Definition of Fire


  • intense adverse criticism
    "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"
    "the government has come under attack"
    "don't give me any flak"
  • a severe trial
    "he went through fire and damnation"
  • fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking
    "put the kettle on the fire"
    "barbecue over an open fire"
  • feelings of great warmth and intensity
    "he spoke with great ardor"
  • once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  • a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning
    "they sat by the fire and talked"
  • the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
    "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
  • 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"
  • the event of something burning (often destructive)
    "they lost everything in the fire"


  • provide with fuel
    "Oil fires the furnace"
  • destroy by fire
    "They burned the house and his diaries"
    - burn down
  • call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    "arouse pity"
    "raise a smile"
    "evoke sympathy"
  • drive out or away by or as if by fire
    "The soldiers were fired"
    "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"
  • go off or discharge
    "The gun fired"
    - go off
  • terminate the employment of
    discharge from an office or position
    "The boss fired his secretary today"
    "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
    - give notice - give the axe - send away - force out - give the sack
  • bake in a kiln so as to harden
    "fire pottery"
  • cause to go off
    "fire a gun"
    "fire a bullet"
  • start firing a weapon
    - open fire
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble fire

18 unscramble word found using the letters fire.

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