❤️️︎️️︎English Dictionary❤️️︎️️︎:fires meaning, fires definition, fires Slang, what does fires mean? fires Meaning Slang, ❤️️︎︎ fires meaning,slang,pronunciation,translation and example...

fires

  • En [ ˈfaɪəz]
  • Us [ ˈfaɪərz]
more

Definition of fires

    • 0 N-UNCOUNT

      Fire is the hot, bright flames produced by things that are burning.

      • They saw a big flash and a huge ball of fire reaching hundreds of feet into the sky...

      • Many students were trapped by smoke and fire on an upper floor.

    • 1 N-VAR

      Fire or a fire is an occurrence of uncontrolled burning which destroys buildings, forests, or other things.

      • 87 people died in a fire at the Happy Land Social Club...

      • A forest fire is sweeping across portions of north Maine this evening...

    • 2 N-COUNT

      A fire is a burning pile of wood, coal, or other fuel that you make, for example to use for heat, light, or cooking.

      • There was a fire in the grate...

      • After the killing, he calmly lit a fire to destroy evidence.

    • 3 N-COUNT

      A fire is a device that uses electricity or gas to give out heat and warm a room.

      • The gas fire was still alight...

      • She switched on one bar of the electric fire.

    • 4 VERB

      When a pot or clay object is fired, it is heated at a high temperature in a special oven, as part of the process of making it.

      • After the pot is dipped in this mixture, it is fired...

      • I have watched the potters mold, fire and paint their bowls, plates and vases with sacred designs.

    • 5 VERB

      When the engine of a motor vehicle fires, an electrical spark is produced which causes the fuel to burn and the engine to work.

      • The engine fired and we moved off.

    • 6 VERB

      If a machine is fired with a particular fuel, it operates by means of that fuel.

      • The engines were fired with coal and needed water to keep the steam up.

    • 7 VERB

      If you fire someone with enthusiasm, you make them feel very enthusiastic. If you fire someone's imagination, you make them feel interested and excited.

      • ...the potential to fire the imagination of an entire generation...

      • It was Allen who fired this rivalry with real passion...

    • 8 N-UNCOUNT

      You can use fire to refer in an approving way to someone's energy and enthusiasm.

      • I went to hear him speak and was very impressed. He seemed so full of fire...

      • His punishing schedule seemed to dim his fire at times.

    • 9 PHRASE

      If an object or substance catches fire, it starts burning.

      • My home catches fire and everything is destroyed...

      • The aircraft caught fire soon after take-off.

    • 10 PHRASE

      If a situation or event catches fire, it begins to be exciting and successful.

      • The play only really catches fire once Aschenbach falls in love.

    • 11 PHRASE

      If you fight fire with fire, you deal with people attacking or threatening you by using similar methods to the ones that they are using.

      • The only way they can deal with crime is to fight fire with fire.

    • 12 PHRASE

      If you say that someone has fire in their belly, you are expressing approval of them because they are energetic, enthusiastic, and have very strong feelings.

      • Rocco does not have the same fire in his belly as his father.

    • 13 PHRASE

      If something is on fire, it is burning and being damaged or destroyed by an uncontrolled fire.

      • The captain radioed that the ship was on fire.

    • 14 PHRASE

      If you say that someone is on fire, you mean they are very enthusiastic, excited, or passionate about something.

      • He was on fire with this marvelous sight.

    • 15 PHRASE

      If you say that someone is playing with fire, you mean that they are doing something dangerous that may result in great harm for them and cause many problems.

      • Schulte warned government and industrial leaders that those who even venture to think about mass layoffs are playing with fire.

    • 16 PHRASE

      If you set fire to something or if you set it on fire, you start it burning in order to damage or destroy it.

      • They set fire to vehicles outside that building...

      • Lightning set several buildings on fire.

    • 17 PHRASAL VERB

      If you fire up a machine, you switch it on.

      • Put on a helmet, fire up your engine and head out on the open road.

    • 18 PHRASAL VERB

      If you fire someone up, you make them feel very enthusiastic or motivated.

      • The president knows his task is to fire up the delegates.

    • 0 VERB

      If someone fires a gun or a bullet, or if they fire, a bullet is sent from a gun that they are using.

      • Seven people were wounded when soldiers fired rubber bullets to disperse crowds...

      • New guns firing high explosive shells were incorporated into the battlefield...

    • 1 N-UNCOUNT

      You can use fire to refer to the shots fired from a gun or guns.

      • His car was raked with fire from automatic weapons...

      • The two were reportedly killed in an exchange of fire during a police raid.

    • 2 VERB

      If you fire an arrow, you send it from a bow.

      • He fired an arrow into a clearing in the forest.

    • 3 VERB

      If you fire questions at someone, you ask them a lot of questions very quickly, one after another.

      • They were bombarded by more than 100 representatives firing questions on pollution.

    • 4 N-UNCOUNT

      You can use fire to refer to someone's strong criticisms of something.

      • He said they should turn their fire on the Conservative Party instead.

    • 5 PHRASE

      If you draw fire from someone, you cause them to shoot at you, for example because they think that you are threatening them.

      • Crowds elsewhere drew fire from troops.

    • 6 PHRASE

      If you draw fire for something that you have done, you cause people to criticize you or attack you because of it.

      • The council recently drew fire for its intervention in the dispute...

      • The campaign is drawing fire from anti-smoking advocates.

    • 7 PHRASE

      If you hang fire, you delay making a decision about something.

      • All I can suggest is that you just hang fire and wait a minute or two and try again...

      • Last week, banks and building societies were hanging fire on interest rates.

    • 8 PHRASE

      If someone holds their fire or holds fire, they stop shooting or they wait before they start shooting.

      • Devereux ordered his men to hold their fire until the ships got closer.

    • 9 PHRASE

      If you hold fire in a situation, you delay before taking action.

      • Observers reckon the Bank of England will hold fire until nearer the Budget.

    • 10 PHRASE

      If you are in the line of fire, you are in a position where someone is aiming their gun at you. If you move into their line of fire, you move into a position between them and the thing they were aiming at.

      • He cheerfully blows away any bad guy stupid enough to get in his line of fire...

      • The man and his son had been pushed into the line of fire by their captors.

    • 11 PHRASE

      If you open fire on someone, you start shooting at them.

      • Then without warning, the troops opened fire on the crowd.

    • 12 PHRASE

      If you return fire or you return someone's fire, you shoot back at someone who has shot at you.

      • The soldiers returned fire after being attacked.

    • 13 PHRASE

      If you come under fire or are under fire, someone starts shooting at you.

      • The Belgians fell back as the infantry came under fire.

      • ...sending aid to cities which have been under fire for weeks now.

    • 14 PHRASE

      If you come under fire from someone or are under fire, they criticize you strongly.

      • The president's plan first came under fire from critics who said he hadn't included enough spending cuts.

    • 15 PHRASAL VERB

      If someone wants to say or ask something, you can say 'fire away' as a way of showing that you are ready for them to speak.

      • 'May I ask you something?' — 'Sure. Fire away.'

    • 16 PHRASAL VERB

      If you fire off a shot, you send a bullet or other missile from a gun.

      • A gunman fired off a volley of shots into the air...

      • Cecil now began to panic and fired off two distress rockets.

    • 17 PHRASAL VERB

      If you fire off a letter, question, or remark, you send or say it very quickly, often as part of a series.

      • He immediately fired off an angry letter to his ministry colleagues...

      • Ordinary officers fired off a string of angry demands to the government, to improve their pay, status, and conditions.

    • 0 VERB

      If an employer fires you, they dismiss you from your job.

      • If he hadn't been so good at the rest of his job, I probably would have fired him...

      • She was sent a box of chocolates along with a letter saying she was fired.

Meaning of fires

There is relatively little information about fires, maybe you can watch a bilingual story to relax your mood, I wish you a happy day!

Bilingual Reading Of The Day

  • A woman walks into a pet shop and sees a cute little dog. She asks the shopkeeper, "Does your dog bite?"
  • The shopkeeper says, "No, my dog does not bit."
  • The woman tries to pet the dog and the dog bites her.
  • "Ouch!" She says, "I thought you said your dog does not bite!"
  • The shopkeeper replies, "That is not my dog!"
  • More

Browse By Letter