Ablaze
Ablaze A*blaze", adv. & a. [Pref. a- + blaze.] 1. On fire; in a blaze, gleaming. --Milman. [1913 Webster]

All ablaze with crimson and gold. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. In a state of glowing excitement or ardent desire. [1913 Webster]

The young Cambridge democrats were all ablaze to assist Torrijos. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]


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  • ablaze — [adj1] on fire afire, aflame, alight, blazing, burning, conflagrant, fiery, flaming, flaring, ignited, lighted; concepts 485,605 ablaze [adj2] very excited afire, angry, aroused, enthusiastic, fervent, frenzied, fuming, furious, heated,… …   New thesaurus

  • ablaze — (adv.) late 14c., from a on (see A (Cf. a ) (1)) + BLAZE (Cf. blaze) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ablaze — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ burning fiercely …   English terms dictionary

  • ablaze — [ə blāz′] adj. [ A 1 + BLAZE1] 1. on fire; burning brightly 2. blazing; flaming 3. greatly excited; eager …   English World dictionary

  • Ablaze — Das Ablaze war ein von 1994 bis 2003 bestehendes deutsches Metal Magazin, das auch über die Landesgrenzen hinaus bekannt wurde. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Hintergrund 2 Selbstverständnis und Kontroverse 3 Gleichnamiges Magazin …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ablaze — [[t]əble͟ɪz[/t]] 1) ADJ: v n ADJ, v link ADJ Something that is ablaze is burning very fiercely. Shops, houses, and vehicles were set ablaze. 2) ADJ: v link ADJ, usu ADJ with n If a place is ablaze with lights or colours, it is very bright because …   English dictionary

  • ablaze — a|blaze [əˈbleız] adj [not before noun] written 1.) burning strongly with a lot of flames →↑blaze ▪ Within minutes the whole house was ablaze. ▪ The factory had been set ablaze (=made to burn) . 2.) very bright or colourful ▪ a passing pleasure… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ablaze — adjective 1 be ablaze to be burning with a lot of flames, often causing serious damage: Within minutes the whole house was ablaze. | set sth ablaze (=make something burn a lot): A tanker was set ablaze in the gunboat attack. 2 filled with a lot… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ablaze — adj. 1) ablaze with (the city was ablaze with lights) 2) to set ablaze * * * [ə bleɪz] to set ablaze ablaze with (the city was ablaze with lights) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ablaze — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ set sth ▪ Truck after truck was set ablaze as the fire spread. ADVERB ▪ well (BrE) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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