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Definition of FIRE
Pronunciation : FIRE

noun : FIRE

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning; "they sat by the fire and talked" ;

  • 5. (

    ) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) ;

  • 7. (

    ) fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking; "put the kettle on the fire"; "barbecue over an open fire" ;

  • 8. (

    ) a severe trial; "he went through fire and damnation" ;

  • 9. (

    ) intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak" ;

verb : FIRE

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 3. (

    ) bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery" ;

  • 6. (

    ) drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism" ;

  • 9. (

    ) provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace" ;

  • 10. (

    ) generate an electrical impulse; "the neurons fired fast" ;


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