Meaning of BLAZE in English

BLAZE

~ 1

■ noun

1》 a very large or fiercely burning fire.

2》 a very bright light or display of colour.

↘a conspicuous display or outburst of something: they broke up in a ~ of publicity.

3》 ( ~s ) informal used as a euphemism for ‘hell’.

■ verb

1》 burn or shine fiercely or brightly.

2》 shoot repeatedly or indiscriminately.

Phrases

like ~s informal very fast or forcefully.

Derivatives

blazing adjective

blazingly adverb

Origin

OE blæse 'torch, bright fire', of Gmc origin.

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~ 2

■ noun

1》 a white stripe down the face of a horse or other animal.

2》 a cut made on a tree to mark a route.

■ verb ( ~ a trail ) mark out a path or route.

↘be the first to do something; pioneer.

Origin

C17: ult. of Gmc origin; related to ~ 1 , and prob. to blemish .

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~ 3

■ verb present (news) in a prominent or sensational manner.

Origin

ME (in the sense 'blow out on a trumpet'): from Mid. Low Ger. or MDu. blāzen 'to blow'; related to blow 1 .

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