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fire

Overview of noun fire

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

2. fire, firing -- (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. fire, flame, flaming -- (the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries")

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

5. fire -- (once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles))

6. ardor, ardour, fervor, fervour, fervency, fire, fervidness -- (feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor")

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

8. fire -- (a severe trial; "he went through fire and damnation")

9. fire, attack, flak, flack, blast -- (intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak")


Overview of verb fire

1. open fire, fire -- (start firing a weapon)

2. fire, discharge -- (cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet")

3. fire -- (bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery")

4. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate -- (terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers")

5. fire, discharge, go off -- (go off or discharge; "The gun fired")

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

7. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

8. burn, fire, burn down -- (destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries")

9. fuel, fire -- (provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace")



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