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  Definition of Fire
  1. the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
  2. a fireplace in which a fire is burning; "they sat by the fire and talked"
  3. intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don''t give me any flak"
  4. the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"
  5. a severe trial; "he went through fire and damnation"
  6. feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"
  7. the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors'' first discoveries"
  8. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  9. bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery"
  10. destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"
  11. cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"
  12. go off or discharge; "The gun fired"
  13. start firing a weapon
  14. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
  15. drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"
  16. provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace"
  17. terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
Similar Words: firing, attack, flak, flack, blast, ardor, ardour, fervor, fervour, fervency, fervidness, flame, flaming, burn, burn down, discharge, go off, open fire, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, raise, provoke, fuel, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate


Hyponyms: antiaircraft fire, barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling, broadside, fusillade, salvo, volley, burst, call fire, cover, covering fire, concentrated fire, massed fire, counterfire, counterpreparation fire, crossfire, destruction fire, direct fire, distributed fire, friendly fire, fratricide, hostile fire, grazing fire, harassing fire, indirect fire, interdiction fire, neutralization fire, observed fire, preparation fire, radar fire, registration fire, scheduled fire, searching fire, supporting fire, suppressive fire, unobserved fire, artillery fire, cannon fire, cookfire, bonfire, balefire, brush fire, campfire, conflagration, inferno, forest fire, grassfire, smoulder, smudge, zeal, blaze, blazing, flare, backfire, cremate, torch, scorch, pop, loose off, let fly, let drive, shoot, strike a chord, touch a chord, invite, ask for, draw, rekindle, infatuate, prick, inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up, stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir, anger, upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit, shame, hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite, overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake, interest, retire, pension off, clean out, furlough, lay off, squeeze out, dismiss, send packing, send away, drop


Grouped Verbs: burn, combust, incinerate


Derivational Morphology: open fire, discharge, go off, burn, burn down, attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault, flame, fuel, flaming, burn mark, firing, firing off, incitement, incitation, provocation, evocation, induction, elicitation, arousal, rousing, dismissal, dismission, liberation, release, sack, sacking


Anagrams: rife


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: bak and ontslaan and vuur   Albanian: zjarr  
Armenian: կրակ and հրդեհ and վառարան   Basque: su  
Bosnian: peć and vatra   Bulgarian: огън and печка and пожар and стрелям and уволнявам  
Catalan: foc and incendi   Croatian: peć and požar and vatra  
Danish: affyre and brand and fyre and ild and opvarme and ovn   Dutch: afvuren and bakken and brand and ontslaan and vuren and vuur  
Esperanto: brulego and fajro   Finnish: antaa potkut and liesi and polttaa and tuli and tulipalo and tulittaa  
French: cuire and feu and incendie and licencier and poêle and tirer   Frisian: brân and dien jaan and fjoer and sjitte  
Galician: lume   German: abfeuern and brennen and Feuer and feuern and Ofen  
Greek: φωτιά and θερμάστρα   Hindi: आग  
Hungarian: kályha and kirúg and tüzel and tűz   Icelandic: eldur and ofn  
Indonesian: api   Irish: tine  
Italian: fuoco and incendio and licenziare and sparare and stufa   Japanese: ストーブ and and 火事 and 発射 and  
Korean: and 큰불 and 화덕   Kurdish: agir  
Latin: focus and ignis and incendium   Latvian: degšana and uguns  
Malay: api and bahan and kebakaran   Malayalam: തീ  
Maltese: nar   Norwegian: avfyre and bål and brann and brenne and fyre and gi sparken and ild and ovn  
Novial: faire   Polish: ogień and piec and pożar and żar  
Portuguese: cozinhar and despedir and disparar and fogão and fogo and incêndio   Romanian: foc and sobă  
Russian: горение and обжигать and огонь and печь and пожар and стрелять and увольнять   Slovak: kachle and oheň  
Slovene: odpustiti and ogenj and peč and požar and ustreliti and žgati   Spanish: cocer and despedir and disparar and estufa and fuego and incendio  
Swahili: kupiga risasi and moto   Swedish: avfyra and brasa and bränna and eld and skjuta and sparka and spis  
Telugu: ఉద్యోగం నుండి తొలగించు and కాల్చు and మంట   Turkish: ateş and ocak  
Ukrainian: вогонь and піч   Vietnamese: hỏa and lửa and vụ  
Welsh: diswyddo and saethu and stof and tanio and tân  
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