Definitions of fire:
  • noun:   the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    Example: "Hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"
  • noun:   a fireplace in which a fire is burning
    Example: "They sat by the fire and talked"
  • noun:   intense adverse criticism
    Example: "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"
  • noun:   the event of something burning (often destructive)
    Example: "They lost everything in the fire"
  • noun:   a severe trial
    Example: "He went through fire and damnation"
  • noun:   the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
    Example: "Fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
  • noun:   once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  • noun:   feelings of great warmth and intensity
  • verb:   terminate the employment of
    Example: "The boss fired his secretary today"
  • verb:   bake in a kiln so as to harden
    Example: "Fire pottery"
  • verb:   cause to go off
    Example: "Fire a gun"
  • verb:   go off or discharge
    Example: "The gun fired"
  • verb:   drive out or away by or as if by fire
    Example: "The soldiers were fired"
  • verb:   provide with fuel
    Example: "Oil fires the furnace"
  • verb:   destroy by fire
  • verb:   start firing a weapon
  • verb:   call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #57287)

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