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Meaning & Definition of Fire in English

English

Fire

/faɪər/

noun

1. The event of something burning (often destructive)

  • "They lost everything in the fire"
    synonym:
  • fire

2. The act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

  • "Hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"
  • "They retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
    synonym:
  • fire
  • ,
  • firing

3. The process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

  • "Fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
    synonym:
  • fire
  • ,
  • flame
  • ,
  • flaming

4. A fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning

  • "They sat by the fire and talked"
    synonym:
  • fire

5. Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (empedocles)

    synonym:
  • fire

6. Feelings of great warmth and intensity

  • "He spoke with great ardor"
    synonym:
  • ardor
  • ,
  • ardour
  • ,
  • fervor
  • ,
  • fervour
  • ,
  • fervency
  • ,
  • fire
  • ,
  • fervidness

7. Fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking

  • "Put the kettle on the fire"
  • "Barbecue over an open fire"
    synonym:
  • fire

8. A severe trial

  • "He went through fire and damnation"
    synonym:
  • fire

9. Intense adverse criticism

  • "Clinton directed his fire at the republican party"
  • "The government has come under attack"
  • "Don't give me any flak"
    synonym:
  • fire
  • ,
  • attack
  • ,
  • flak
  • ,
  • flack
  • ,
  • blast

verb

1. Start firing a weapon

    synonym:
  • open fire
  • ,
  • fire

2. Cause to go off

  • "Fire a gun"
  • "Fire a bullet"
    synonym:
  • fire
  • ,
  • discharge

3. Bake in a kiln so as to harden

  • "Fire pottery"
    synonym:
  • fire

4. Terminate the employment of

  • Discharge from an office or position
  • "The boss fired his secretary today"
  • "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
    synonym:
  • displace
  • ,
  • fire
  • ,
  • give notice
  • ,
  • can
  • ,
  • dismiss
  • ,
  • give the axe
  • ,
  • send away
  • ,
  • sack
  • ,
  • force out
  • ,
  • give the sack
  • ,
  • terminate

5. Go off or discharge

  • "The gun fired"
    synonym:
  • fire
  • ,
  • discharge
  • ,
  • go off

6. Drive out or away by or as if by fire

  • "The soldiers were fired"
  • "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"
    synonym:
  • fire

7. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

  • "Arouse pity"
  • "Raise a smile"
  • "Evoke sympathy"
    synonym:
  • arouse
  • ,
  • elicit
  • ,
  • enkindle
  • ,
  • kindle
  • ,
  • evoke
  • ,
  • fire
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • provoke

8. Destroy by fire

  • "They burned the house and his diaries"
    synonym:
  • burn
  • ,
  • fire
  • ,
  • burn down

9. Provide with fuel

  • "Oil fires the furnace"
    synonym:
  • fuel
  • ,
  • fire

Examples of using

He walked barefoot over the fire.
What makes you think that's what caused the fire?
What makes you think that's what caused the fire?