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Definitions of fire

  1.   archaic once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe Empedocles
  2.   feelings of great warmth and intensity he spoke with great ardor
  3.   call forth of emotions feelings and responses arouse pity raise a smile evoke sympathy
  4.   intense adverse criticism Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party the government has come under attack don't give me any flak
  5.   destroy by fire They burned the house and his diaries
  6.   terminate the employment of The boss fired his secretary today The company terminated 25 of its workers
  7.   provide with fuel Oil fires the furnace
  8.   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
  9.   a fireplace in which a fire is burning they sat by the fire and talked
  10.   the event of something burning often destructive they lost everything in the fire
  11.   a severe trial he went through fire and damnation
  12.   the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and often smoke fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries
  13.   Bake in a kiln fire pottery
  14.   cause to go off fire a gun fire a bullet
  15.   start firing a weapon
  16.   go off or discharge The gun fired
  17.   once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe Empedocles
  18.   bake in a kiln so as to harden fire pottery
  19.   drive out or away by or as if by fire The soldiers were fired Surrender fires the cold skepticism
  20.   The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies combustion state of ignition
  21.   Fuel in a state of combustion as on a hearth or in a stove or a furnace
  22.   The burning of a house or town a conflagration
  23.   Anything which destroys or affects like fire
  24.   Ardor of passion whether love or hate excessive warmth consuming violence of temper
  25.   Liveliness of imagination or fancy intellectual and moral enthusiasm capacity for ardor and zeal
  26.   Splendor brilliancy luster hence a star
  27.   Torture by burning severe trial or affliction
  28.   The discharge of firearms firing as the troops were exposed to a heavy fire
  29.   To set on fire to kindle as to fire a house or chimney to fire a pile
  30.   To subject to intense heat to bake to burn in a kiln as to fire pottery
  31.   To inflame to irritate as the passions as to fire the soul with anger pride or revenge
  32.   To animate to give life or spirit to as to fire the genius of a young man
  33.   To feed or serve the fire of as to fire a boiler
  34.   To light up as if by fire to illuminate
  35.   To cause to explode as to fire a torpedo to disharge as to fire a musket or cannon to fire cannon balls rockets etc
  36.   To drive by fire
  37.   To cauterize
  38.   To take fire to be kindled to kindle
  39.   To be irritated or inflamed with passion
  40.   To discharge artillery or firearms as they fired on the town
  41.   Heat and light developed by combustion or burning a burning conflagration flame discharge of firearms light intensity of feeling ardor
  42.   To set on fire inflame kindle bake as porcelain to cause to explode to discharge as a gun excite violently irritate
  43.   To become ignited be inflamed discharge firearms
  44.   The heat and light caused by burning flame anything burning as fuel in a grate etc a confiagration torture by burning severe trial anything inflaming or provoking ardor of passion vigor brightness of fancy enthusiasm sexual love
  45.   To set on fire to inflame to irritate to animate to cause the explosion of to discharge
  46.   To take fire to be or become irritated or inflamed to discharge firearms
  47.   Heat and light caused by burning flame anything burning ardent passion enthusiasm
  48.   To set on fire discharge animate
  49.   To take fire discharge fire arms
  50.   To set on fire kindle bake as pottery discharge as a firearm impel as from a gun hurl
  51.   To inflame excite
  52.   To take fire be kindled inflamed or excited
  53.   To discharge firearms
  54.   The evolution of heat and light by burning flame flash fuel as burning
  55.   The discharge of firearms
  56.   Intensity ardor passion vivacity
  57.   Affliction trial
  58.   Heat and light emanating from a body burning fuel burning on a hearth c the burning of a house or town a conflagration the discharge of fire arms light lustre that which inflames or irritates the passions ardour or violence of passion glow of imagination severe trial trouble affliction
  59.   To set on fire to inflame to irritate to animate to cause to explode to discharge to cauterize
  60.   To take fire to become irritated or inflamed to discharge artillery or fire arms Fire a word of command for soldiers to discharge their fire arms To set on fire to kindle to excite violent action To be on fire to be in a state of ignition to be highly excited To be under fire to be exposed to the attack of an enemy by cannonade or fusillade Anthony's fire See Anthony's Fire Greek fire an artificial combustible of a highly inflammable quality used by the Greeks of the Byzantine empire against the Saracens and which seems to have bad the power of burning even under water
  61.   The result of the combustion or burning of bodies as coal wood c a conflagration severe trial or affliction flame lustre the burning fuel in a grate anything which inflames the passions ardour rage animation
  62.   To kindle to set on fire to take fire to become irritated to discharge firearms

Quotes of fire

  1. The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar the address must be the fire that burns thereon – Felix Adler
  2. The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire the light of daring burning in the heart The more one dares the more he shall obtain – Helena Petrova Blavatsky
  3. I never could stand losing Second place didn't interest me I had a fire in my belly – Ty Cobb
  4. You wait until the forest fire is on your front step before you step up – Peter Dawson
  5. I did my military service from 1989 92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody I was very lucky I was more involved in intelligence and counter -intelligence – Oded Fehr
  6. Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion You must set yourself on fire – Arnold H. Glasow
  7. If your house is burning wouldn't you try and put out the fire – Imran Khan
  8. A little before noon I sent orders to all my batteries to open fire through the streets or at any points where the troops were seen about the city as a diversion in favor of Jackson – James Longstreet
  9. The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness – Joan Miro
  10. The rising cost of prescription drugs has sparked a prairie fire that is spreading across our nation – Timothy Pawlenty
  11. Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for the night Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life – Terry Pratchett
  12. The reason most people sweat is so they will not catch fire while they are making love – Don Rose
  13. Angels are spirits flames of fire they are higher than man they have wider connections – Matthew Simpson
  14. The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire first a feeble spark next a flickering flame then a mighty blaze ever increasing in speed and power – Nikola Tesla
  15. Where do you find the strength to brave a barrage of enemy fire and to bring your wounded friends to safety at great risk to your own life Conviction – Guy Verhofstadt

Usage examples for fire

  1. You would not say I should not' if you knew fire – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. “ He's coming over to see you about going out after Fire Bear – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  3. “ I think the fat's in the fire now said Lupin laughing – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  4. If you fire you are a dead man – The Old Bell Of Independence; Or, Philadelphia In 1776 by Henry C. Watson
  5. Come up to the fire my dear said the old woman – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. That would be to ask a man to set his house on fire – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  7. The fire is only beginning said he – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  8. The fire had gone cold again – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  9. There was no fire – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett
  10. The next thing is a fire – At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern by Myrtle Reed
  11. “ There's a fire there – A Bicycle of Cathay by Frank R. Stockton
  12. “ I don't believe it was all the fire – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  13. Fire low and get his horse – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  14. “ Charmian turned her eyes away from the fire and looked at him – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  15. Why shouldn't the fellow see our fire – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  16. Yes Lyman the man by the fire answered then – Boy Scouts in an Airship by G. Harvey Ralphson
  17. “ Randy laughed but the fire was still in his eyes ” – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  18. This made a fine back fire didn't it – Unexplored! by Allen Chaffee
  19. But why should they start a fire – Tom Swift and his Wizard Camera or, Thrilling Adventures while taking Moving Pictures by Victor Appleton
  20. Keep back tell us who you are before we fire on you – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss

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