blaze

Definitions

  • Blazes' on Trees
    Blazes' on Trees
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blaze indicate by marking trees with blazes "blaze a trail"
    • v blaze shoot rapidly and repeatedly "He blazed away at the men"
    • v blaze move rapidly and as if blazing "The spaceship blazed out into space"
    • v blaze burn brightly and intensely "The summer sun alone can cause a pine to blaze"
    • v blaze shine brightly and intensively "Meteors blazed across the atmosphere"
    • n blaze noisy and unrestrained mischief "raising blazes"
    • n blaze a light-colored marking "they chipped off bark to mark the trail with blazes","the horse had a blaze between its eyes"
    • n blaze a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted "a glare of sunlight"
    • n blaze a cause of difficulty and suffering "war is hell","go to blazes"
    • n blaze a strong flame that burns brightly "the blaze spread rapidly"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light The peris, who resemble angels, appear in a blaze of light
Blazing the trail by bending down and breaking branches Blazing the trail by bending down and breaking branches
Returning to camp by the blazed trail Returning to camp by the blazed trail
SIGNS AND BLAZES SIGNS AND BLAZES
WHAT THE BLAZES ARE YOU DOING? AND WITH THEM 'ORSES STANDIN' HIDLE WHAT THE BLAZES ARE YOU DOING? AND WITH THEM 'ORSES STANDIN' HIDLE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blaze 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?"
    • Blaze 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."
    • Blaze A stream of gas or vapor emitting light and heat in the process of combustion; a bright flame. "To heaven the blaze uprolled."
    • Blaze A white spot on the forehead of a horse.
    • Blaze 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!"
    • Blaze To be resplendent.
    • Blaze (Her) To blazon.
    • Blaze 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."
    • Blaze To make public far and wide; to make known; to render conspicuous. "On charitable lists he blazed his name.""To blaze those virtues which the good would hide."
    • Blaze To mark (a tree) by chipping off a piece of the bark. "I found my way by the blazed trees."
    • Blaze To send forth or reflect glowing or brilliant light; to show a blaze. "And far and wide the icy summit blazed ."
    • Blaze To shine with flame; to glow with flame; as, the fire blazes .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blaze A torch; a fire-brand.
    • n blaze A flame; a flaming fire; a confiagration.
    • n blaze Figuratively, brilliant sunlight; effulgence; brilliance: as, the blaze of day.
    • n blaze A sudden kindling up or bursting out, as of fire, passion, etc.; an active or violent display; wide diffusion.
    • n blaze In the game of poker, a hand (now seldom or never used) consisting of five court-cards, ranking between two pairs and three of a kind: so called in allusion to the blaze of color displayed.
    • blaze To burst into flame; burn with a bright flame or fervent heat; flame: either literally or figuratively.
    • blaze To send forth a bright light; shine like flame or fire: as, a blazing diamond.
    • blaze To be conspicuous; shine brightly with the brilliancy of talents, heroic deeds, etc.
    • blaze To go out with a fiare.
    • blaze To break out with passion or excitement; speak or act violently.
    • blaze To set in a blaze.
    • blaze To temper (steel) by covering it while hot with tallow or oil, which is then burned off.
    • blaze To cause to shine forth; exhibit vividly.
    • blaze To blow, as from a trumpet.
    • blaze Hence To publish; make well known; announce in a public manner.
    • blaze To disclose; betray; defame.
    • blaze In heraldry, to blazon. See blazon, n., 1 and 2.
    • n blaze Publication; the act of spreading widely by report.
    • n blaze A white spot on the face of a horse, cow, ox, etc. See cut under blesbok.
    • n blaze A white mark made on a tree, as by removing a piece of the bark, to indicate a boundary, or a path or trail in a forest.
    • n blaze A local English name of the bleak.
    • blaze To mark with a white spot on the face, as a horse: only in the perfect participle blazed.
    • blaze To set a mark on, as a tree, usually by cutting off a piece of its bark, so as to show a white spot.
    • blaze To indicate or mark out, as by cutting off pieces of the bark of a number of trees in succession: as, to blaze a path through a forest.
    • n blaze A pimple.
    • n blaze Same as brash, 4 .
    • blaze Irregular spelling of blaes, plural of blae. See blae, n.
    • n blaze In physiology, an electric current traversing normal living tissue in a positive direction when a mechanical stimulus is applied; the electric response of living tissue to stimulation. See blaze-current.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Blaze blāz a rush of light or of flame: a bursting out or active display: a white spot on the face of a horse or ox: a mark made on a tree by cutting off a strip of bark to mark a track or a boundary
    • v.i Blaze to burn with a flame: to throw out light
    • v.t Blaze blāz to proclaim, to spread abroad
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Quotations

  • Saki
    Saki
    “Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.”
  • James Baldwin
    James%20Baldwin
    “If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.”
  • Felix Adler
    Felix Adler
    “The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket; a very few names may be considered as perpetual lamps that shine unconsumed.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry%20Wadsworth%20Longfellow
    “Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.”

Idioms

Hot as blue blazes - If something's as hot as blue blazes, it's extremely hot.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. blase, AS. blæse, 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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Same as Blare; Blazon is the M. E. blasen, with the n retained.

Usage

In literature:

His eyes blazed with wrath, and his clenched fist was raised high in anathema.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
It did not wholly help; the Mississippians had keen eyes; the rifles blazed, blazed, blazed!
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Mechanically Eileen tore the letter in two and dropped the fragments on the blazing fire.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
Her eyes had blazed with it.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
A thousand fires blazed in the plain, and by each sat fifty men, at the light of the blazing fire.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
The blue star was by then a small sun and the yellow sun blazed hotter each day.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
Already new color had come to his face and a new blaze of fire to his eyes.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
However, she promptly blazed into indignation which rang true.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
They usually had, also, long, adjustable handles, which helped to make endurable the blazing heat of the great logs.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
He only waited for the termination of another blaze.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Rosita saw the blaze of the rancho as she sat tied upon the mule.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
Fresh logs were flung upon the fires, till they blazed up.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
A long sapling resting in the forks traversed the blaze from side to side.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
Suddenly some hangings near the figure of the Virgin took fire, and soon the whole church was in a blaze.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
On Caruso and Melba nights it blazes.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
With a swift movement, he reaches down to the fire and seizes a blazing brand.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
We now set to work upon the bird; and, after plucking, and cleaning it, we kindled a fire, and placed it in the blaze to roast.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
His dark skin reddened, and his eyes blazed in excitement.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
When it gits dark they'll start a blaze on the roof.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
The blaze of the jewels in the sunshine almost blinded them.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
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In poetry:

Kingcup blaze of meadow,
Cuckoo-call.
Is it all a shadow
I recall?
"Autumn" by Manmohan Ghose
Blazing sun
that ends dark hours –
joyous bliss
of loving powers.
"Untitled" by Eberhard Arnold
Is death so near, then?
From this blazing light,
Do I plunge suddenly
Into vortex? Night?
"The Approach" by Robert Nichols
From your blaze alone,
Satin flames of force,
Duty's breath is blown;
No one says : of course.
"Time Without End" by Arthur Rimbaud
The spears blazed thick around me
When I leaped forth again.
But jubilant they found me
To face a thousand men.
"The Warrior Maid" by Anna Hempstead Branch
Something still my heart surveys,
Groping through this dreary maze;
Is it Hope? — then burn and blaze
Forever!
"The Slave's Complaint" by George Moses Horton

In news:

A babysitter and three young children escaped serious injury after they fled a burning house at 293 Massachusetts Ave. Providence, RI Firefighters Fight 2 Story Wood Frame House Blaze.
So today wraps up my second week here at 96.3 The Blaze, and it has been quite the whirlwind.
Apartment-complex residents received aid after Dec 16 blaze.
Mel Brooks' blazing wit is on glorious display in this joke-filled treasure chest of odds and ends.
Authorities say a blaze that displaced dozens of people from a southwest Michigan apartment complex may have been sparked by a resident trying to cook a squirrel with a propane torch.
At least two people inside the home at the time of the blaze escaped without injury.
Menemsha Galley damaged in early morning blaze.
Chattanooga firefighters battling blaze at Mountain Creek Apartments.
Deputy Chief Derrick Sawyer said the boys were playing with a cloth or towel which ignited, and the blaze spread.
Clocking in at a blazing top speed of 53 mph, the Gator RSX850i lopes across terrain like a predator-pursued gazelle .
Dark-ish bay with a blaze and left hind sock.
On Saturday morning, November 26, an Atlas-Five booster will blaze away from its Cape Canaveral launch pad, and with it will go the hopes of scientists spread over half the world.
The Newark Advocate reported that one the kennel's owners was injured and taken to a hospital after saving four other dogs from the blaze.
Heath Waters, one of the kennel's owners, was injured and taken to a hospital after saving four other dogs from the blaze.
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In science:

The paper is indeed a trail-blazing one, but as a matter of fact can be treated as comment on the paper of EPR.
On the Paradoxical Book of Bell
After these triggers blazed the trail and proved a working Level-2 system, there are now several algorithms implemented and running in Run VI, so the timing requirements are now a reality.
Progress on Quarkonium Studies in STAR
Due to the limited S/N and uncertainties related to blaze removal, we find the data quality insufficient to exclude the existence of gravitational settling.
Pinning Down Gravitational Settling
As blaze residuals are not properly accounted for in the pipeline order merging, the ´echelle order pattern is clearly visible in the merged spectrum.
Pinning Down Gravitational Settling
A number of graduate students gave impressive talks and poster presentations, signalling that the next generation is ready and willing to continue on the path blazed by the seasoned pioneers and expand the frontiers of knowledge.
Conference Summary: The Cosmic Agitator - Magnetic Fields in the Galaxy
But not all students has ability of academic enough to compile end duty, even blaze with research. They are this till now many finding difficulties and finally chooses short cut by doing plagiarism.
Anti Plagiarism Application with Algorithm Karp-Rabin at Thesis in Gunadarma University
The rectangle function that defines each grating groove produces a broad diffraction envelope (called the blaze function) that modulates the flux of each spectral order, and whose width increases as the groove narrows (cf.
Classical Spectroscopy
Such blazing is easy to do on a reflective grating by grooving at an angle δ to its normal.
Classical Spectroscopy
Grating manufacturers quote the blaze wavelength λ0 for m = 1 and α = β = δ (Littrow configuration); λ0 and spectral order m are related by γ = mπ(λ0 − λ)/λ.
Classical Spectroscopy
At high order, the wavelength range spanned by the blaze curve is small.
Classical Spectroscopy
When there is a need for large wavelength coverage with moderate resolution (R ≈ 104−5 ), the gratings are operated in the echel le mode (§18.4.5). Off-the-shelf gratings are available with the blaze peak at one of several strong spectral lines.
Classical Spectroscopy
Because the blaze function is quite strongly peaked at low orders, the ability to manipulate the orientation of plane gratings accurately is an important design goal for an efficient spectrometer.
Classical Spectroscopy
Because the grating constitutes a series of stepped mirrors, the blaze efficiency depends strongly on the polarization state and strong discontinuities with amplitudes ∼>20% (called Wood’s anomalies) are often present close to the edges of the blaze distribution λ± .
Classical Spectroscopy
Fig. 3.— Instrumental response of a diffraction grating with blaze angle δ = 0.
Classical Spectroscopy
BF is the sinc2 blaze function and IF is the interference response to a monochromatic source.
Classical Spectroscopy
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