Definition Of fire


bake or dry (pottery, bricks, etc.) in a kiln.

The factory uses combined electricity and coal-fired kilns for firing the bricks.

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

discharge a gun or other weapon in order to explosively propel (a bullet or projectile).

he fired a shot at the retreating prisoners

dismiss (an employee) from a job.

having to fire men who've been with me for years

start (an engine or other device).

with a flick of his wrist he fired up the chainsaw

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Example Of fire

  • fire me over that pen

  • a fire sign

  • a burst of machine-gun fire

  • A burst of machinegun fire hit the ground in front of them so that they were sprayed by a shower of broken bullets and stones.

  • A chart that is strong in fire will be optimistic, energetic and, as the name implies, fiery.

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