Textual thesaurus for "fire"

(noun) firing

the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes; they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

(noun) flack, flak, attack, blast

intense adverse criticism

Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party; the government has come under attack; don't give me any flak

(noun) ardor, ardour, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fervour

feelings of great warmth and intensity

he spoke with great ardor

(noun) flame, flaming

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

fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries

(verb) burn, burn down

destroy by fire

They burned the house and his diaries

(verb) discharge

cause to go off

fire a gun; fire a bullet

(verb) discharge, go off

go off or discharge

The gun fired

(verb) open fire

start firing a weapon

(verb) kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, arouse, raise, provoke

call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy

(verb) fuel

provide with fuel

Oil fires the furnace

(verb) can, dismiss, displace, send away, sack, terminate, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack

terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

The boss fired his secretary today; The company terminated 25% of its workers