Part of speech: adjective

On fire; in a blaze.

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Usage examples "ablaze":

  1. The effect of the shells along the strip of coast was terrible, and by the time the Ithuriel came on the scene of action Sandgate, Shorncliffe and Folkestone were ablaze. - "The World Peril of 1910", George Griffith.
  2. The lamps were lighted; the shops were ablaze with gas; the streets were crowded. - "A Hero of Romance", Richard Marsh.
  3. They had just peeped into a little wayside chapel, where there was a small altar ablaze with lights set amid masses of flowers. - "Mary Gray", Katharine Tynan.