English dictionary definition of:



  • the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
  • a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning
  • intense adverse criticism
  • the event of something burning (often destructive)
  • a severe trial
  • feelings of great warmth and intensity
  • the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
  • fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking
  • once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)


  • bake in a kiln so as to harden
  • destroy by fire
  • cause to go off
  • go off or discharge
  • start firing a weapon
  • call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  • drive out or away by or as if by fire
  • provide with fuel
  • terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position


ardor American English spelling ardour British English spelling arouse attack blast burn can discharge dismiss displace elicit enkindle evoke fervency fervidness fervor American English spelling fervour British English spelling firing flack flak flame flaming fuel kindle provoke raise sack terminate

Spellzone course content

View spelling list i-e words - set 1 and learn about the word fire in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?.

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Scrabble score for fire

Scrabble score = 7

generated at 18:18:20 on 18-11-19

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