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Fire meaning

fire - 26 dictionary results

  1. 1. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe ( Empedocles)
  2. 2. bake in a kiln so as to harden; " fire pottery"
  3. 3. drive out or away by or as if by fire; " The soldiers were fired"; " Surrender fires the cold skepticism"
  4. 4. The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies; combustion; state of ignition.
  5. 5. Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a stove or a furnace.
  6. 6. The burning of a house or town; a conflagration.
  7. 7. Anything which destroys or affects like fire.
  8. 8. Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth; consuming violence of temper.
  9. 9. Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral enthusiasm; capacity for ardor and zeal.
  10. 10. Splendor; brilliancy; luster; hence, a star.
  11. 11. Torture by burning; severe trial or affliction.
  12. 12. The discharge of firearms; firing; as, the troops were exposed to a heavy fire.
  13. 13. To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile.
  14. 14. To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln; as, to fire pottery.
  15. 15. To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge.
  16. 16. To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the genius of a young man.
  17. 17. To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler.
  18. 18. To light up as if by fire; to illuminate.
  19. 19. To drive by fire.
  20. 20. To cauterize.
  21. 21. To take fire; to be kindled; to kindle.
  22. 22. To be irritated or inflamed with passion.
  23. 23. To discharge artillery or firearms; as, they fired on the town.
  24. 24. Heat and light caused by burning; flame; anything burning; ardent passion; enthusiasm.
  25. 25. To set on fire; discharge; animate.
  26. 26. To take fire; discharge fire- arms.

fire - examples of usage

  1. Why, that is fine- and made with such a little fire!
  2. This was not the real fire. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. He did not know who had started this fire. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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