (film) , a 1989 film starring Paul Newman and Lolita Davidovich
  • Blaze (novel), a novel by Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman
  • Blaze and Satanus, comic book villains from DC Comics, enemy of Superman and Captain Marvel
  • Blaze, a horse featured in a series of children's books written by C.W. Anderson
In video games:
In sports & games;
In other uses:

See also

blaze in German: Blaze
blaze in French: Blaze
blaze in Japanese: ブレイズ
blaze in Polish: Blaze
blaze in Portuguese: Blaze
blaze in Swedish: Blaze

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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