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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bleɪz/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪz

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English blase, from Old English blæse, blase (firebrand, torch, lamp, flame), from Proto-Germanic *blasǭ (torch), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to shine, be white). Cognate with Low German blas (burning candle, torch, fire), Middle High German blas (candle, torch, flame). Compare Dutch bles (blaze), German Blesse (blaze, mark on an animal's forehead), Swedish bläs (blaze).

NounEdit

blaze (plural blazes)

  1. A fire, especially a fast-burning fire producing a lot of flames and light.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter III, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      Long after his cigar burnt bitter, he sat with eyes fixed on the blaze. When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs and ball-gown kneeling on the hearth and heaping kindling on the coals, [].
  2. Intense, direct light accompanied with heat.
    to seek shelter from the blaze of the sun
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon!
  3. The white or lighter-coloured markings on a horse's face.
    The palomino had a white blaze on its face.
  4. A high-visibility orange colour, typically used in warning signs and hunters' clothing.
  5. A bursting out, or active display of any quality; an outburst.
  6. A spot made on trees by chipping off a piece of the bark, usually as a surveyor's mark.
    • 1855, Baynard Rush Hall, The New Purchase: Or, Early Years in the Far West - Page 71[1]:
      The blaze is a longitudinal cut on trees at convenient intervals, made by cutting off the bark with an axe or hatchet: three blazes in a perpendicular line on the same tree indicating a legislative road, the single blaze, a settlement or neighbourhood road.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English blasen, from Middle English blase (torch). See above.

VerbEdit

blaze (third-person singular simple present blazes, present participle blazing, simple past and past participle blazed)

  1. (intransitive) To be on fire, especially producing bright flames.
    The campfire blazed merrily.
  2. (intransitive) To send forth or reflect a bright light; shine like a flame.
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Wordsworth
      And far and wide the icy summit blazed.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path […]. It twisted and turned, [] and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn. And, back of the lawn, was a big, old-fashioned house, with piazzas stretching in front of it, and all blazing with lights.
  3. (intransitive, poetic) To be conspicuous; shine brightly a brilliancy (of talents, deeds, etc.).
  4. (transitive, rare) To set in a blaze; burn.
  5. (transitive) To cause to shine forth; exhibit vividly; be resplendent with.
  6. (transitive, only in the past participle) To mark with a white spot on the face (as a horse).
  7. (transitive) To set a mark on (as a tree, usually by cutting off a piece of its bark).
  8. (transitive) To indicate or mark out (a trail, especially through vegetation) by a series of blazes.
    The guide blazed his way through the undergrowth.
  9. (transitive, figuratively) To set a precedent for the taking-on of a challenge; lead by example.
    Darwin blazed a path for the rest of us.
  10. (slang) To smoke marijuana.
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Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English blasen (to blow), from Old English *blǣsan, from Proto-Germanic *blēsaną (to blow). Related to English blast.

VerbEdit

blaze (third-person singular simple present blazes, present participle blazing, simple past and past participle blazed)

  1. (transitive) To blow, as from a trumpet
  2. (transitive) To publish; announce publicly
  3. (transitive) To disclose; bewray; defame
  4. (transitive, heraldry) To blazon

NounEdit

blaze (plural blazes)

  1. Publication; the act of spreading widely by report

ReferencesEdit

  • blaze at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • blaze in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From blahý +‎ -e.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈblazɛ]
  • Rhymes: -azɛ
  • Hyphenation: bla‧ze

AdverbEdit

blaze (comparative blažeji, superlative nejblažeji)

  1. blissfully, happily
    • 1868, Emanuel František Züngel, “Triolet”, in Básně[2], page 20–21:
      Pak budu zas tiše, blaze žíti,
      zapomenuv na to, co mne hnětlo;
      mír a pokoj budu v duši míti.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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blaze

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of blazen

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West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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VerbEdit

blaze

  1. to blow

InflectionEdit

Strong class 7
infinitive blaze
3rd singular past blies
past participle blazen
infinitive blaze
long infinitive blazen
gerund blazen n
indicative present tense past tense
1st singular blaas blies
2nd singular blaast bliest
3rd singular blaast blies
plural blaze bliezen
imperative blaas
participles blazend blazen
Weak class 1
infinitive blaze
3rd singular past blaasde
past participle blaasd
infinitive blaze
long infinitive blazen
gerund blazen n
indicative present tense past tense
1st singular blaas blaasde
2nd singular blaast blaasdest
3rd singular blaast blaasde
plural blaze blaasden
imperative blaas
participles blazend blaasd

Further readingEdit

  • blaze (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011