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.]
Blaz·ing, a. Burning with a blaze; as, a blazing fire; blazing torches.
Blazing star. (a) A comet. [Obs.] (b) A brilliant center of attraction. (c) Bot. A name given to several plants; as, to Chamælirium luteum of the Lily family; Liatris squarrosa; and Aletris farinosa, called also colicroot and star grass.
adj 1: shining intensely; "the blazing sun"; "blinding headlights";
"dazzling snow"; "fulgent patterns of sunlight"; "the
glaring sun" [syn: blinding, dazzling, fulgent,
2: lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze
(or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were
aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight
on the tables"; "blazing logs in the fireplace"; "a
burning cigarette"; "a flaming crackling fire"; "houses on
fire" [syn: ablaze(p), afire(p), aflame(p), aflare(p),
alight(p), burning, flaming, on fire(p)]
3: without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious;
"open disregard of the law"; "open family strife"; "open
hostility"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing
indiscretion" [syn: blatant, conspicuous, open]
n : a strong flame that burns brightly; "the blaze spread
rapidly" [syn: blaze]