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Definitions of fire

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

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

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