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1 fire

The event of something burning (often destructive).

Roget 574: vigor, power, force; boldness, raciness etc. adj.; intellectual, force; spirit, point, antithesis, piquance, piquancy; ... show more

Roget 171: energy, physical energy, force, power etc. 157; keenness etc. adj.; intensity, vigor, strength, elasticity; go; ... show more

Roget 388a: insulation, incombustible material, noncombustible material; fire retardant, flame retardant; fire wall, fire door.    incombustibility, incombustibleness etc. adj.. extincteur [Fr.]; fire annihilator; amianth, ... show more

Dutch: brand, ontbranding
Polish: watra

2 fire

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: firing.

Dutch: beschieting, bestoking, vuur
Polish: strzelanie, wystrzeliwanie, rąbanie, bicie, pukanie, tłuczenie, łupanie, wygarnianie, przygrzewanie, dogrzewanie ... show more

3 fire

The process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke:
— Fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries.

synonyms: flame, flaming.

Roget 382: heat, caloric; temperature, warmth, fervor, calidity; incalescence, incandescence; glow, flush; fever, hectic.    phlogiston; fire, ... show more

Roget 825: excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness etc. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability etc. (irascibility) 901; ... show more

Dutch: laai, vlam, vuur
Polish: ogień, płomienie

4 fire

A fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning.

Dutch: haardvuur

5 fire

Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles).

Dutch: vuur

6 fire

Feelings of great warmth and intensity.

synonyms: ardor, ardour, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fervour.

Roget 820: affections, affect; character, qualities, disposition, nature, spirit, tone; temper, temperament; diathesis, idiosyncrasy; cast of mind, cast of soul, ... show more

Polish: ognistość

7 fire

Fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking.

8 fire

A severe trial.

9 fire

Intense adverse criticism:
— Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party.

synonyms: attack, blast, flack, flak.

Roget 716: attack; assault, assault and battery; onset, onslaught, charge.    aggression, offense; incursion, inroad, invasion; irruption; outbreak; estrapade, ... show more

Dutch: afbrekende kritiek


1 fire

Start firing a weapon.

synonym: open fire.

2 fire

Cause to go off:
— Fire a gun.
— Fire a bullet.

synonym: discharge.

Roget 297: give exit, give vent to; let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out; dispatch, despatch; exhale, excern, excrete; embogue; secrete, ... show more

3 fire

Bake in a kiln so as to harden.

4 fire

Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position:
— The boss fired his secretary today.

synonyms: can, dismiss, displace, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate.

Roget 756: abrogate, annul, cancel; destroy etc. 162; abolish; revoke, repeal, rescind, reverse, retract, recall; abolitionize; ... show more

Dutch: ontslaan, wippen

5 fire

Go off or discharge:
— The gun fired.

synonyms: discharge, go off.

Dutch: afgaan

6 fire

Drive out or away by or as if by fire.

7 fire

Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses).

synonyms: arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, kindle, provoke, raise.

Roget 384: heat, warm, chafe, stive, foment; make hot etc. 382; sun oneself, sunbathe.    go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.    ... show more

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Dutch: ontlokken, bovenhalen, evoceren, evoqueren, oproepen, wekken

8 fire

Destroy by fire.

synonyms: burn, burn down.

Roget 825: be impatient etc. adj.; not be able to bear etc. 826; bear ill, wince, chafe, champ a bit; be in a stew etc. n.; be out of all patience, ... show more

Dutch: branden, verbranden

9 fire

Provide with fuel:
— Oil fires the furnace.

synonym: fuel.

10 fire

Generate an electrical impulse.

Dutch: bakken

11 fire

Become ignited:
— The furnace wouldn't fire.

synonym: flame up.

12 fire

Start or maintain a fire in:
— Fire the furnace.

synonyms: ignite, light.

Moby thesaurus: abandon, afflatus, afire, aflame, aggressiveness, agitate, aim at, air, air-dry, alight, anhydrate, animate, animating spirit, animation, animus, annoy, antiaircraft fire, ardency, ardent, ardor ... show more.

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