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'fire' - used as a noun
1. the event of something burning (often destructive)
they lost everything in the fire
2. the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries
3. 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
4. a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning
they sat by the fire and talked
5. intense adverse criticism
Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party
6. feelings of great warmth and intensity
7. once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
8. a severe trial
he went through fire and damnation

'fire' - used as a verb
9. start firing a weapon
10. cause to go off
fire a gun
fire a bullet
11. bake in a kiln so as to harden
fire pottery
12. terminate the employment of
The boss fired his secretary today
13. go off or discharge
The gun fired
14. drive out or away by or as if by fire
The soldiers were fired
Surrender fires the cold skepticism
15. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
16. destroy by fire
17. provide with fuel
Oil fires the furnace

derived forms
1. Fire / Plural
fires
2. Fire / Past
fired
3. Fire / Third Person
fires
4. Fire / Present Participle
firing
Variations of 'fire'
 
Antonym
  • hire
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    Annually, fires that occur at home kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined.