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Definitions of burn

  1. To be on fire; to glow; to act with destructive violence; to be inflamed with passion or desire; to feel excess of heat. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. spend (significant amounts of money); "He has money to burn" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. burn at the stake; "Witches were burned in Salem" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. To perfect or improve by fire or heat; to submit to the action of fire or heat for some economic purpose; to destroy or change some property or properties of, by exposure to fire or heat in due degree for obtaining a desired residuum, product, or effect; to bake; as, to burn clay in making bricks or pottery; to burn wood so as to produce charcoal; to burn limestone for the lime. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To make or produce, as an effect or result, by the application of fire or heat; as, to burn a hole; to burn charcoal; to burn letters into a block. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To consume, injure, or change the condition of, as if by action of fire or heat; to affect as fire or heat does; as, to burn the mouth with pepper. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To apply a cautery to; to cauterize. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To cause to combine with oxygen or other active agent, with evolution of heat; to consume; to oxidize; as, a man burns a certain amount of carbon at each respiration; to burn iron in oxygen. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To consume with fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or fire; - frequently intensified by up: as, to burn up wood. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To destroy or injure by fire; to reduce to ashes; to scorch; to inflame or tan (the skin); to affect with a burning feeling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To consume or injure by fire. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To affect or destroy by or as by fire; consume; scorch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To be of fire; to flame. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To suffer from, or be scorched by, an excess of heat. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To have a condition, quality, appearance, sensation, or emotion, as if on fire or excessively heated; to act or rage with destructive violence; to be in a state of lively emotion or strong desire; as, the face burns; to burn with fever. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To combine energetically, with evolution of heat; as, copper burns in chlorine. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. In certain games, to approach near to a concealed object which is sought. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To be on fire; to suffer from, or be injured by, too much heat; to glow; to shine; to be inflamed with passion or desire; as, he burns to win fame. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To be on fire; to feel great heat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the wart" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. record a performance on; "cut a record" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. To be on fire; appear or feel hot; be eager or excited; glow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. To consume or injure with fire; to subject to the action of fire; to affect, as by the action of fire; to consume chemically; to cauterize. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To injure by fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of fire; to harden by fire; to scorch, as the clothes; to be on fire; to shine; to rage with violence or passion; to feel excess of heat in the body. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. Burning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. damage inflicted by burning Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. an injury cause by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. A hurt, injury, or effect caused by fire or excessive or intense heat. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. The operation or result of burning or baking, as in brickmaking; as, they have a good burn. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A disease in vegetables. See Brand, n., 6. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. An injury to the flesh caused by fire; the result of too much heat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  42. A hurt or mark caused by fire. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. Injury or mark caused by fire. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  44. An effect or injury from burning; a burnt place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. A brook or rivulet. bourn; bourne. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. A bodily hurt or injury caused by fire; the operation of burning or baking, as in brick-making; a brook. To burn one's fingers, to suffer from speculating or interfering in other men's matters. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. An injury to the flesh by the action of fire. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. A brook; a small running stream. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. Burnt and burned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for burn

  1. " Well, I would burn that," I said. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  2. And I cannot burn I cannot! – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
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