horse with a blaze (3)



  • A fire, especially a fast-burning fire producing a lot of flames and light.
  • Intense, direct light accompanied with heat.
  • The white or lighter-coloured markings on a horse's face.
  • A high-visibility orange colour, typically used in warning signs and hunters' clothing.
  • A bursting out, or active display of any quality.
  • A spot made on trees by chipping off a piece of the bark, usually as a surveyor's mark.
  • A hand consisting of five face cards.
  • Publication; the act of spreading widely by report



  • From Middle English blase, from Old English blæse, blase, from Proto-Germanic *blasǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel-. Cognate with Low German blas, Middle High German blas. Compare Dutch bles, German Blesse, Swedish bläs.
  • From Middle English blasen, from Middle English blase. See above.
  • From Middle English blasen, from Old English *blǣsan, from Proto-Germanic *blēsaną. Related to English blast.

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