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fire

fire

 
pronunciation:
faIr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
catch fire, play with fire, set fire to, build a fire under, on fire
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the effects, such as heat, light, and flames, produced by burning.
Part of the forest was damaged by fire last summer.I've been afraid of fire since childhood.
 
synonyms:
flames
similar words:
burn, burning, combustion, energy, glow, heat, illumination, incandescence, light, radiance, spark, sparkle
definition 2: a particular burning, as in a stove or furnace.
The fire crackled in the fireplace.It's cold; I'll put some more wood on the fire.
 
similar words:
blaze, bonfire, burn, burning
definition 3: an instance of destructive burning.
There was a fire at the library last night.
 
synonyms:
blaze
similar words:
burn, burning, conflagration, flare-up, holocaust, inferno, wildfire
definition 4: passion or imaginative excitement.
the fire of her poetry
synonyms:
ardor, fervor, heat, passion
similar words:
enthusiasm, imagination, intensity, power, verve
definition 5: a severe trial.
synonyms:
ordeal, trial
similar words:
affliction, torture, trouble
definition 6: the discharging of a weapon or weapons.
The burial ended with a fire of guns in salute.
synonyms:
discharge, shot
similar words:
barrage, cannonade, enfilade, flak, fusillade, gunfire, salvo, volley
definition 7: (chiefly British) a device, powered by gas or electricity, used to heat a room.
phrase: catch fire
phrase: play with fire
phrase: set fire to
phrase: build a fire under
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fired, fires, firing
definition 1: to shoot (a firearm).
synonyms:
discharge, shoot
similar words:
fusillade, gun, volley
definition 2: to set fire to.
synonyms:
flame, ignite, inflame, kindle, light
similar words:
burn, enkindle
definition 3: to apply intense heat to, as in a kiln.
He fired the clay pots.
synonyms:
bake, kiln
similar words:
heat, smelt
definition 4: to make enthusiastic; excite (sometimes fol. by up).
The coach fired up his team to win.
synonyms:
enkindle, excite, galvanize, ignite, inflame, inspire, kindle, rouse
antonyms:
daunt
similar words:
agitate, animate, arouse, heat, incite, motivate, provoke, stimulate, stir
definition 5: to dismiss from a position of employment.
synonyms:
ax, boot, can, discharge, dismiss, sack, terminate
antonyms:
hire
similar words:
cashier, dump, oust, remove
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to start to burn; become ignited.
synonyms:
enkindle, ignite, kindle, light
similar words:
blaze, catch, spark, strike
definition 2: to become excited or impassioned.
similar words:
flame, glow, heat, kindle, thrill
definition 3: to discharge a firearm.
synonyms:
discharge, shoot
similar words:
blaze, gun, loose, open up, pop, volley
phrase: on fire
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