fire

All Noun Verb
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  • I sat in front of the sitting-room fire and tried not to think. Cited from Red Hair, by Elinor Glyn
  • They did this in the face of heavy enemy anti-aircraft fire.
  • The site remained in operation for several years following the fire.
  • Performance based design takes into account the potential conditions during a fire.
  • Their range provided valuable long-range fire support for the army throughout the war.
  • An hour had hardly passed before distant anti-aircraft fire broke out again. Cited from Combed Out, by Fritz August Voigt [AKA: F.A.V.]
  • Only two horses had been struck by their long-range fire. Cited from Under Fire, by Charles King
  • So the old couple sat alone before the sitting-room fire. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 8, No. 50, December, 1861, by Various
  • The operation continued, but it was not long before anti-aircraft fire broke out once more. Cited from Combed Out, by Fritz August Voigt [AKA: F.A.V.]
  • Again he was subject to heavy enemy anti-aircraft fire.
  • Three of the aircraft were lost to anti-aircraft fire.
  • The post-battle analysis of anti-aircraft fire was also noted.
  • He thought it had been hit by anti-aircraft fire, but none was active in the area.
  • They had however been killed in the cross-fire.
  • Children used the water drawn by the women to put out the fires.
  • His lights drew heavy anti-aircraft fire, and he was shot down.
  • Within a very short time the fires on the ship were out of control.
  • Then a fire passes the mountain, but God is not in the fire.
  • The cause of his death is unknown, but possibly shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire.
  • Fire cover is provided by the island fire service.
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Meaning of fire

  • noun The event of something burning (often destructive)
    they lost everything in the fire
  • noun 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
  • noun The process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
    fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries
  • noun A fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning
    they sat by the fire and talked
  • noun Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (empedocles)
  • noun Fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking
    put the kettle on the fire, barbecue over an open fire
  • noun A severe trial
    he went through fire and damnation
  • noun Intense adverse criticism
    Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party, the government has come under attack, don't give me any flak
  • verb Cause to go off
    fire a gun, fire a bullet
  • verb Bake in a kiln so as to harden
    fire pottery
  • verb Go off or discharge
    The gun fired
  • verb Drive out or away by or as if by fire
    The soldiers were fired, Surrender fires the cold skepticism