Meaning of fire

Definition of fire

(noun) the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the 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"
the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning; "they sat by the fire and talked"
once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"
fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking; "put the kettle on the fire"; "barbecue over an open fire"
a severe trial; "he went through fire and damnation"
intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
(verb) start firing a weapon
cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"
bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery"
terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
go off or discharge; "The gun fired"
drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"
provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace"
generate an electrical impulse; "the neurons fired fast"
become ignited; "The furnace wouldn't fire"
start or maintain a fire in; "fire the furnace"

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