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  • fire fire  /ˈfaɪ ər/ ?  the event of something burning (often destructive)

    fire meaning(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)

    fire usage(s)

    1. A serious fire detection system was installed in 1965.
    2. Women screamed as their hair and dresses caught fire.
  • fire alarm fire alarm  a shout or bell to warn that fire has broken out
  • fire and brimstone fire and brimstone  (Old Testament) God's means of destroying sinners
  • fire ant fire ant  omnivorous ant of tropical and subtropical America that can inflict a painful…
  • fire beetle fire beetle  tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots
  • fire bell fire bell  a bell rung to give a fire alarm
  • fire blight fire blight  a disease blackening the leaves of pear and apple trees
  • fire brigade fire brigade  a private or temporary organization of individuals equipped to fight fires
  • fire bush fire bush  evergreen South American shrub having showy trumpet-shaped orange flowers; grown…
  • fire chief fire chief  the head of a fire department
  • fire code fire code  set of standards established and enforced by government for fire prevention…
  • fire company fire company  a private or temporary organization of individuals equipped to fight fires
  • fire control fire control  preparation for the delivery of shellfire on a target
  • fire control radar fire control radar  naval radar that controls the delivery of fire on a military target
  • fire control system fire control system  naval weaponry consisting of a system for controlling the delivery…
  • fire department fire department  the department of local government responsible for preventing and extinguishing…
  • fire door fire door  a fire-resistant door that can be closed to stop the spread of a fire
  • fire drill fire drill  an exercise intended to train people in duties and escape procedures to be…
  • fire engine fire engine  any of various large trucks that carry firemen and equipment to the site…
  • fire escape fire escape  a stairway (often on the outside of a building) that permits exit in the…
  • fire extinguisher fire extinguisher  a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires
  • fire fighter fire fighter  a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
  • fire hook fire hook  fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire
  • fire hose fire hose  a large hose that carries water from a fire hydrant to the site of the fire
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