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    fire - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fire

    Definition
    (noun) the event of something burning (often destructive)
    Example Sentence
    • they lost everything in the fire
    Definition
    (noun) the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    Synonyms : firing
    Example Sentence
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire
    Definition
    (noun) the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
    Synonyms : flame , flaming
    Example Sentence
    • fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries
    Definition
    (noun) a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning
    Example Sentence
    • they sat by the fire and talked
    Definition
    (noun) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) Definition
    (noun) feelings of great warmth and intensity
    Synonyms : ardor , ardour , fervency , fervidness , fervor , fervour
    Example Sentence
    • he spoke with great ardor
    Definition
    (noun) fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking
    Example Sentence
    • put the kettle on the fire
    • barbecue over an open fire
    Definition
    (noun) a severe trial
    Example Sentence
    • he went through fire and damnation
    Definition
    (noun) intense adverse criticism
    Synonyms : attack , blast , flack , flak
    Example Sentence
    • Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party
    • the government has come under attack
    • don't give me any flak
    Definition
    (verb) start firing a weapon
    Synonyms : open fire
    Definition
    (verb) cause to go off
    Synonyms : discharge
    Example Sentence
    • fire a gun
    • fire a bullet
    Definition
    (verb) bake in a kiln so as to harden
    Example Sentence
    • fire pottery
    Definition
    (verb) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    Example Sentence
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
    Definition
    (verb) go off or discharge
    Synonyms : discharge , go off
    Example Sentence
    • The gun fired
    Definition
    (verb) drive out or away by or as if by fire
    Example Sentence
    • The soldiers were fired
    • Surrender fires the cold skepticism
    Definition
    (verb) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    Synonyms : arouse , elicit , enkindle , evoke , kindle , provoke , raise
    Example Sentence
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
    Definition
    (verb) destroy by fire
    Synonyms : burn , burn down
    Example Sentence
    • They burned the house and his diaries
    Definition
    (verb) provide with fuel
    Synonyms : fuel
    Example Sentence
    • Oil fires the furnace
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