Blaze

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Origin and Meaning of Blaze

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Blaze
Senses
  1. A stream of gas or vapor emitting light and heat in the process of combustion; a bright flame."To heaven the blazeuprolled." [Croly.]
  2. Intense, direct light accompanied with heat; as, to seek shelter from the blaze of the sun."O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon!" [Milton.]
  3. A bursting out, or active display of any quality; an outburst; a brilliant display."Fierce blazeof riot.""His blazeof wrath." [Shak.]"For what is glory but the blaze of fame?" [Milton.]
  4. Etymology: Cf. D. bles; akin to E. blaze light

    A white spot on the forehead of a horse.
  5. A spot made on trees by chipping off a piece of the bark, usually as a surveyor's mark."Three blazes in a perpendicular line on the same tree indicating a legislative road, the single blaze a settlement or neighborhood road." [Carlton.]
    synonyms: Blaze Flame.

Note: ☞ In low language in the U. S., blazes is frequently used of something extreme or excessive, especially of something very bad; as, blue as blazes. Neal.

Usage: A blaze and a flame are both produced by burning gas. In blaze the idea of light rapidly evolved is prominent, with or without heat; as, the blaze of the sun or of a meteor. Flame includes a stronger notion of heat; as, he perished in the flames.

Etymology: OE. blase, AS. blæse blase; akin to OHG. blass whitish, G. blass pale, MHG. blas torch, Icel. blys torch; perh. fr. the same root as E. blast. Cf. Blast Blush Blink

verb Blaze
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  1. To shine with flame; to glow with flame; as, the fire blazes .
  2. To send forth or reflect glowing or brilliant light; to show a blaze."And far and wide the icy summit blazed." [Wordsworth.]
  3. To be resplendent.
verb Blaze
Senses
  1. To mark (a tree) by chipping off a piece of the bark."I found my way by the blazed trees." [Hoffman.]
  2. To designate by blazing; to mark out, as by blazed trees; as, to blaze a line or path."Champollion died in 1832, having done little more than blaze out the road to be traveled by others." [Nott.]
verb Blaze
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  1. To make public far and wide; to make known; to render conspicuous."On charitable lists he blazed his name." [Pollok.]"To blaze those virtues which the good would hide." [Pope.]
  2. [Her] To blazon.(Obs)

Etymology: OE. blasen to blow; perh. confused with blast and blaze a flame, OE. blase. Cf. Blaze (v. i.), and see Blast

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Noisy and unrestrained mischief ("raising blazes")
  2. A light-colored marking ("they chipped off bark to mark the trail with blazes" and "the horse had a blaze between its eyes")
  3. A light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
  4. A cause of difficulty and suffering ("go to blazes")
  5. A strong flame that burns brightly ("the blaze spread rapidly")
  6. Indicate by marking trees with blazes ("blaze a trail")
  7. Shoot rapidly and repeatedly ("He blazed away at the men")
  8. Move rapidly and as if blazing ("The spaceship blazed out into space")
  9. Burn brightly and intensely ("The summer sun alone can cause a pine to blaze")
  10. Shine brightly and intensively ("Meteors blazed across the atmosphere")
Wiktionary
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Blaze

Blaze Bayley is a heavy metal music and hard rock musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1984. Blaze was given the name Bayley Alexander Cooke on May 29th, 1963 in Birmingham.

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Blaze Foley was a musician. Blaze was given the name Michael David Fuller on December 18th, 1949 in Malvern, Arkansas, U.S. He breathed his last breath on February 1st, 1989.

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Blaze Starr was a stripper, american burlesque star, nude model, actress, gemologist, american burlesque, and gemology. Blaze was given the name Fannie Belle Fleming on April 10th, 1932 in Wayne County, West Virginia, U.S. She left this life on June 15th, 2015.

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Blaze Ya Dead Homie is a hip hop music and horrorcore rapping. He has had major accomplishments since 1996. Blaze was given the name Chris Rouleau on April 27th, 1976. Blaze is also known as Cell Block and Psycho C.

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Blaze Berdahl is an actress, singer, rapper, voice over actress, announcer, narrator, actor, singing, rapping, and narration. She was most active from 1989 to present. Blaze was given the name Blaze Autumn Berdahl on September 6th, 1980 in New York City.

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Blaze and Satanus is a comics character.

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Just Blaze is a hip hop music record producer and disc jockey. He plays Drum kit, Musical keyboard, Turntablism, Sampler (musical instrument), and Drum machine. He was most prominent from 1997 to present. Just was given the name Justin Smith on January 8th, 1978 in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.

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Bobby Blaze is a wrestler. Bobby was born on June 25th, 1963 in Ashland, Kentucky.

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Roxanne was born on September 3rd, 1974 in Burbank, California.

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Siena Blaze is a comics character.

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Robin Blaze is a musician. Robin was born in 1971 in Manchester, England.

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How popular is the baby name Blaze in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1921 5 0 5
1953 7 0 7
1954 5 0 5
1955 10 0 10
1956 9 0 9
1957 8 0 8
1958 11 0 11
1959 10 0 10
1960 10 0 10
1961 10 0 10
1962 12 0 12
1963 6 0 6
1964 5 0 5
1965 9 0 9
1969 5 0 5
1970 9 0 9
1971 5 0 5
1972 11 0 11
1973 9 0 9
1974 7 0 7
1975 5 0 5
1976 11 0 11
1977 15 0 15
1978 14 0 14
1979 10 0 10
1980 16 0 16
1981 10 0 10
1982 17 0 17
1983 9 0 9
1984 21 0 21
1985 27 0 27
1986 41 6 35
1987 44 0 44
1988 61 10 51
1989 60 7 53
1990 99 27 72
1991 99 11 88
1992 75 12 63
1993 100 11 89
1994 109 14 95
1995 126 12 114
1996 100 16 84
1997 119 19 100
1998 117 16 101
1999 154 21 133
2000 207 28 179
2001 245 21 224
2002 233 16 217
2003 269 17 252
2004 233 14 219
2005 222 8 214
2006 238 10 228
2007 244 9 235
2008 249 5 244
2009 283 14 269
2010 261 11 250
2011 275 11 264
2012 313 10 303
2013 340 13 327
2014 309 8 301
2015 367 16 351
2016 274 13 261
2017 289 15 274

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Blaze U.S.
  White 70.65% 64.26%
  African American 21.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.89% 16.26%

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People with the last name Blaze are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Blaze

  • How Popular is the name Blaze? Blaze is the 3,224th most popular name of all time. As a last name Blaze was the 23,785th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Blaze have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,473 babies born with the first name Blaze in the United States. That's more than enough people named Blaze to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Blaze? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Blaze first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Blaze is Sunday, February 3rd, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Blaze born? The highest recorded use of the first name Blaze was in 2015 with a total of 351 babies.
  • Random Blaze Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Blaze ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 15 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Blaze: Your name in reverse order is Ezalb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zebla. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Blaze? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,063 people with the last name Blaze.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Blaze? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Blaze as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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