- 1[countable] (used especially in newspapers) a very large fire, especially a dangerous one Five people died in the blaze. More than 50 firefighters fought to bring the blaze under control.
- 2[singular] strong bright flames in a fire Dry wood makes a good blaze.
- 3[singular] a blaze of something a very bright show of lights or color; an impressive or noticeable show of something The gardens are a blaze of color. a blaze of lights in the city center the bright blaze of the sun a blaze of glory They got married in a blaze of publicity.
- 4[singular] (a) blaze of something a sudden show of very strong feeling a blaze of anger/passion/hate
- 5[countable, usually singular] a white mark on an animal's face Idioms
very hard; very fast
like blazes (old-fashioned) (informal)jump to other results
used to emphasize that you are annoyed and surprised, to avoid using the word‘hell’ What the blazes have you done?
what/where/who the blazes…? (old-fashioned) (informal)jump to other results