Firebrand meaning

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The definition of a firebrand is a piece of wood on fire, or a person who creates trouble.

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.

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A person who stirs up others to rebellion or strife.
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A person who stirs up trouble or kindles a revolt.
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A piece of burning wood.
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A piece of burning wood.
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An argumentative troublemaker or revolutionary; one who agitates against the current situation.

The member of the college's Communist League was a firebrand who would launch a sit-in or protest march at a moment's notice.

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A torch or other burning stick with a flame at one end.

The crowd cheered as a firebrand was tossed on the huge pile of wood to start the traditional homecoming bonfire.

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Origin of firebrand

  • From Middle English fyrebrand, fürbrond, equivalent to fire +‎ brand. Cognate with German Feuerbrand (“firebrand”).

    From Wiktionary