Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

blaze - definition and synonyms

 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
verb [intransitive] blaze pronunciation in American English /bleɪz/
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theyblaze
he/she/itblazes
present participleblazing
past tenseblazed
past participleblazed
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  1. 1
    to burn strongly and brightly
    A log fire blazed in the fireplace.
    The following morning the building was still blazing.
    1. a.
      if the sun blazes, it is very bright and hot
      blaze down: The afternoon sun blazed down on us as we walked.
  2. 2
    to shine very brightly
    A car roared toward them with its headlights blazing.
    1. a.
      to show a very bright color
      She smiled, but her cheeks blazed red.
      blaze with: The rainbow blazed with color.
  3. 3
    if someones eyes blaze, they show a sudden strong emotion, especially anger
    blaze with: Her eyes blazed with fury.
  4. 4

    blaze

    or

    blaze away

    if guns blaze or blaze away, they continue firing for a long time
    The artillery blazed without a pause throughout the battle.

phrase

normcore

a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

boutonnière

a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog