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Meaning of BLAZE

Pronunciation:  bleyz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  noisy and unrestrained mischief; "raising blazes"
  2. [n]  a light-colored marking; "they chipped off bark to mark the trail with blazes"; "the horse had a blaze between its eyes"
  3. [n]  great brightness; "a glare of sunlight"; "the flowers were a blaze of color"
  4. [n]  a cause of difficulty and suffering; "war is hell"; "go to blazes"
  5. [n]  a strong flame that burns brightly; "the blaze spread rapidly"
  6. [v]  indicate by marking trees with blazes; "blaze a trail"
  7. [v]  shoot rapidly and repeatedly; "He blazed away at the men"
  8. [v]  move rapidly and as if blazing; "The spaceship blazed out into space"
  9. [v]  burn brightly and intensely; "The summer sun alone can cause a pine to blaze"
  10. [v]  shine brightly and intensively; "Meteors blazed across the atmosphere"
 

BLAZE is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: blaze away, blaze out, blazing, brilliance, glare, hell, hell
 
 See Also: beam, blaze up, brightness, burn, burn up, combust, depart, devilment, devilry, deviltry, fire, flame, flame up, flaming, flare, mark, marking, mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, part, rascality, roguery, roguishness, set forth, set off, set out, shenanigan, shine, shoot, start, start out, take off, trouble

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Blaze\ (bl[=a]z), n. [OE. blase, AS. bl[ae]se, 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.'' --Croly.
    
    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.'' --Shak.
    
             For what is glory but the blaze of fame? --Milton.
    
    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.    --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.'' --Poem in Essex dialect.
    
    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. --Neal.
    
    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.
    
    
  2. \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. --Macaulay.
    
    {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.]
    
    
  3. \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.
    
    
  4. \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. --Pollok.
    
             To blaze those virtues which the good would hide.
                                                   --Pope.
    
    2. (Her.) To blazon. [Obs.] --Peacham.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A single assignment language for parallel processing.

["The BLAZE Language: A Parallel Language for Scientific Programming", P. Mehrotra <mehrotra@csrd.uiuc.edu> et al, J Parallel Comp 5(3):339-361 (Nov 1987)].

 
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