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BLAZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blaze mean? 

BLAZE (noun)
  The noun BLAZE has 5 senses:

1. a strong flame that burns brightly
2. a cause of difficulty and suffering
3. noisy and unrestrained mischief
4. great brightness
5. a light-colored marking

  Familiarity information: BLAZE used as a noun is common.


BLAZE (verb)
  The verb BLAZE has 5 senses:

1. shine brightly and intensively
2. shoot rapidly and repeatedly
3. burn brightly and intensely
4. move rapidly and as if blazing
5. indicate by marking trees with blazes

  Familiarity information: BLAZE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLAZE (noun)


Sense 1blaze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strong flame that burns brightly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

blazing; blaze

Context example:

the blaze spread rapidly

Hypernyms ("blaze" is a kind of...):

fire; flame; flaming (the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke)


Sense 2blaze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cause of difficulty and suffering

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

blaze; hell

Context examples:

war is hell / go to blazes

Hypernyms ("blaze" is a kind of...):

trouble (an event causing distress or pain)


Sense 3blaze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Noisy and unrestrained mischief

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

blaze; hell

Context example:

raising blazes

Hypernyms ("blaze" is a kind of...):

devilment; devilry; deviltry; mischief; mischief-making; mischievousness; rascality; roguery; roguishness; shenanigan (reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others)


Sense 4blaze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Great brightness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

brilliance; glare; blaze

Context examples:

a glare of sunlight / the flowers were a blaze of color

Hypernyms ("blaze" is a kind of...):

brightness (the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white)


Sense 5blaze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A light-colored marking

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

they chipped off bark to mark the trail with blazes / the horse had a blaze between its eyes

Hypernyms ("blaze" is a kind of...):

marking (a pattern of marks)


BLAZE (verb)


Sense 1blaze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shine brightly and intensively

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Context example:

Meteors blazed across the atmosphere

Hypernyms (to "blaze" is one way to...):

beam; shine (emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

Lights blaze on the horizon
The horizon is blazeing with lights


Sense 2blaze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shoot rapidly and repeatedly

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

blaze; blaze away

Context example:

He blazed away at the men

Hypernyms (to "blaze" is one way to...):

shoot (fire a shot)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3blaze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Burn brightly and intensely

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Context example:

The summer sun alone can cause a pine to blaze

Hypernyms (to "blaze" is one way to...):

burn; combust (undergo combustion)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Also:

blaze up (burn brightly)


Sense 4blaze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move rapidly and as if blazing

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

blaze out; blaze

Context example:

The spaceship blazed out into space

Hypernyms (to "blaze" is one way to...):

depart; part; set forth; set off; set out; start; start out; take off (leave)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 5blaze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indicate by marking trees with blazes

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

blaze a trail

Hypernyms (to "blaze" is one way to...):

mark (designate as if by a mark)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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