Blazing
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To send forth or reflect glowing or brilliant light; to show a blaze. [1913 Webster]

And far and wide the icy summit blazed. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

3. To be resplendent. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{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.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • blazing — late 14c., shining, also vehement, prp. adjective from BLAZE (Cf. blaze) (v.1). As a mild or euphemistic epithet, attested from 1888 (no doubt connected with the blazes in colloquial sense of Hell ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • blazing — [[t]ble͟ɪzɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Blazing sun or blazing hot weather is very hot. Quite a few people were eating outside in the blazing sun. ...freezing cold winters and blazing hot summers. 2) ADJ: ADJ n When people have a blazing row, they… …   English dictionary

  • blazing — blaz|ing [ bleızıŋ ] adjective only before noun 1. ) burning very strongly: Firefighters surrounded the blazing building. 2. ) very hot because the sun is shining strongly: a blazing hot day in July 3. ) very bright: a blazing sunset 4. ) showing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blazing — UK [ˈbleɪzɪŋ] / US adjective [only before noun] 1) burning very strongly Firefighters surrounded the blazing building. 2) very hot because the sun is shining strongly a blazing hot day in July 3) very bright a blazing sunset 4) showing a lot of… …   English dictionary

  • blazing — adjective Date: 1567 of outstanding power, speed, heat, or intensity < blazing eyes > < a blazing fastball > < blazing gunfire > • blazingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blazing — blaz|ing [ˈbleızıŋ] adj [only before noun] 1.) extremely hot ▪ a blazing August afternoon 2.) full of strong emotions, especially anger ▪ He jumped to his feet in a blazing fury. blazing row (=very angry argument) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blazing — adjective (only before noun) 1 extremely hot: a blazing August afternoon 2 full of strong emotions, especially anger: He jumped to his feet in a blazing fury. | blazing row (=very angry argument) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blazing — [ˈbleɪzɪŋ] adj 1) burning very strongly a blazing building[/ex] 2) very hot the blazing sun[/ex] 3) showing a lot of anger or emotion a blazing row[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • blazing — adjective a) Very fast. Garden snails move at a blazing speed of about .03 miles per hour. b) Very slow. The actress, with her perfectly curved body, was simply blazing in her new movie! …   Wiktionary

  • blazing — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} adj. Blazing is used with these nouns: ↑bonfire, ↑fire, ↑flame, ↑furnace, ↑heat, ↑log, ↑row, ↑sun, ↑sunshine, ↑torch, ↑wreck, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

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