blaze /ˈblez/ 名詞
Blaze, v. t.
1. To mark (a tree) by chipping off a piece of the bark.
I found my way by the blazed trees. --Hoffman.
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. --Nott.
Blaze, v. t.
1. To make public far and wide; to make known; to render conspicuous.
On charitable lists he blazed his name. --Pollok.
To blaze those virtues which the good would hide. --Pope.
2. Her. To blazon. [Obs.]
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! --Milton.
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? --Milton.
4. 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. --Carlton.
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.”
Note: ☞ 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.
Usage: 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. --Wordsworth.
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.]
n 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
v 1: shine brightly and intensively; "Meteors blazed across the
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"