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blaze


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blaze  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blaze  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blaze  \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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blaze  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blaze 
  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 
  eyes" 
  v  1:  shine  brightly  and  intensively 
  2:  shoot  rapidly  and  repeatedly;  "He  blazed  away  at  the  men" 
  [syn:  {blaze  away}] 
  3:  burn  brightly  and  intensely 
  4:  move  rapidly  and  as  if  blazing;  "The  spaceship  blazed  out 
  into  space"  [syn:  {blaze  out}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  BLAZE 
 
  A  {single  assignment}  language  for  {parallel  processing}. 
 
  ["The  BLAZE  Language:  A  Parallel  Language  for  Scientific 
  Programming",  P.  Mehrotra    et  al  J 
  Parallel  Comp  5(3):339-361  (Nov  1987)]. 
 
 




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