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Definitions of fire

  1. To take fire; to become irritated or inflamed; to discharge artillery or fire-arms. "Fire" a word of command for soldiers to discharge their fire-arms. To set on fire, to kindle; to excite violent action. To be on fire, to be in a state of ignition; to be highly excited. To be under fire, to be exposed to the attack of an enemy by cannonade or fusillade. Anthony's fire. See Anthony's Fire. Greek fire, an artificial combustible of a highly inflammable quality, used by the Greeks of the Byzantine empire against the Saracens, and which seems to have bad the power of burning even under water. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln; as, to fire pottery. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the genius of a young man. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To light up as if by fire; to illuminate. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge; as, to fire a musket or cannon; to fire cannon balls, rockets, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To drive by fire. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To cauterize. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To set on fire; inflame; kindle; bake, as porcelain; to cause to explode; to discharge, as a gun; excite violently; irritate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To set on fire: to inflame: to irritate: to animate; to cause the explosion of; to discharge. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To set on fire; discharge; animate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To set on fire; kindle; bake, as pottery; discharge, as a firearm; impel, as from a gun; hurl. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To inflame; excite. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To take fire; to be kindled; to kindle. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To be irritated or inflamed with passion. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To discharge artillery or firearms; as, they fired on the town. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To become ignited; be inflamed; discharge firearms. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To take fire; to be or become irritated or inflamed; to discharge firearms. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To take fire; discharge fire-arms. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. call forth; of emotions, feelings, and responses; "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. Bake in a kiln; "fire pottery" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. start firing a weapon Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. go off or discharge; "The gun fired" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. To take fire; be kindled, inflamed, or excited. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To discharge firearms. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. To set on fire; to inflame; to irritate; to animate; to cause to explode; to discharge; to cauterize. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To kindle; to set on fire; to take fire; to become irritated; to discharge firearms. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. a fireplace in which a fire is burning; "they sat by the fire and talked" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. a severe trial; "he went through fire and damnation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies; combustion; state of ignition. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a stove or a furnace. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. The burning of a house or town; a conflagration. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth; consuming violence of temper. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral enthusiasm; capacity for ardor and zeal. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Splendor; brilliancy; luster; hence, a star. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. Torture by burning; severe trial or affliction. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. The discharge of firearms; firing; as, the troops were exposed to a heavy fire. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Heat and light developed by combustion or burning; a burning; conflagration; flame; discharge of firearms; light; intensity of feeling; ardor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  47. The heat and light caused by burning; flame; anything burning, as fuel in a grate, etc.; a confiagration; torture by burning; severe trial; anything inflaming or provoking; ardor of passion; vigor; brightness of fancy; enthusiasm; sexual love. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. Heat and light caused by burning; flame; anything burning; ardent passion; enthusiasm. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  49. The evolution of heat and light by burning; flame; flash; fuel as burning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. The discharge of firearms. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. Intensity; ardor; passion; vivacity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. Affliction; trial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. Heat and light emanating from a body burning; fuel burning on a hearth, &c.; the burning of a house or town; a conflagration; the discharge of fire-arms; light; lustre; that which inflames or irritates the passions; ardour or violence of passion; glow of imagination; severe trial; trouble; affliction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  54. The result of the combustion or burning of bodies, as coal, wood, &c.; a conflagration; severe trial or affliction; flame; lustre; the burning fuel in a grate; anything which inflames the passions; ardour; rage; animation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for fire

  1. There was no fire – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett
  2. Keep back- tell us who you are before we fire on you! – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
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