fire fire  /ˈfaɪ ər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the event of something burning (often destructive)
  2. (n) the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
  3. (n) the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
  4. (n) a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning
  5. (n) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  6. (n) feelings of great warmth and intensity
  7. (n) fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking
  8. (n) a severe trial
  9. (n) intense adverse criticism
  10. (v) start firing a weapon
  11. (v) cause to go off
  12. (v) bake in a kiln so as to harden
  13. (v) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
  14. (v) go off or discharge
  15. (v) drive out or away by or as if by fire
  16. (v) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  17. (v) destroy by fire
  18. (v) provide with fuel

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A serious fire detection system was installed in 1965.
  2. Women screamed as their hair and dresses caught fire.
  3. Fire crews walk near a wildfire in Oak Glen, Calif.

News

  1. Fire Damages Furniture Repair Business

    Fire ripped through a Farmers Branch warehouse early Wednesday morning, where a company restores antique furniture. But most of the items inside were not damaged.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS Dallas - Fort Worth

  2. Fire Crews Battle Second Fire of the Day in Finley

    Fire crews battled another blaze near Finley Tuesday.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KNDO - KNDU Tri-Cities

  3. Fire destroys north Tulsa home

    Fire destroys north Tulsa home
    on June 11, 2013     Source: FOX 11 Reno

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Quotes

  1. "These are men and women who have made the selfless decision" to protect the nation, Obama said of the victims. "It is horrifying that they should come under fire at an Army base on American soil."
    on Nov 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I remember landing under sniper fire," Senator Clinton said last week. "There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down."
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "Maybe it's time to fire some people," said Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. "We can't keep them from getting bonuses, but we can keep them from having their jobs."
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Barney Frank Source: CBC.ca

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