Definitions of burning

  1. lighted up by or as by fire or flame; " forests set ablaze ( or afire) by lightning"; " even the car's tires were aflame"; " a night aflare with fireworks"; " candles alight on the tables"; " blazing logs in the fireplace"; " a burning cigarette"; " a flaming crackling fire"; " houses on fire"
  2. characterized by intense emotion; " ardent love"; " an ardent lover"; " a burning enthusiasm"; " a fervent desire to change society"; " a fervent admirer"; " fiery oratory"; " an impassioned appeal"; " a torrid love affair"
  3. pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
  4. producing or having a painfully hot sensation; " begged for water to soothe his burning throat"
  5. the act of burning something; " the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
  6. execution by fire
  7. execution by electricity
  8. a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
  9. consuming fuel; used in combination; " coal- burning ( or wood- burning) stoves"
  10. intensely hot; " a burning fever"; " the burning sand"
  11. of immediate import; " burning issues of the day"
  12. That burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery.
  13. Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful; as, burning zeal.
  14. The act of consuming by fire or heat, or of subjecting to the effect of fire or heat; the state of being on fire or excessively heated.
  15. Of burn.
  16. Much heated; scorching; powerful; vehement; exciting. Burning- glass, a glass so formed as to concentrate the sun's rays to a focus, and produce intense heat. Burning- mirror, a concave mirror, usually of metal, which concentrates the sun's rays to a focus with similar effect.
  17. Very hot; scorching; powerful.
  18. The act of reducing to ashes; a fire; the vehemence or raging of passion.

Usage examples for burning

  1. Burning under the memory of her kiss of the night before, Mostyn told himself that he must by all means see her alone that day. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  2. Then up jumped Clarence, gave one look at his grandmother, another at the burning boat, and leaped into the water. – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  3. " He seems to be burning up," said Peter. – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  4. What are you burning – Kitty Trenire by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  5. So, perhaps, we may escape burning – Flemish Legends by Charles de Coster
  6. The lights still burning above and below gave me the necessary courage. – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green
  7. " After a while he took us out of the house, and then I saw that most of the houses in the little village were burning – New National Fourth Reader by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
  8. Her face was burning but her voice was very tender and brave. – The Man from Jericho by Edwin Carlile Litsey
  9. " Well, I'm not talking about Lydia," she resumed presently, " though there's something I've always had a burning curiosity to find out." – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  10. That burning pain came in my head. – Will of the Mill by George Manville Fenn
  11. My cheek was wet with tears, but hers was red as it touched mine, and I could feel that it was burning – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  12. She bent down over the child, and kissed it, and kissed it with hot, burning lips. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  13. And while the boy was striking a fresh one Davy stamped out the burning end that Nelly dropped on to the grass, and said: " A lie! – Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893 by Hall Caine
  14. At the sight of the letter the room that had been empty and cold was suddenly burning hot and filled with a thousand voices. – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  15. And Connie felt her own cheeks burning and wondered why. – The Imaginary Marriage by Henry St. John Cooper
  16. It's the house- only the house burning – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  17. A bright light was still burning in the front room on the second floor. – The Deserter by Charles King
  18. She glanced toward the burning candles. – The Boarded-Up House by Augusta Huiell Seaman
  19. Well, then, it's a burning shame that in a city called Christian a poor girl is not more safe outside of her own door than if she were in a jungle. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. It was wonderful up here, with the sun burning hot in a sky clear- blue already. – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy