ETYM Old Eng. blase, AS. blaese, blase; akin to Old High Germ. blass whitish, German blass pale, Mid. High Germ. blas torch, Icel. blys torch; perh. from the same root as Eng. blast. Related to Blast, Blush, Blink.
1. A light-colored marking.
2. A strong flame that burns brightly; SYN. blazing.
ETYM Old Eng. blasen to blow; perh. confused with blast and blaze a flame, Old Eng. blase. Related to Blaze, and see Blast.
1. To burn brightly and intensely.
2. To move rapidly and as if blazing; SYN. blaze out.
3. To shine brightly and intensively.