Found 3 items, similar to Fire.
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n 1: the event of something burning (often destructive); “they
lost everything in the fire”
2: the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing
heat and light and (often) smoke; “fire was one of our
ancestors' first discoveries”
3: 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”
4: a fireplace in which a fire is burning; “they sat by the
fire and talked”
5: intense adverse criticism; “Clinton directed his fire at the
; “the government has come under attack”
“don't give me any flak”
6: feelings of great warmth and intensity; “he spoke with great
7: once thought to be one of four elements composing the
8: a severe trial; “he went through fire and damnation”
v 1: start firing a weapon [syn: open fire
2: cause to go off; “fire a gun”
; “fire a bullet”
3: bake in a kiln so as to harden; “fire pottery”
4: terminate the employment of; “The boss fired his secretary
; "The company terminated 25% of its workers" [syn:
, give the axe
, send away
, force out
, give the sack
5: go off or discharge; “The gun fired”
, go off
6: drive out or away by or as if by fire; “The soldiers were
; “Surrender fires the cold skepticism”
7: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); “arouse
; “raise a smile”
; “evoke sympathy”
8: destroy by fire; “They burned the house and his diaries”
, burn down
9: provide with fuel; “Oil fires the furnace”
English → English
(f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin
to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri,
f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf.
1. The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of
bodies; combustion; state of ignition.
Note: The form of fire exhibited in the combustion of gases
in an ascending stream or current is called flame.
Anciently, fire, air, earth, and water were regarded as
the four elements of which all things are composed.
2. Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a
stove or a furnace.
3. The burning of a house or town; a conflagration.
4. Anything which destroys or affects like fire.
5. Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth;
consuming violence of temper.
he had fire in his temper. --Atterbury.
6. Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral
enthusiasm; capacity for ardor and zeal.
And bless their critic with a poet's fire. --Pope.
7. Splendor; brilliancy; luster; hence, a star.
Stars, hide your fires. --Shak.
As in a zodiac
representing the heavenly fires. --Milton.
8. Torture by burning; severe trial or affliction.
9. The discharge of firearms; firing; as, the troops were
exposed to a heavy fire.
, Red fire
, Green fire
compositions of various combustible substances, as
sulphur, niter, lampblack, etc., the flames of which are
colored by various metallic salts, as those of antimony,
strontium, barium, etc.
(a) A signal given on the breaking out of a fire.
(b) An apparatus for giving such an alarm.
, a machine, device, or preparation to be
kept at hand for extinguishing fire by smothering it with
some incombustible vapor or gas, as carbonic acid.
(a) A balloon raised in the air by the buoyancy of air
heated by a fire placed in the lower part.
(b) A balloon sent up at night with fireworks which ignite
at a regulated height. --Simmonds.
, a grate bar.
, a portable grate; a cresset. --Knight.
. (Zo["o]l.) See in the Vocabulary.
, a disease of plants which causes them to appear
as if burnt by fire.
, the chamber of a furnace, steam boiler, etc., for
, a refractory brick, capable of sustaining
intense heat without fusion, usually made of fire clay or
of siliceous material, with some cementing substance, and
used for lining fire boxes, etc.
, an organized body of men for extinguished
. See under Bucket
, an incendiary; one who, from malice or through
mania, persistently sets fire to property; a pyromaniac.
. See under Clay
, a company of men managing an engine in
. See Fiery cross
. [Obs.] --Milton.
. See under Damp
. See Firedog
, in the Vocabulary.
(a) A series of evolutions performed by fireman for
(b) An apparatus for producing fire by friction, by
rapidly twirling a wooden pin in a wooden socket; --
used by the Hindoos during all historic time, and by
many savage peoples.
(a) A juggler who pretends to eat fire.
(b) A quarrelsome person who seeks affrays; a hotspur.
, a portable forcing pump, usually on wheels,
for throwing water to extinguish fire.
, a contrivance for facilitating escape from
(Fine Arts), a mode of gilding with an amalgam
of gold and quicksilver, the latter metal being driven off
afterward by heat.
(Fine Arts), gold laid on by the process of fire
, the act or system of insuring against fire;
also, a contract by which an insurance company undertakes,
in consideration of the payment of a premium or small
percentage -- usually made periodically -- to indemnify an
owner of property from loss by fire during a specified
, utensils for a fireplace or grate, as tongs,
poker, and shovel.
, a pipe for water, to be used in putting out
(Mil), an artillery officer who formerly supervised the
composition of fireworks.
, an office at which to effect insurance against
, a variety of opal giving firelike reflections.
, an ancient mode of trial, in which the test
was the ability of the accused to handle or tread upon
red-hot irons. --Abbot.
, a pan for holding or conveying fire, especially
the receptacle for the priming of a gun.
, a plug or hydrant for drawing water from the
main pipes in a street, building, etc., for extinguishing
, the writing or instrument expressing the
contract of insurance against loss by fire.
(a) (Mil.) A small earthen pot filled with combustibles,
formerly used as a missile in war.
(b) The cast iron vessel which holds the fuel or fire in a
(c) A crucible.
(d) A solderer's furnace.
, a raft laden with combustibles, used for setting
fire to an enemy's ships.
, a peculiar beat of the drum to summon men to
their quarters in case of fire.
(Mining), the process of softening or cracking
the working face of a lode, to facilitate excavation, by
exposing it to the action of fire; -- now generally
superseded by the use of explosives. --Raymond.
, a vessel filled with combustibles, for setting
fire to an enemy's ships.
, a shovel for taking up coals of fire.
, the stench from decomposing iron pyrites,
caused by the formation of hydrogen sulfide. --Raymond.
, the surfaces of a steam boiler which are
exposed to the direct heat of the fuel and the products of
combustion; heating surface.
, a swab saturated with water, for cooling a gun
in action and clearing away particles of powder, etc.
, in England, the fireman of a steam emgine.
, a strong alcoholic beverage; -- so called by
the American Indians.
, the worship of fire, which prevails chiefly
in Persia, among the followers of Zoroaster, called
Chebers, or Guebers, and among the Parsees of India.
. See under Greek
, burning; hence, ardent; passionate; eager;
, the rapid discharge of firearms in succession
by a line of troops.
St. Anthony's fire
, erysipelas; -- an eruptive fever which
St. Anthony was supposed to cure miraculously. --Hoblyn.
St. Elmo's fire
. See under Saint Elmo
To set on fire
, to inflame; to kindle.
To take fire
, to begin to burn; to fly into a passion.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fired
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney;
to fire a pile.
2. To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln;
as, to fire pottery.
3. To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the
soul with anger, pride, or revenge.
Love had fired my mind. --Dryden.
4. To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the
genius of a young man.
5. To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler.
6. To light up as if by fire; to illuminate.
[The sun] fires the proud tops of the eastern pines.
7. To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge;
as, to fire a rifle, pistol, or cannon; to fire cannon
balls, rockets, etc.
8. To drive by fire. [Obs.]
Till my bad angel fire my good one out. --Shak.
9. (Far.) To cauterize.
10. to dismiss from employment, a post, or other job; to
cause (a person) to cease being an employee; -- of a
person. The act of firing is usually performed by that
person's supervisor or employer. “You can't fire me! I
To fire up
1. to light up the fires of, as of an engine; also,
figuratively, to start up any machine.
2. to render enthusiastic; -- of people.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
, v. i.
1. To take fire; to be kindled; to kindle.
2. To be irritated or inflamed with passion.
3. To discharge artillery or firearms; as, they fired on the
To fire up
, to grow irritated or angry. “He . . . fired
up, and stood vigorously on his defense.”