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Fire Adjective Synonyms
feeling, passion, ardor, ardency, fervor, fervency, intensity, vigor, spirit, energy, vim, vivacity, sparkle, animation, liveliness, verve, pep, dash, vitality, eagerness, enthusiasm, fever, feverishness
I have never seen the role of Carmen performed with such fire.

Fire Noun Synonyms
discharge, shoot, let go (with), launch, propel, throw, catapult, hurl
He fired the missile towards the enemy.

firing, fusillade, volley, barrage, bombardment, salvo, cannonade, shelling, broadside, flak
The fire from the guns shook the house.

a set fire to, set afire, set on fire, ignite, set alight, kindle, spark (off), put to the torch, burn, torch
Arsonists fired our headquarters last night.

flame(s), blaze, conflagration, holocaust, inferno
We gathered round the roaring fire.

Fire Verb Synonyms
discharge, dismiss, oust, let go, cashier, give (someone) notice, make or declare redundant, ask for or get (someone's) cards, give (someone) a pink slip, bounce, give (someone) the bounce, axe, give (someone) the axe
They fired me last month and I can't find work.

detonate, set off, ignite, set fire to, light, let off
It is against the law to fire any explosives in this area.

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Fire Stop

Business / Construction / Fire Stop: A solid, tight closure of a concealed space, placed to prevent the spread of fire and smoke through such a space. In a frame wall, this will usually consist of 2 by 4 cross blocking between studs. Wor MORE

Fire Rating

Business / Real Estate / Fire Rating: A rating of the length of time it takes a fire to penetrate a barrier. Designates the ability of a material to contain a fire in a carefully controlled test setting for a specified period of time. A m MORE

Fire Block

Business / Construction / Fire Block: Short horizontal members sometimes nailed between studs, usually about halfway up a wall. See also 'Fire stop'. MORE

Fire Signs

Science / Astrology / Fire Signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, signs which belong to the fire triplicity, associated with the element, fire. Fire signs symbolize fiery characteristics (ardor, spirit, spontaneity). MORE


Technology / Cell Phones / FireWire: Originally developed by Apple, this is an increasingly popular and very fast external bus for transferring data between devices; also known as IEEE 1394 for the name of the standard it engendered. MORE


Technology / Aviation / Firewall: A fire-resistant bulkhead that isolates the engine from other parts of an airplane's structure. MORE