fire

  1. the event of something burning (often destructive)
  2. the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
  3. intense adverse criticism
  4. feelings of great warmth and intensity
  5. (archaic) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  6. a severe trial

Fire

Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products. Slower oxidative processes like rusting or digestion are not included by this definition. The flame is the visible portion of the fire. If hot enough, the gases may become ionized to produce plasma. Depe...
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fire

(from the article `military technology`) Fortifications in antiquity were designed primarily to defeat attempts at escalade, though cover was provided for archers and javelin throwers along ... ...stronger, designers came to appreciate the advantages of bastions with polygonal shapes, which eliminated the dead space at the foot of circu...
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fire

[n] - (archaic) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) 2. [n] - the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke 3. [n] - a severe trial 4. [n] - the event of something burning (often destructive) 5. [n] - intense adverse criticism 6. [n] - ...
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Fire

• (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. • (n.) Anything which destroys or affects like fire. • (v. t.) To light up as if by fire; to illuminate. • (n.) Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral enthusiasm; capacity for...
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fire

verb go off or discharge; `The gun fired`
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fire

attack noun intense adverse criticism; `Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party`; `the government has come under attack`; `don`t give me any flak`
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Fire

[artscene group] Fire, later known as Fire Graphics, was an underground computer artscene group that released ANSI, ASCII, and high resolution artwork from 1994 to 1998. Fire released its members` artwork in monthly artpacks. ...
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Fire

[classical element] Fire has been an important part of all cultures and religions from pre-history to modern day and was vital to the development of civilization. It has been regarded in many different contexts throughout history, but especially as a metaphysical constant of the world. ==Greek and Roman tradition== Fire is one of the four c...
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Fire

[comic] Richard Scholz, own photo, January 11, 2007 ...
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Fire

[Ferry Corsten song] `Fire` by Ferry Corsten is a trance song that was released as a single in 2005, as well as appearing on Ferry Corsten`s 2006 album L.E.F. It features vocals by Simon Le Bon (of the popular 80`s band Duran Duran) from the 1990 song `Serious` by Duran Duran, which were re-recorded by Le Bon instead of sampling from the or...
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Fire

[instant messaging client] Fire is an instant messaging client for Mac OS X (previously for OPENSTEP), that can access IRC, XMPP, AIM, ICQ, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Bonjour. All services are built on GPL’d libraries, including firetalk, libfaim, libicq2000, libmsn, XMPP, and libyahoo2. Fire supports OS X v10.1 and higher. The latest version...
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Fire

[Krystal Meyers song] `Fire` is the 3rd single off the album `Krystal Meyers`, by Krystal Meyers. Fire peaked at No. 9 on the Christian Rock Charts. ==About `Fire`== `Fire` is `about being on fire for God.` It was composed by Krystal Meyers, Andrew Bojanic, Ian Eskelin, Elizabeth (Liz) Hooper and appeas on: `Krystal Meyers`, self-titled alb...
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Fire

[Lacuna Coil song] `Fire` is a song from Lacuna Coil`s sixth studio album Dark Adrenaline. ==Critical reception== `Fire` was met with generally mixed reviews and was met with criticism due to its pop tones. Rockstar Weekly stated that `Fire` it`s `more radio friendly than anything`. Loud Wire said that `has a hip-shaking drum beat has a tin...
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Fire

[Michelle Williams song] `Fire` is a song recorded by American recording artist Michelle Williams. It serves as the second single from her fourth album Journey to Freedom. ==Critical reception== Fire received positive reviews from critics. Mike Wass of Idolator said `the slick club-banger pulses with staccato beats and intricate hooks — a...
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Fire

[musical] Fire is a 1985 Dora Award winning musical by Paul Ledoux and David Young. The musical is based loosely on the story of Jerry Lee Lewis and his cousin Jimmy Swaggart and the divergent paths their lives took. The musical follows the lives of the character `Cale Blackwell`, based on real-life story of Jerry Lee Lewis and his brother ...
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Fire

[Ohio Players song] `Fire` is a hit song by R&B/funk band The Ohio Players. The song was the opening track from the album of the same name and hit #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 (where it was succeeded by Linda Ronstadt`s `You`re No Good`) and the Hot Soul Singles chart in early 1975. It spent five weeks atop the soul chart. `Fire` was th...
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Fire

[Scotland] The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 is an Act of the Scottish Parliament made to `make provision about fire and rescue authorities and joint fire and rescue boards; to restate and amend the law in relation to fire services; to make provision in relation to the functions of such authorities and boards in connection with certain events an...
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Fire

[Shinee song] Fire is the seventh Japanese single by South Korean boy group Shinee. The single was released on March 13, 2013 as their last release under EMI Music Japan. On April 4, 2013 EMI revealed that `Fire` will be the ending song for the channel TBS TV show, `Matsuko no shiranai sekai (The world that is unknown to Matsuko)`, starting...
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Fire

Fire (fīr) noun [ Middle English fir , fyr , fur Anglo-Saxon fȳr ; akin to Dutch vuur , Old Saxon & Old High German fiur , German feuer , Icelandic fȳri , fūrr , Greek py^r , and perhaps to Latin ...
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Fire

Fire intransitive verb 1. To take fire; to be kindled; to kindle. 2. To be irritated or inflamed with passion. 3. To discharge artillery or firearms; as, they fired on the town. To fire up , to grow irritated or angry. 'He . . . fired up , and...
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Fire

Fire transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fired ; present participle & verbal noun Fring .] 1. To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile. 2. To subject to intense h...
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fire

1. The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies; combustion; state of ignition. ... The form of fire exhibited in the combustion of gases in an ascending stream or current is called flame. Anciently, fire, air, earth, and water were regarded as the four elements of which all things are composed. ... 2. Fuel in a state of combustion, ...
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Fire

A burst of acceleration by a horse in a race. Example: 'The horse did fire (or didn't fire) when asked'.
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Fire

A diamonds fire, also called refraction or dispersion - is the coloured light that is reflected from within. When white light enters the stone, it is broken down into all the colours of the rainbow, because the diamond acts like a prism. Only a diamond with perfect proportions can have good fire.
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