Definitions of burn

  1. To be on fire; to glow; to act with destructive violence; to be inflamed with passion or desire; to feel excess of heat.
  2. create by duplicating data; " cut a disk"; " burn a CD"
  3. feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; " She was burning with anger"; " He was burning to try out his new skies"
  4. feel hot or painful; " My eyes are burning"
  5. spend ( significant amounts of money); " He has money to burn"
  6. burn at the stake; " Witches were burned in Salem"
  7. To perfect or improve by fire or heat; to submit to the action of fire or heat for some economic purpose; to destroy or change some property or properties of, by exposure to fire or heat in due degree for obtaining a desired residuum, product, or effect; to bake; as, to burn clay in making bricks or pottery; to burn wood so as to produce charcoal; to burn limestone for the lime.
  8. To make or produce, as an effect or result, by the application of fire or heat; as, to burn a hole; to burn charcoal; to burn letters into a block.
  9. To consume, injure, or change the condition of, as if by action of fire or heat; to affect as fire or heat does; as, to burn the mouth with pepper.
  10. To apply a cautery to; to cauterize.
  11. To cause to combine with oxygen or other active agent, with evolution of heat; to consume; to oxidize; as, a man burns a certain amount of carbon at each respiration; to burn iron in oxygen.
  12. To consume with fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or fire; - frequently intensified by up: as, to burn up wood.
  13. To destroy or injure by fire; to reduce to ashes; to scorch; to inflame or tan ( the skin); to affect with a burning feeling.
  14. To consume or injure by fire.
  15. To affect or destroy by or as by fire; consume; scorch.
  16. To be of fire; to flame.
  17. To suffer from, or be scorched by, an excess of heat.
  18. To have a condition, quality, appearance, sensation, or emotion, as if on fire or excessively heated; to act or rage with destructive violence; to be in a state of lively emotion or strong desire; as, the face burns; to burn with fever.
  19. To combine energetically, with evolution of heat; as, copper burns in chlorine.
  20. In certain games, to approach near to a concealed object which is sought.
  21. To be on fire; to suffer from, or be injured by, too much heat; to glow; to shine; to be inflamed with passion or desire; as, he burns to win fame.
  22. To be on fire; to feel great heat.
  23. cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; " The sun burned his face"
  24. burn with heat, fire, or radiation; " The iron burnt a hole in my dress"
  25. burn, sear, or freeze ( tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; " The surgeon cauterized the wart"
  26. destroy by fire; " They burned the house and his diaries"
  27. record a performance on; " cut a record"
  28. use up ( energy); " burn off calories through vigorous exercise"
  29. cause to burn or combust; " The sun burned off the fog"; " We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
  30. To be on fire; appear or feel hot; be eager or excited; glow.
  31. To consume or injure with fire; to subject to the action of fire; to affect, as by the action of fire; to consume chemically; to cauterize.
  32. To injure by fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of fire; to harden by fire; to scorch, as the clothes; to be on fire; to shine; to rage with violence or passion; to feel excess of heat in the body.
  33. Burning.
  34. an injury cause by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
  35. a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
  36. A hurt, injury, or effect caused by fire or excessive or intense heat.
  37. The operation or result of burning or baking, as in brickmaking; as, they have a good burn.
  38. A disease in vegetables. See Brand, n., 6.
  39. An injury to the flesh caused by fire; the result of too much heat.
  40. A hurt or mark caused by fire.
  41. Injury or mark caused by fire.
  42. An effect or injury from burning; a burnt place.
  43. A brook or rivulet. bourn; bourne.
  44. A bodily hurt or injury caused by fire; the operation of burning or baking, as in brick- making; a brook. To burn one's fingers, to suffer from speculating or interfering in other men's matters.
  45. An injury to the flesh by the action of fire.
  46. A brook; a small running stream.
  47. Burnt and burned.