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

  • Lezinka, a boisterous dance in a raging tempo, drums ablaze, that is popular in the The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • Chat boards are once again ablaze with the number of postings.
  • Within seconds, the classroom was ablaze and flames began licking towards the roof and windows.
  • The building was set ablaze in an apparent attempt to destroy evidence that could condemn a former mayor of involvement in a payroll scandal. Times, Sunday Times
  • Hotel staff have told Scotland on Sunday that the man can be seen with matches deliberately setting the curtain ablaze.
  • An eerie orange glow lights up the devastation of Bijlmermeer - the Amsterdam suburb set ablaze by a crashing El Al plane.
  • Both men saw the rabbit race from the branches with his little puffy tail ablaze.
  • Almost 3,000 acres of forest were ablaze just south of Emigrant Gap.
  • And there it would be, the horizon ablaze with light where the gleaming flames of candles met the distant flicker of stars.
  • Hope said she saw a parkade on fire and cars ablaze. Vancouver Riot PHOTOS: Frustration Over Canucks Loss Spills Into Downtown Streets
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