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Definition of fire:

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


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