Synonyms for fire

Synonyms for (noun) fire

Synonyms: fire, firing

Definition: the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

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

Similar words: onrush, onset, onslaught, attack

Definition: (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

Usage: the attack began at dawn


Synonyms: fire

Definition: a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning

Usage: they sat by the fire and talked

Similar words: fireplace, open fireplace, hearth

Definition: an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built

Usage: 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


Synonyms: fire, flack, flak, attack, blast

Definition: intense adverse criticism

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

Similar words: criticism, unfavorable judgment

Definition: disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings

Usage: the senator received severe criticism from his opponent


Synonyms: fire

Definition: the event of something burning (often destructive)

Usage: they lost everything in the fire

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: fire

Definition: a severe trial

Usage: he went through fire and damnation

Similar words: visitation, trial, tribulation

Definition: an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

Usage: his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him; life is full of tribulations; a visitation of the plague


Synonyms: ardor, ardour, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fervour, fire

Definition: feelings of great warmth and intensity

Usage: he spoke with great ardor

Similar words: passion, passionateness

Definition: a strong feeling or emotion


Synonyms: fire, flame, flaming

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

Usage: fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries

Similar words: combustion, burning

Definition: a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light


Synonyms: fire

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

Usage: put the kettle on the fire; barbecue over an open fire

Similar words: fuel

Definition: a substance that can be consumed to produce energy

Usage: more fuel is needed during the winter months; they developed alternative fuels for aircraft


Synonyms: fire

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

Similar words: element

Definition: one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe

Usage: the alchemists believed that there were four elements

Synonyms for (verb) fire

Synonyms: fire

Definition: bake in a kiln so as to harden

Usage: fire pottery

Similar words: bake

Definition: cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven

Usage: bake the potatoes


Synonyms: fire, burn, burn down

Definition: destroy by fire

Usage: They burned the house and his diaries

Similar words: ruin, destroy

Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably

Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up


Synonyms: open fire, fire

Definition: start firing a weapon

Similar words: blast, shoot

Definition: fire a shot

Usage: the gunman blasted away


Synonyms: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: fire

Definition: drive out or away by or as if by fire

Usage: The soldiers were fired; Surrender fires the cold skepticism

Similar words: turn back, chase away, run off, drive away, drive off, drive out, dispel

Definition: force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

Usage: Drive away potential burglars; drive away bad thoughts; dispel doubts; The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers


Synonyms: fire, fuel

Definition: provide with fuel

Usage: Oil fires the furnace

Similar words: supply, render, provide, furnish

Definition: give something useful or necessary to

Usage: We provided the room with an electrical heater


Synonyms: can, dismiss, displace, send away, sack, terminate, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack

Definition: terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

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

Similar words: remove

Definition: remove from a position or an office