Definitions of conflagration

  1. a very intense and uncontrolled fire Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A great fire. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A great burning or fire. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A great or extensive fire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A great fire or burning. See Flagrant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. A great fire; a burning of any great mass, as houses or a forest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for conflagration

  1. It lasted for several centuries; it was still in full flame at the time of Columba, more than two hundred years after Patrick; it grew into a vast conflagration in the seventh and eighth centuries, when multitudes rushed forth from that burning island of the blest to spread the sacred fire through Europe. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  2. It is growing late, and if Mademoiselle de Vermont does not wish to remain to see the final conflagration we might go now, before the crowd begins to leave." – Zibeline, Complete by Phillipe de Massa Last Updated: March 2, 2009