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Synonyms of fire

Noun


1. fire, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event

usage: the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"

2. fire, firing, attack, onslaught, onset, onrush

usage: 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. fire, flame, flaming, combustion, burning

usage: the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"

4. fire, fireplace, hearth, open fireplace

usage: a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning; "they sat by the fire and talked"

5. fire, element

usage: once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

6. ardor, ardour, fervor, fervour, fervency, fire, fervidness, passion, passionateness

usage: feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"

7. fire, fuel

usage: fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking; "put the kettle on the fire"; "barbecue over an open fire"

8. fire, trial, tribulation, visitation

usage: a severe trial; "he went through fire and damnation"

9. fire, attack, flak, flack, blast, criticism, unfavorable judgment

usage: intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"

Verb


1. open fire, fire, blast, shoot

usage: start firing a weapon

2. fire, discharge

usage: cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"

3. fire, bake

usage: bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery"

4. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate, remove

usage: terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

5. fire, discharge, go off

usage: go off or discharge; "The gun fired"

6. fire, chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off

usage: drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"

7. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke, make, create

usage: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

8. burn, fire, burn down, destroy, ruin

usage: destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"

9. fuel, fire, supply, provide, render, furnish

usage: provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace"

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