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Synonyms for fire

Synonyms for (noun) fire

Synonyms: fire, firing Definition: the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy Usage: hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes; they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

Similar words: onrush, onset, onslaught, attack Definition: (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons) Usage: the attack began at dawn

Synonyms: fire Definition: a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning Usage: they sat by the fire and talked

Similar words: fireplace, open fireplace, hearth Definition: an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built Usage: the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it; he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it; the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires

Synonyms: fire, flack, flak, attack, blast Definition: intense adverse criticism Usage: Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party; the government has come under attack; don't give me any flak

Similar words: criticism, unfavorable judgment Definition: disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings Usage: the senator received severe criticism from his opponent

Synonyms: fire Definition: the event of something burning (often destructive) Usage: they lost everything in the fire

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening Definition: an event that happens

Synonyms: fire Definition: a severe trial Usage: he went through fire and damnation

Similar words: visitation, trial, tribulation Definition: an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event Usage: his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him; life is full of tribulations; a visitation of the plague

Synonyms: ardor, ardour, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fervour, fire Definition: feelings of great warmth and intensity Usage: he spoke with great ardor

Similar words: passion, passionateness Definition: a strong feeling or emotion

Synonyms: fire, flame, flaming Definition: the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke Usage: fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries

Similar words: combustion, burning Definition: a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light

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

Similar words: fuel Definition: a substance that can be consumed to produce energy Usage: more fuel is needed during the winter months; they developed alternative fuels for aircraft

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

Similar words: element Definition: one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe Usage: the alchemists believed that there were four elements

Synonyms for (verb) fire

Synonyms: fire Definition: bake in a kiln so as to harden Usage: fire pottery

Similar words: bake Definition: cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven Usage: bake the potatoes

Synonyms: fire, burn, burn down Definition: destroy by fire Usage: They burned the house and his diaries

Similar words: ruin, destroy Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up

Synonyms: open fire, fire Definition: start firing a weapon

Similar words: blast, shoot Definition: fire a shot Usage: the gunman blasted away

Synonyms: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy

Similar words: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: fire Definition: drive out or away by or as if by fire Usage: The soldiers were fired; Surrender fires the cold skepticism

Similar words: turn back, chase away, run off, drive away, drive off, drive out, dispel Definition: force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings Usage: Drive away potential burglars; drive away bad thoughts; dispel doubts; The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers

Synonyms: fire, fuel Definition: provide with fuel Usage: Oil fires the furnace

Similar words: supply, render, provide, furnish Definition: give something useful or necessary to Usage: We provided the room with an electrical heater

Synonyms: can, dismiss, displace, send away, sack, terminate, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack Definition: terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position Usage: The boss fired his secretary today; The company terminated 25% of its workers

Similar words: remove Definition: remove from a position or an office