countable and uncountable; fires

fire (countable and uncountable; plural fires)

  1. (uncountable) A (usually self-sustaining) chemical reaction involving the bonding of oxygen with carbon or other fuel, with the production of heat and the presence of flame or smouldering.
  2. (countable) Something that has produced or is capable of producing this chemical reaction (such as a campfire or fireplace).
  3. (uncountable, alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
  4. (countable) The, often accidental, occurrence of fire in a certain place leading to its full or partial destruction.
    There was a fire at the school last night and the whole place burned down.
    During hot and dry summers many fires in forests are caused by regardlessly discarded cigarette butts.
  5. (countable) (UK) A heater or stove used in place of a real fire (such as an electric fire).


  • (set on fire): See set on fire.
  • (shoot): let off, shoot.
  • (terminate the employment of): sack, let go.
  • (shoot a weapon): open fire, shoot

4 letters in word "fire": E F I R.

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Words found within fire:

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