ablaze


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 of them.

The chamber was ablaze with light...

In spring, the valleys are ablaze with colour.

3) ADJ: v-link ADJ, oft ADJ with n If someone is ablaze, or if their eyes are ablaze, their expression shows that they are feeling a strong emotion, such as great excitement or anger.

He was ablaze with enthusiasm...

Her voice is passionate. Her eyes are ablaze.


English dictionary. 2008.

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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 — 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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