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Definition of Fire


  1. The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies; combustion; state of ignition.
  2. Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a stove or a furnace.
  3. The burning of a house or town; a conflagration.
  4. Anything which destroys or affects like fire.
  5. Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth; consuming violence of temper.
  6. Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral enthusiasm; capacity for ardor and zeal.
  7. Splendor; brilliancy; luster; hence, a star.
  8. Torture by burning; severe trial or affliction.
  9. The discharge of firearms; firing; as, the troops were exposed to a heavy fire.
  10. To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile.
  11. To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln; as, to fire pottery.
  12. To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge.
  13. To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the genius of a young man.
  14. To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler.
  15. To light up as if by fire; to illuminate.
  16. To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge; as, to fire a musket or cannon; to fire cannon balls, rockets, etc.
  17. To drive by fire.
  18. To cauterize.
  19. To take fire; to be kindled; to kindle.
  20. To be irritated or inflamed with passion.
  21. To discharge artillery or firearms; as, they fired on the town.

Fire Quotations

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
Ann Landers

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. - William Butler Yeats
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats

Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.
William Shakespeare

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Sam Walton
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Fire Translations

fire in Afrikaans is brand, vuur, ontslaan
fire in Danish is skyde, afskedige, ild
fire in Dutch is ontzetten, royeren, ontslaan
fire in Finnish is tuli
fire in French is larguer, feu, incendiaire, ficher, incendie, tirer
fire in Italian is buttare fuori, fuoco, incendio, sparare
fire in Latin is flamma, ignis
fire in Portuguese is fogo
fire in Spanish is disparar, incendio, fuego
fire in Swedish is eld, skjuta, brand, brasa
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