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Synonyms for fire

Synonyms for fire

the visible signs of combustion

powerful, intense emotion

passionate devotion to or interest in a cause or subject, for example

exceptional brightness and clarity, as of a cut and polished stone

liveliness and vivacity of imagination

to cause to burn or undergo combustion

to arouse the emotions of; make ardent

to discharge a gun or firearm


to release or cause to release energy suddenly and violently, especially with a loud noise

to launch with great force

to send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm

Synonyms for fire

the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning

once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

feelings of great warmth and intensity

fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking

Related Words

a severe trial

intense adverse criticism

start firing a weapon


Related Words

bake in a kiln so as to harden

go off or discharge

drive out or away by or as if by fire

provide with fuel


References in classic literature ?
No sooner did the men about the fire hear the tread of the major's horse than a hoarse cry, the cry of famine, arose,--
I sometimes left a good fire when I went to take a walk in a winter afternoon; and when I returned, three or four hours afterward, it would be still alive and glowing.
The man who had been watching this fire, and whose task was ended for the present, gladly withdrew, and left them with their friend, who, spreading Nell's little cloak upon a heap of ashes, and showing her where she could hang her outer-clothes to dry, signed to her and the old man to lie down and sleep.
One thing was manifest to both of us, and that was, that until relief came, neither of us could relinquish the fire.
They tell me, Mopo, that those within thy gates grew mad at the sight of the fire, and dreaming there was no escape, that they stabbed themselves with assegais or leaped into the flames.
The survivors would soon be back where they had left their muskets, and at any moment the fire might recommence.
This had received the brunt of our fire and seemed to be entirely unmanned, as not a moving figure was visible upon her decks.
I determined to build a fire and encamp where we were.
I ex- pected at least to see smoke or fire, or some such evidence of its work.
The material for raising fire should always be kept in readiness.
He was obliged to turn the other's head so that the full flush of the fire light would beam upon it.
So, through long halls of many-colored fire, they led her to a Spirit fairer than the rest, whose crown of flames waved to and fro like golden plumes, while, underneath her violet robe, the light within her breast glowed bright and strong.
The sight of such an implement collected all the idle spectators to the spot, who, being mostly boys, filled the air with cries of exultation and delight The gun was pointed high, and Richard, holding a coal of fire in a pair of tongs, patiently took his seat on a stump, awaiting the appearance of a flock worthy of his notice.
D'Artagnan looked at them with much uneasiness; it was evident that these men who were making such a fire for no apparent purpose had some strange intentions.
But Adam did not need it, Nor the plough he would not speed it, Singing:--"Earth and Water, Air and Fire, What more can mortal man desire?