1) n. - The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies; combustion; state of ignition.
2) n. - Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a stove or a furnace.
3) n. - The burning of a house or town; a conflagration.
4) n. - Anything which destroys or affects like fire.
5) n. - Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth; consuming violence of temper.
6) n. - Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral enthusiasm; capacity for ardor and zeal.
7) n. - Splendor; brilliancy; luster; hence, a star.
8) n. - Torture by burning; severe trial or affliction.
9) n. - The discharge of firearms; firing; as, the troops were exposed to a heavy fire.
10) v. t. - To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile.
11) v. t. - To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln; as, to fire pottery.
12) v. t. - To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge.
13) v. t. - To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the genius of a young man.
14) v. t. - To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler.
15) v. t. - To light up as if by fire; to illuminate.
16) v. t. - To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge; as, to fire a musket or cannon; to fire cannon balls, rockets, etc.
17) v. t. - To drive by fire.
18) v. t. - To cauterize.
19) v. i. - To take fire; to be kindled; to kindle.
20) v. i. - To be irritated or inflamed with passion.
21) v. i. - To discharge artillery or firearms; as, they fired on the town.
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