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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blazing  \Blaz"ing\,  a. 
  Burning  with  a  blaze;  as  a  blazing  fire;  blazing  torches. 
  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  {Blazing  star}. 
  a  A  comet.  [Obs.] 
  b  A  brilliant  center  of  attraction. 
  c  (Bot.)  A  name  given  to  several  plants;  as  to 
  {Cham[ae]lirium  luteum}  of  the  Lily  family;  {Liatris 
  squarrosa};  and  {Aletris  farinosa},  called  also 
  {colicroot}  and  {star  grass}. 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blazing 
  adj  1:  shining  intensely;  "the  blazing  sun";  "blinding  headlights"; 
  "dazzling  snow";  "fulgent  patterns  of  sunlight";  "the 
  glaring  sun"  [syn:  {blinding},  {dazzling},  {fulgent}, 
  {glaring},  {glary}] 
  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}] 




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