Dictionary Results for fires


1. fire - noun

· the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event




2. fire - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): firing

Hypernym(s): attack, onslaught, onset, onrush




3. fire - noun

· the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"

Synonym(s): flame, flaming

Hypernym(s): combustion, burning




4. fire - noun

· a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning; "they sat by the fire and talked"

Hypernym(s): fireplace, hearth, open_fireplace




5. fire - noun

· once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

Hypernym(s): element




6. fire - noun

· feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"

Synonym(s): ardor, ardour, fervor, fervour, fervency, fervidness

Hypernym(s): passion, passionateness




7. fire - noun

· fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking; "put the kettle on the fire"; "barbecue over an open fire"

Hypernym(s): fuel




8. fire - noun

· a severe trial; "he went through fire and damnation"

Hypernym(s): trial, tribulation, visitation




9. fire - noun

· intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"

Synonym(s): attack, flak, flack, blast

Hypernym(s): criticism, unfavorable_judgment




10. fire - verb

· start firing a weapon

Synonym(s): open_fire

Hypernym(s): blast, shoot




11. fire - verb

· cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"

Synonym(s): discharge




12. fire - verb

· bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery"

Hypernym(s): bake




13. fire - verb

· terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

Synonym(s): displace, give_notice, can, dismiss, give_the_axe, send_away, sack, force_out, give_the_sack, terminate

Hypernym(s): remove

Antonym(s): hire




14. fire - verb

· go off or discharge; "The gun fired"

Synonym(s): discharge, go_off




15. fire - verb

· drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"

Hypernym(s): chase_away, drive_out, turn_back, drive_away, dispel, drive_off, run_off




16. fire - verb

· call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

Synonym(s): arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, raise, provoke

Hypernym(s): make, create




17. fire - verb

· destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"

Synonym(s): burn, burn_down

Hypernym(s): destroy, ruin




18. fire - verb

· provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace"

Synonym(s): fuel

Hypernym(s): supply, provide, render, furnish




19. fire - verb

· generate an electrical impulse; "the neurons fired fast"

Hypernym(s): generate




20. fire - verb

· become ignited; "The furnace wouldn't fire"

Synonym(s): flame_up




21. fire - verb

· start or maintain a fire in; "fire the furnace"

Synonym(s): light, ignite





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