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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun blaze:


The word blaze is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun blaze

What does blaze mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: blazes

  1. a strong flame that burns brightly
    • example: the blaze spread rapidly
    • lexical domain: Natural Processes - nouns denoting natural processes
    • synonym of blaze: blazing
    • more generic words: fire / flame / flaming = the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
  2. a cause of difficulty and suffering
    • example: go to blazes
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of blaze: hell
    • more generic word: trouble = an event causing distress or pain
  3. noisy and unrestrained mischief
  4. a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of blaze: brilliance / glare
    • more generic word: brightness = the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
  5. a light-colored marking
    • examples: they chipped off bark to mark the trail with blazes | the horse had a blaze between its eyes
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: marking = a pattern of marks

Alternative definition of the noun blaze


  1. A fire, especially a fast-burning fire producing a lot of flames and light.
  2. The lighter coloured (normally white) markings on a horse's face.
  3. A high-visability orange colour with a Hex value of FF6600 and RGB of 255,102,0, typically used in warning signs and hunters' clothing.

Definition of the verb blaze

What does blaze mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: blazed | blazing | blazes

  1. shine brightly and intensively
    • examples: Meteors blazed across the atmosphere | Lights blaze on the horizon | The horizon is blazeing with lights
    • lexical domain: Weather - verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering
    • more generic words: beam / shine = emit light
  2. shoot rapidly and repeatedly
    • example: He blazed away at the men
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonym of blaze: blaze away
    • more generic words: blast / shoot = fire a shot
  3. burn brightly and intensely
    • example: The summer sun alone can cause a pine to blaze
    • lexical domain: Weather - verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering
    • more generic words: burn / combust = undergo combustion
  4. move rapidly and as if blazing
  5. indicate by marking trees with blazes
    • example: blaze a trail
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: mark = designate as if by a mark

Alternative definition of the verb blaze


  1. [intransitive] To be on fire, especially producing a lot of flames and light.
  2. [intransitive] To shine like a flame.
  3. [transitive] To make a thing shine like a flame.
  4. [transitive] To mark or cut (a route, especially through vegetation), or figuratively, to set a precedent for the taking-on of a challenge.
  5. [slang] To smoke marijuana.


  1. "Blaze" is a 1989 film written and directed by Ron Shelton. Based on the 1974 memoir Blaze Starr: My Life as Told to Huey Perry by Blaze Starr and Huey Perry, the film stars Paul Newman as Earl Long and Lolita Davidovich as Blaze Starr, with Starr herself appearing in a cameo.
  2. "Blaze" a.k.a. "Glut" is a 1983 drama film written by Dieter Feldhausen and Thomas Koerfer and directed by Thomas Koerfer.
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  3. "Blaze" is a film, directed by Ginetto Di Masolo.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Gay pornography
    • released on (13 years ago)
  4. "Blaze" is a film, directed by Brad Armstrong.


  1. "Blaze" is a crime novel by Stephen King, published under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman. King announced on his website that he "found it" in an attic. In fact it was written before Carrie and King offered the original draft of the novel to his Doubleday publishers at the same time as 'Salem's Lot. They chose the latter to be his second novel and Blaze became a "trunk novel." King rewrote the manuscript, editing out much of what he perceived as over-sentimentality in the original text, and offered the book for publication in 2007. The book also contains "Memory," a short story that was first published in 2006 and which King has since worked into Duma Key.
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Horror, Crime Fiction, Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 2007
    • released on (8 years ago)
  2. "Blaze" is a book by Susan Johnson.


  1. Blaze is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series.
  2. Blaze is a fictional character in the 2010 drama film The Last Song.

There are other characters with in their name, like Blaze Starr, Siena Blaze, Johnny Blaze, Blaze Heatnix, Blaze the Cat and The Golden Blaze.


  1. "Blaze" is Lagwagon's sixth album, released in 2003.
  2. "BLAZE" is Kotoko's eleventh maxi single produced by I've Sound under the Geneon Entertainment label. The single was released on March 12, 2008. The title track was used as the second introductory theme for the anime series Shakugan no Shana Second, starting with episode 16 which was broadcast on January 31, 2008. The B-side, "Sociometry", was used as the ending theme for Shakugan no Shana Second. This is Kotoko's second tie-in with the anime series after her "Being" single.
  3. "Blaze" is the sixth album released by MGM Records in the U.S. and Canada for the band Herman's Hermits. The album was released in October 1967. Blaze was not released in the U.K. at the time. EMI/Columbia, the group's U.K. label, did press the LP, but for export sales only.
  4. "Blaze" a.k.a. "Blaze!" is a musical album of B-Real & Snoop Dogg.
  5. "Blaze" is a musical album of Bennie Wallace, soundtrack.
    • also known as Blaze Soundtrack
  6. "BLAZE" is a musical single of Kinya Kotani.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  7. "Blaze" is a musical album of ARC.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  8. "BLAZE" is a musical single of KOTOKO.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  9. "Blaze" is a musical album of Code of Ethics.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  10. "Blaze" is a musical album of Sound Online.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  11. "Blaze" is a cataloged instance, composition.


  1. Blaze is a house-music group formed in 1984 in New Jersey, USA.
  2. Blaze: Ian 'Blaze' Kelly is an actor.
  3. Blaze a.k.a. Sha-ri Pendleton is a former world class hurdler, javelin thrower, and aspiring bodybuilder of the mid, and late 1980s.

There are other people with in their name, like Carl Blaze, Jura Blaze, Just Blaze, Matt Blaze, Toko Blaze, Billy Blaze, Blaze Foley, Blaze Ryder, Blaze Starr, Bobby Blaze and many others.


  1. Blaze Bayley is a British heavy metal band formed in 1999 by former Wolfsbane and Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley. The band has released 4 studio albums and 1 live album, their latest being The Man Who Would Not Die.
  2. Blaze is the name of Japanese hard rock band that first premiered in 1975. The band consists of Ike, Shige, Nobu, Sam, & Jack.
  3. Blaze is a musical group.
    • albums: "Aural Karate", "Say What Now?"
  4. Blaze is a musical group.
    • album: "But Nothing Ever Change"

There are other groups with in their name, like Blaze X, Crystal Blaze, Elysian Blaze, Eternal Blaze, A Blaze Colour, A Blaze Project, Blaze of Sorrow, Clandestine Blaze, Blaze of Perdition, Box Blaze & Deetron, Blaze presents Cassio Ware and Blaze presents James Toney Jr. Project.


Blaze, an American Mastiff, was a pet of Franklin D. Roosevelt.


Blaze a.k.a. Blaze, Kentucky: Blaze is an unincorporated community in Morgan County, Kentucky, United States.


  1. Blaze was a rocking-horse toy produced by Mattel toymakers and introduced in 1961. Blaze was featured prominently during children's television advertising. Unlike other rocking-horses of the time, Blaze was mounted on a stand that was said to be "untippable" and had no springs. The apparatus prevented pinched fingers, and was fitted out with a mechanism that moved the horses legs in "real life action." Another Mattel feature allowed Blaze to talk when you pulled his "Magic Ring." His talking voice unit was the very same one produced by Mattel and unveiled in 1960 in its talking Chatty Cathy doll, and later toys like the Talking Mister Ed puppet. Blaze could say 11 different things like, "How about some hay?"; he could also whinny and neigh. A toy like this, that could gallop and move realistically when the horse was rocked forward and backward, was something special.
  2. The Blaze was designed in the mid-90's by Ian Howlett, one time International 14 designer and associated with Americas Cup design work and John Caig, winner of Fireball Worlds. It is a powerful winged single-hander with well-developed 10 m² sail. Unusually in recent performance designs both foils are pivoting enabling the centreboard to be adjusted from the wing as well making it particularly suitable for estuaries and shallow lakes.

Phrases with Blaze

  1. blaze up
  2. blaze out
  3. blaze away
  4. Blaze Orange
  5. Blaze a Trail
  6. Blaze-Winged Parakeet
  7. to blaze away

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Blaze

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Google previewWriter's Digest Grammar Desk Reference (2011)

The Definitive Source for Clear and Concise Writing by Gary Lutz

“Harlequin Blaze is a red-hot series.

Google preview2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market (2012)

by Scott Francis

“Harlequin Blaze is a red-hot series.

Ifso, then Blaze is the series for you!” ...

Google previewRereading Israel (2014)

The Spirit of the Matter by Bonna Haberman

BLAZE is the acronym for these five points, Books, Living, Active, Zion Cycle, ...

Google previewFlower Growing in the North (1956)

A Month-by-month Guide by George E. Luxton

Blaze is a free- blooming, bushy plant 2% to 3 feet tall, with profuse scarlet- orange Fantasy-type blossoms up to 5 inches across. The Fantasy hybrid zinnias have fluffy quilled and curled petals in many brilliant and pastel colors. Marigolds are ...

Google previewThe Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirteenth Annual Collection (1996)

by Gardner Dozois

The Red Blaze Is the Morning,” New Legends. , “The Second Shield,” Playboy, December. Joan Slonczewski, “Microbe,” Analog, August. l Dave Smeds. “The Eighth ...

Google previewCracking The Code of The Canon (2016)

How Sherlock Holmes Made His Decisions by Diane Gilbert Madsen

Silver Blaze is an early story published in 1892 about the disappearance of a racehorse and contains the famous Sherlock Holmes clue of the dog who did not bark in the night. This case has murder, gambling, a love triangle, and Silver Blaze, ...

Google previewA Dictionary, Canarese and English (1858)

By the Rev. W. Reeve. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged by Daniel Sanderson by W. Reeve

Blaze, flame. 2. ardour, heat, inflammation, sore, or acute pain. 3. fury, wrath. ***, we (belly-flame) jealousy. 2. envy. v. n. (the belly to blaze) to be jealous ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2001)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Blaze. A white mark in the forehead of a horse, and hence a white mark on a tree made by chipping oil' a piece of bark and usee! to serve as an indication of a path, etc. The word is not connected with the ...

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Quotes about Blaze

Laertes: Adieu, my lord: I have a speech of fire, that fain would blaze, But that this folly douts it. (William Shakespeare)
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Scrabble value of B3L1A1Z10E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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