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Definition of 'ablaze'


  1. keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement; "his face all ablaze with excitement"- Bram Stoker; "he was aflame with desire"
       Synonyms: aflame aroused
  2. lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight on the tables"; "blazing logs in the fireplace"; "a burning cigarette"; "a flaming crackling fire"; "houses on fire"
       Synonyms: afire aflame aflare alight blazing burning flaming on fire
  3. resembling flame in brilliance or color; "maple trees ablaze in autumn"; "flaming autumn leaves"
       Synonyms: flaming
  4. lighted with red light as if with flames; "streets ablaze with lighted Christmas trees"; "the inflamed clouds at sunset"; "reddened faces around the campfire"
       Synonyms: inflamed reddened

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