Definitions of fire:
- noun: the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
Example: "Hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"
- noun: a fireplace in which a fire is burning
Example: "They sat by the fire and talked"
- noun: intense adverse criticism
Example: "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"
- noun: the event of something burning (often destructive)
Example: "They lost everything in the fire"
- noun: a severe trial
Example: "He went through fire and damnation"
- noun: the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
Example: "Fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
- noun: once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
- noun: feelings of great warmth and intensity
- verb: terminate the employment of
Example: "The boss fired his secretary today"
- verb: bake in a kiln so as to harden
Example: "Fire pottery"
- verb: cause to go off
Example: "Fire a gun"
- verb: go off or discharge
Example: "The gun fired"
- verb: drive out or away by or as if by fire
Example: "The soldiers were fired"
- verb: provide with fuel
Example: "Oil fires the furnace"
- verb: destroy by fire
- verb: start firing a weapon
- verb: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
- name: A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #57287)
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