The definition of a firebrand is a piece of wood on fire, or a person who creates trouble.noun
- An example of a firebrand is a log that is ablaze.
- An example of a firebrand is a person who gets people excited about joining a cause or making a change.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a piece of burning wood
- a person who stirs up others to rebellion or strife
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A person who stirs up trouble or kindles a revolt.
- A piece of burning wood.