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Meaning of fire

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  fire
      n 1: the event of something burning (often destructive); "they
           lost everything in the fire"
      2: 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" [syn: {fire},
         {firing}]
      3: the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing
         heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our
         ancestors' first discoveries" [syn: {fire}, {flame},
         {flaming}]
      4: a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning;
         "they sat by the fire and talked"
      5: once thought to be one of four elements composing the
         universe (Empedocles)
      6: feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great
         ardor" [syn: {ardor}, {ardour}, {fervor}, {fervour},
         {fervency}, {fire}, {fervidness}]
      7: fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking; "put
         the kettle on the fire"; "barbecue over an open fire"
      8: a severe trial; "he went through fire and damnation"
      9: intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the
         Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack";
         "don't give me any flak" [syn: {fire}, {attack}, {flak},
         {flack}, {blast}]
      v 1: start firing a weapon [syn: {open fire}, {fire}]
      2: cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet" [syn: {fire},
         {discharge}]
      3: bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery"
      4: terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or
         position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company
         terminated 25% of its workers" [syn: {displace}, {fire},
         {give notice}, {can}, {dismiss}, {give the axe}, {send away},
         {sack}, {force out}, {give the sack}, {terminate}] [ant:
         {employ}, {engage}, {hire}]
      5: go off or discharge; "The gun fired" [syn: {fire},
         {discharge}, {go off}]
      6: drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were
         fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"
      7: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse
         pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: {arouse},
         {elicit}, {enkindle}, {kindle}, {evoke}, {fire}, {raise},
         {provoke}]
      8: destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"
         [syn: {burn}, {fire}, {burn down}]
      9: provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace" [syn: {fuel},
         {fire}]


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