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fires, plural;
  1. Discharge a gun or other weapon in order to explosively propel (a bullet or projectile)
    • - he fired a shot at the retreating prisoners
    • - they fired off a few rounds
  2. Discharge (a gun or other weapon)
    • - another gang fired a pistol
    • - troops fired on crowds
  3. (of a gun) Be discharged

  4. Direct (questions or statements, esp. unwelcome ones) toward someone in rapid succession
    • - they fired questions at me for what seemed like ages
  5. Send a message aggressively, esp. as one of a series
    • - he fired off a letter informing her that he regarded the matter with the utmost seriousness
  6. Dismiss (an employee) from a job
    • - having to fire men who've been with me for years
    • - you're fired!
  7. Supply (a furnace, engine, boiler, or power station) with fuel

  8. (of an internal combustion engine, or a cylinder in one) Undergo ignition of its fuel when started
    • - the engine fired and she pushed her foot down on the accelerator
  9. Set fire to
    • - I fired the straw
  10. Stimulate or excite (the imagination or an emotion)
    • - India fired my imagination
  11. Fill (someone) with enthusiasm
    • - in the locker room they were really fired up
  12. Show sudden anger
    • - If I were to hear anyone disparage you, I would fire up in a flash
  13. Bake or dry (pottery, bricks, etc.) in a kiln

  14. Start (an engine or other device)
    • - with a flick of his wrist he fired up the chainsaw
  1. Combustion or burning, in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and typically give out bright light, heat, and smoke
    • - his house was destroyed by fire
  2. One of the four elements in ancient and medieval philosophy and in astrology

  3. A destructive burning of something
    • - a fire at a hotel
  4. A collection of fuel, esp. wood or coal, burned in a controlled way to provide heat or a means for cooking
    • - our small kettle was kept constantly on the fire
  5. A burning sensation in the body
    • - the whiskey lit a fire in the back of his throat
  6. Fervent or passionate emotion or enthusiasm
    • - the fire of their religious conviction
  7. Luminosity; glow
    • - their soft smiles light the air like a star's fire
  8. The shooting of projectiles from weapons, esp. bullets from guns
    • - a burst of machine-gun fire
  9. Strong criticism or antagonism
    • - he directed his fire against policies promoting American capital flight

  1. open fire: start firing a weapon
  2. the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"
  3. cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"
  4. 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"
  5. bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery"
  6. the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
  7. Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products. Slower oxidative processes like rusting or digestion are not included by this definition.
  8. Fire!! was an African American literary magazine published in 1926 during the Harlem Renaissance. The publication was started by Wallace Thurman, Zora Neale Hurston, Aaron Douglas, John P. Davis, Richard Bruce Nugent, Gwendolyn Bennett, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes.
  9. Fire (फायर) is a 1996 film directed and written by Deepa Mehta, starring Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das. It is the first of Mehta's Elements trilogy. It is followed by Earth (1998) and Water (2005).
  10. Fire is a Pakistani Urdu-language film which stars Meera, Reema and Moammar Rana.
  11. "Fire" is the debut single by K-pop girl group 2NE1. Released in May, the song became a hit on various on- and offline charts.
  12. "Fire" is a 1968 song by Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane, Mike Finesilver and Peter Ker. Performed by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, it was released as a single and on the band's debut album, also called The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. The single made #1 in the UK (in August 1968) and Canada. ...
  13. A (usually self-sustaining) chemical reaction involving the bonding of oxygen with carbon or other fuel, with the production of heat and the presence of flame or smouldering; Something that has produced or is capable of producing this chemical reaction, such as a campfire; The often ...
  14. Fires in ordinary combustible materials such as wood, cloth, paper, rubber, and many plastics.
  15. Open fires are not permitted. Barbeques are allowed only if kept off the grass and provided appropriate safety precautions are taken.
  16. Combustion sufficient to produce a spark, flame, or glow and which is hostile (as opposed to friendly - i.e., not in the place where it is intended to be, such as in a furnace.)
  17. A combustion accompanied by a flame or glow, which escapes its normal confines to cause damage.
  18. Often a term used instead of "dispersion," it is the variety and intensity of rainbow colors seen when light is reflected from a diamond.
  19. As the Hebrews were a nomadic people their lifestyle is much the same as when we go camping and what camp is not complete without a fire. Not only is it used for camping but a place where family and friends get together to tell stories, play music and just relax after a long day.
  20. Slang for shooting a picture. Example: I pressed the shutter button to fire.
  21. Doubtless connected with what occurred at Pentecost, when cloven tongues of fire rested on each believer (Acts 2:3), the word fire has been used in a significant number of ways to describe revival. ...
  22. Because of the high incidence of fires in theatres during the candle and gas lighting eras, to speak of fire whilst in a theatre is generally considered unlucky.
  23. Represents light and heat which account for day, night, the seasons, energy, enthusiasm, passion and vigour.
  24. To make the opening bet of a round, following the same analogy by which chips are called "ammo". I called Ken's bet on fourth with a draw, but I bricked, and when he fired again I had to fold. or I think Randy suspected my earlier bet was a bluff, but when I fired a second shot he let it go.
  25. The rainbow or colors that light rays form as they move through a gemstone. This is another word for "dispersion".