Übersetzung von “fire” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


nounfire /faɪər/
countable a pile of burning wood made to keep warm
feu masculine

We sat by the fire.
Nous étions assis près du feu.

Do you want to light the fire?
Voulez-vous allumer le feu ?
countable-uncountable flames caused when sth burns
incendie masculine

forest fires
des incendies de forêt
on fire
en feu

The house was on fire.
La maison était en feu.
set fire to
to cause to burn
mettre le feu à

She set fire to his clothing.
Elle a mis le feu à ses vêtements.
catch fire
to begin to burn
prendre feu

Be careful the bushes don't catch fire.
Prenez garde à ce que les buissons ne prennent pas feu.
uncountable shooting from guns
feu masculine

enemy fire
le feu ennemi
open fire
to start shooting
ouvrir le feu

Troops opened fire on the protesters.
Les troupes ont ouvert le feu sur les manifestants.
countable Brit an indoor electrical heating device
radiateur masculine

Turn on the fire.
Allume le radiateur.


verbfire /ˈfaɪər/
transitive-intransitive to shoot a weapon

to fire a gun
tirer un coup de fusil

He fired at her three times.
Il lui a tiré dessus à trois reprises.
transitive ≠hire; to dismiss from a job
licencier , renvoyer

We had to fire him for not following instructions.
Nous avons dû le renvoyer/licencier pour ne pas avoir suivi les instructions.

(Übersetzung von “fire” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /ˈfaiə/

anything that is burning, whether accidentally or not

a warm fire in the kitchen
Several houses were destroyed in a fire.

an apparatus for heating

a gas fire
an electric fire.

the heat and light produced by burning

Fire is one of man’s greatest discoveries.


The knights rode into battle with fire in their hearts.

attack by gunfire

(essuyer le) feu
The soldiers were under fire.
fire alarm

an apparatus (eg a bell) to give warning of a fire

avertisseur d’incendie
Everyone had to leave the building when the fire alarm rang.
firearm noun

any type of gun

arme à feu
In most countries you need a licence to keep firearms.
fire brigade noun

a company of firemen

Call the fire brigade!
firecracker noun

a kind of firework which makes a loud noise.

fire engine noun

a vehicle carrying firemen and their equipment.

pompe à incendie
fire escape noun

a means of escape from a building in case of fire, usually in the form of a metal staircase on the outside of the building

escalier de secours
Hotels should have fire escapes.
fire extinguisher noun

an apparatus (usually containing chemicals) for putting out fires

There must be fire-extinguishers in every room.
fireguard noun

a metal framework placed in front of a fireplace for safety.

fireman noun

a man whose job is to put out accidental fires or those caused deliberately as a criminal act.

fireplace noun

a space in a room (usually in a wall) with a chimney above, for a fire

a wide stone fireplace.
fireproof adjective

that is made so it cannot catch fire

a fireproof suit.
fireside noun

a place beside a fireplace

au coin du feu, chauffeuse
The old man slept by the fireside
(also adjective) a fireside chair.
fire-station noun

the building or buildings where fire-engines and other pieces of equipment used by firemen are kept.

caserne de pompiers
firewood noun

wood that is suitable for burning as fuel

bois de chauffage
I went into the garden to cut some firewood.
firework noun

a small exploding device giving off a colourful display of lights

feu d’artifice; grabuge
Rockets are my favourite fireworks
(also adjective) a firework display
If your sister finds out, there’ll be fireworks (= a display of anger)!
firing-squad noun

a group of soldiers with guns, to execute a prisoner

peloton d’exécution
He must face the firing-squad.
catch fire

to begin to burn

Dry wood catches fire easily.
on fire


en feu/flammes
The building is on fire!
open fire (usually with on)

to begin shooting at

ouvrir le feu (sur)
The enemy opened fire (on us).
play with fire

to do something dangerous or risky

jouer avec le feu
Putting all your money into that business is playing with fire!
set fire to (something) / set (something) on fire

to cause (something) to begin burning usually accidentally or deliberately as a criminal act

mettre le feu à
They set fire to the ambassador’s house
She accidentally set the house on fire.
under fire

being shot at

essuyer le feu
We have been under fire from the enemy all day.

being criticized or blamed

(vivement) critiqué
The government is under fire over its new tax proposals.



to make (someone) enthusiastic; to inspire

The story fired his imagination.

to operate (a gun etc) by discharging a bullet etc from it

faire feu
He fired his revolver three times.

to send out or discharge (a bullet etc) from a gun etc

He fired three bullets at the target.

(often with ator on) to aim and operate a gun at; to shoot at

tirer (sur)
They suddenly fired on us
She fired at the target.

to send away someone from his/her job; to dismiss

He was fired from his last job for being late.

(Übersetzung von “fire” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)