Fire - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy (syn: firing)
- the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke (syn: flame, flaming)
- a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning
- once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
- feelings of great warmth and intensity (syn: ardor, ardour, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fervour)
- fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking
- a severe trial
- intense adverse criticism (syn: attack, blast, flack, flak)
- cause to go off (syn: discharge)
- bake in a kiln so as to harden
- terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position (syn: can, dismiss, displace, sack, terminate)
- go off or discharge (syn: discharge)
- drive out or away by or as if by fire
- call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) (syn: arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, kindle, provoke, raise)
- provide with fuel
- generate an electrical impulse
- become ignited
- start or maintain a fire in
Stay away from the fire.
The shack was destroyed by a fire.
Two people died in that terrible fire.
How did the fire start?
We warmed our hands over the fire.
She built a fire in the fireplace.
The fire went out and he had to light it again.
She fired the arrow at the target.
He fired several shots at the police.
He fired at the police.
The gun failed to fire.
The soldiers fired on the enemy.
The shortstop fired the ball to first base.
The angry mob fired rocks at him.
The boxer fired a left jab at his opponent's chin.
present participle: firing
past tense: fired
past participle: fired