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ablaze - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'ablaze' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Ablaze [ adv. & a.]
- On fire; in a blaze, gleaming.
- In a state of glowing excitement or ardent desire.

Meaning of 'ablaze' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . ablaze [ s]
Meaning (1):
- lighted up by or as by fire or flame
Example in sentence:
  • a night aflare with fireworks;
  • candles alight on the tables;
  • even the car's tires were aflame;
  • forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning;
  • houses on fire
Meaning (2):
- keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement
Example in sentence:
  • he was aflame with desire;
  • his face all ablaze with excitement
Meaning (3):
- resembling flame in brilliance or color
Example in sentence:
  • maple trees ablaze in autumn
Meaning (4):
- lighted with red light as if with flames
Example in sentence:
  • reddened faces around the campfire;
  • streets ablaze with lighted Christmas trees;
  • the inflamed clouds at sunset