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fire station a building in which firefighting equipment and trucks are kept and at which firefighters are housed or on duty.
firestorm an intense, widespread fire, caused by heavy conventional bombing or by an atomic explosion. [2 definitions]
fire tower a high towerlike structure, usu. in a forest, from which a lookout keeps watch to detect and report fires.
firetrap a building that is at high risk of catching fire and is esp. dangerous in case of fire.
fire truck See fire engine.
fire wall a wall of fireproof material intended to prevent the spread of fire, as from one part of a building to another. [2 definitions]
firewater (informal) alcoholic beverages, esp. whiskey.
fireweed any of various wild plants that grow easily in clearings caused by fire, such as willow herb.
firewood wood for cooking or heating.
fireworks (sometimes used with a sing. verb) devices that burn or explode to produce noise, bright light, or a brilliant display of colors. [3 definitions]
firing line the line or set of positions from which troops fire at an enemy or targets. [3 definitions]
firing squad a group, usu. of military personnel, assigned to shoot a person who has been sentenced to death.
firkin a small wooden tub or keg. [2 definitions]
firm1 hard and compact; solid. [6 definitions]
firm2 a business organization, often an unincorporated one.
firmament the entire arch of the sky; heavens.
firmly in a way that uses some strength; not lightly. [2 definitions]
firmware a computer program or set of functions stored on a ROM chip, rather than in software.
first indicating rank or position before all others. [8 definitions]
first aid emergency medical treatment for injury or sudden illness, administered before regular medical care or more thorough treatment can be obtained.
first-aid kit a kit containing supplies for administering emergency treatment of injuries, poisoning, or sudden illness. It generally contains such things as bandages, antiseptics, and painkillers.