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fire

 
Noun fire has 8 senses
  1. fire - the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"
    --1 is a kind of
    happening, occurrence, natural event
    --1 has particulars:
     bonfire, balefire; brush fire; campfire; conflagration, inferno; forest fire; grassfire; smoulder; smudge
    Derived form: verb fire8
  2. fire, flame, flaming - the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
    --2 is a kind of combustion, burning
    --2 has particulars: blaze, blazing; flare
    Derived forms: verb fire9, verb fire8, verb fire3
  3. fire, firing - 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"
    --3 is a kind of attack, onslaught, onset, onrush
    --3 has particulars:
     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
    Derived forms: verb fire5, verb fire2, verb fire1
  4. fire - a fireplace in which a fire is burning; "they sat by the fire and talked"
    --4 is a kind of
    fireplace, hearth, open fireplace
    --4 has particulars: cookfire
    Derived form: verb fire8
  5. fire, attack, flak, flack, blast - intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
    --5 is a kind of criticism, unfavorable judgment
  6. ardor, ardour, fervor, fervour, fervency, fire, fervidness - feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"
    --6 is a kind of passion, passionateness
    --6 has particulars: zeal
  7. fire - once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
    --7 is a kind of
    element
  8. fire - a severe trial; "he went through fire and damnation"
    --8 is a kind of
    trial, tribulation, visitation
Verb fire has 9 senses
  1. open fire, fire - start firing a weapon
    --1 is one way to shoot
    Derived forms: noun fire3, noun firing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. fire, discharge - cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"
    Derived forms: noun fire3, noun firing2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. fire - bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery"
    --3 is one way to
    bake
    Derived form: noun fire2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate - terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
    --4 is one way to remove
    Antonyms: hire, engage, employ
    Derived form: noun firing4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  5. fire, discharge, go off - go off or discharge; "The gun fired"
    Derived form: noun fire3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  6. fire - drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"
    --6 is one way to
    chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  7. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
    --7 is one way to make, create
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. burn, fire, burn down - destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"
    --8 is one way to destroy, ruin
    Derived forms: noun fire4, noun fire2, noun fire1
    Sample sentence:
    They fire the trees
  9. fuel, fire - provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace"
    --9 is one way to supply, provide, render, furnish
    Derived form: noun fire2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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