Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fire

9 senses of fire

Sense 1
fire -- (the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 2
fire, 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")
       => attack, onslaught, onset, onrush -- ((military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn")

Sense 3
fire, flame, flaming -- (the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries")
       => combustion, burning -- (a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light)

Sense 4
fire -- (a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning; "they sat by the fire and talked")
       => fireplace, hearth, open fireplace -- (an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built; "the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it"; "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"; "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires")

Sense 5
fire -- (once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles))
       => element -- (one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe; "the alchemists believed that there were four elements")

Sense 6
ardor, ardour, fervor, fervour, fervency, fire, fervidness -- (feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor")
       => passion, passionateness -- (a strong feeling or emotion)

Sense 7
fire -- (fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking; "put the kettle on the fire"; "barbecue over an open fire")
       => fuel -- (a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft")

Sense 8
fire -- (a severe trial; "he went through fire and damnation")
       => trial, tribulation, visitation -- (an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event; "his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague")

Sense 9
fire, attack, flak, flack, blast -- (intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak")
       => criticism, unfavorable judgment -- (disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent")

Antonyms of verb fire

1 of 9 senses of fire

Sense 4
displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate -- (terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers")
       Antonym of hire (Sense 1)
      => hire, engage, employ -- (engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fire

9 senses of fire

Sense 1
open fire, fire -- (start firing a weapon)
       => blast, shoot -- (fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away")

Sense 2
fire, discharge -- (cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet")

Sense 3
fire -- (bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery")
       => bake -- (cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; "bake the potatoes")

Sense 4
displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate -- (terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers")
       => remove -- (remove from a position or an office)

Sense 5
fire, discharge, go off -- (go off or discharge; "The gun fired")

Sense 6
fire -- (drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism")
       => chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off -- (force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers")

Sense 7
arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 8
burn, fire, burn down -- (destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

Sense 9
fuel, fire -- (provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

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