When something is ablaze, it is on fire. A building can be ablaze if there is a fire in the building, or if the building is set on fire.

  • The building was ablaze and the firefighters were trying to put the fire out.

  • The SUV was ablaze and the driver was killed.

Definition of ablaze


lighted up by or as by fire or flame


afire, aflame, aflare, alight, on fire


keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement


aflame, aroused


lighted with red light as if with flames


inflamed, reddened


resembling flame in brilliance or color

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Example Sentences for ablaze

  • 1

    The attack also sets the complex ablaze with blue flame.

  • 2

    As a result of the hit, the compound was set ablaze.

  • 3

    In their retreat the Dutch set the city ablaze.

  • 4

    In their retreat, the Dutch set the city ablaze.

  • 5

    The hotel was ablaze when the police arrived.

  • 6

    However the rebels sets it ablaze against the military.

  • 7

    The general soon ordered the village to be set ablaze.

  • 8

    During the Kristallnacht pogrom of 1938, the Synagogue was set ablaze.

  • 9

    The major part of the State Apartments were soon ablaze.

  • 10

    They set the place ablaze and ten people died in the fire.