- 1burning quickly and strongly The whole building was soon ablaze. Cars and buses were set ablaze during the riot.
- 2full of bright light or colors There were lights still ablaze as they drove up to the house. ablaze with something The trees were ablaze with fall colors.
- 3ablaze (with something) full of strong emotion or excitement He turned to her, his eyes ablaze with anger.
NAmE//əˈbleɪz//[not before noun]