Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Blaze (bl&amac;z), n. [OE. blase, AS. blæse, blase; akin to OHG. blass whitish, G. blass pale, MHG. blas torch, Icel. blys torch; perh. fr. the same root as E. blast. Cf. Blast, Blush, Blink.]
1. A stream of gas or vapor emitting light and heat in the process of combustion; a bright flame. To heaven the blaze uprolled."
2. Intense, direct light accompanied with heat; as, to seek shelter from the blaze of the sun.
O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon!
3. A bursting out, or active display of any quality; an outburst; a brilliant display. Fierce blaze of riot." His blaze of wrath."
For what is glory but the blaze of fame?
4. [Cf. D. bles; akin to E. blaze light.] A white spot on the forehead of a horse.
5. A spot made on trees by chipping off a piece of the bark, usually as a surveyor's mark.
Three blazes in a perpendicular line on the same tree indicating a legislative road, the single blaze a settlement or neighborhood road.
In a blaze, on fire; burning with a flame; filled with, giving, or reflecting light; excited or exasperated. -- Like blazes, furiously; rapidly. [Low]
The horses did along like blazes tear."
Poem in Essex dialect.
&hand; In low language in the U. S., blazes
is frequently used of something extreme or excessive, especially of something very bad; as, blue as blazes
Syn. -- Blaze, Flame. A blaze and a flame are both produced by burning gas. In blaze the idea of light rapidly evolved is prominent, with or without heat; as, the blaze of the sun or of a meteor. Flame includes a stronger notion of heat; as, he perished in the flames.
Blaze, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blazed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Blazing.]
1. To shine with flame; to glow with flame; as, the fire blazes.
2. To send forth or reflect glowing or brilliant light; to show a blaze.
And far and wide the icy summit blazed.
3. To be resplendent.
To blaze away, to discharge a firearm, or to continue firing; -- said esp. of a number of persons, as a line of soldiers. Also used (fig.) of speech or action. [Colloq.]
Blaze, v. t.
1. To mark (a tree) by chipping off a piece of the bark.
I found my way by the blazed trees.
2. To designate by blazing; to mark out, as by blazed trees; as, to blaze a line or path.
Champollion died in 1832, having done little more than blaze out the road to be traveled by others.
Blaze, v. t. [OE. blasen to blow; perh. confused with blast and blaze a flame, OE. blase. Cf. Blaze, v. i., and see Blast.]
1. To make public far and wide; to make known; to render conspicuous.
On charitable lists he blazed his name.
To blaze those virtues which the good would hide.
2. (Her.) To blazon. [Obs.]
result(s) from the 1828
BLAZE, n. [Eng.to blush.]1. Flame; the stream of light and heat from any body when burning, proceeding from the combustion of inflammable gas.2. Publication; wide diffusion of report. In this sense, we observe the radical sense of dilatation, as well as that of light.3. A white spot on the forehead or face of a horse, descending nearly to the nose.4. Light; expanded light; as the blaze of day.5. Noise; agitation; tumult.
BLAZE, v.i. To flame; as, the fire blazes.1. To send forth or show a bright and expanded light. The third fair morn now blazed upon the main.2. To be conspicuous.
BLAZE, v.t. To make public far and wide.To blaze those virtues which the good would hide.1. To blazon. [Not used. See Blazon.]2. To set a white mark on a tree, by paring off a part of the bark.