What does the word ablaze mean?

Usage examples for 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 by George Griffith
  2. The lamps were lighted; the shops were ablaze with gas; the streets were crowded. – A Hero of Romance by 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 by Katharine Tynan