Noun Definition


1.Definition: a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning

"They sat by the fire and talked"

Category: Objects

2.Definition: a severe trial

"He went through fire and damnation"

Category: General

3.Definition: feelings of great warmth and intensity

Related Noun(s):ardor, ardour, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fervour

Category: Feelings

4.Definition: fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking

"Put the kettle on the fire", "Barbecue over an open fire"

Category: General

5.Definition: intense adverse criticism

"Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party", "The government has come under attack", "Don't give me any flak"

Related Noun(s):attack, blast, flack, flak

Category: General

6.Definition: once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

Category: General

7.Definition: 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"

Category: General

8.Definition: the event of something burning (often destructive)

"They lost everything in the fire"

Category: General

9.Definition: the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

"Fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"

Related Noun(s):flame, flaming

Category: General