Fire is defined as flames, or a burning sensation in the body, or something that is burning, or strong enthusiasm.(noun)
The definition of fire is to discharge a gun, to let someone go from their job, to direct a lot of questions at someone very quickly, to send an aggressive message, or to fill someone with emotion.(verb)
See fire in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME fyr < OE, akin to Ger feuer < IE base *pewōr- > Gr pyra, pyre, Czech pýř, glowing embers
Origin: pun on dischargeto dismiss from a position; discharge
Origin: ME firen < OE fyrian
See fire in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English fir
Origin: , from Old English fȳr; see paəwṛ in Indo-European roots.
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a person who destroys property by fire, for revenge, insurance, etc.
Obsolete, a large-scale fire or conflagration.
the deliberate destruction of property by fire; arson. —incendiary, n., adj.
Obsolete Chemistry. a hypothetical ingredient thought to be released during combustion. —phlogistic, adj.
Geology. produced by the action of heat, hot solutions, etc. —pyrogenic, adj.
the process of burning designs on wood or leather with a heated tool. —pyrograph, pyrographer, n. —pyrographic, adj.
the worship of fire.
a form of divination involving fire or flames.
a persistent compulsion to start fires.
a love of fire.
an abnormal fear of fire.
a form of divination involving the examination of the ashes remaining after a sacrifice.
Rare. the act or process of burning or searing. —ustorious, ustulate, adj.
an early type of match that was difficult to extinguish.
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