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Translation of "fire" - English-Spanish dictionary

fire

noun /ˈfaiə/
anything that is burning, whether accidentally or not fuego a warm fire in the kitchen Several houses were destroyed in a fire.
an apparatus for heating estufa a gas fire an electric fire.
the heat and light produced by burning fuego Fire is one of man’s greatest discoveries.
enthusiasm ardor, pasión The knights rode into battle with fire in their hearts.
attack by gunfire fuego The soldiers were under fire.
fire alarm noun
an apparatus (eg a bell) to give warning of a fire alarma de incendios Everyone had to leave the building when the fire alarm rang.
firearm noun
any type of gun arma de fuego In most countries you need a licence/license to keep firearms.
fire brigade noun
a company of firemen cuerpo de bomberos Call the fire brigade!
firecracker noun
a kind of firework which makes a loud noise. petardo
fire engine noun
a vehicle carrying firemen and their equipment. camión de bomberos
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 escalera/salida de incendios Hotels should have fire escapes.
fire extinguisher noun
an apparatus (usually containing chemicals) for putting out fires extintor There must be fire-extinguishers in every room.
firefighter noun
someone whose job is to make fires stop burning and to rescue people from other situations where they are in danger. bombero
fireguard noun
a metal framework placed in front of a fireplace for safety. alambrera, guardafuego
fireman noun ( plural firemen)
a man whose job is to put out accidental fires or those caused deliberately as a criminal act. bombero
fireplace noun
a space in a room (usually in a wall) with a chimney above, for a fire chimenea a wide stone fireplace.
fireproof adjective
that is made so it cannot catch fire incombustible a fireproof suit.
fire service noun
the organization that makes fires stop burning and rescues people who are in other dangerous situations. servici de control de incendios
fireside noun
a place beside a fireplace hogar 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. parque de bomberos
fire truck noun
(American ) a special vehicle which firefighters use to drive to a fire and to carry their equipment; fire engine(British) camión de bomberos
firewood noun
wood that is suitable for burning as fuel leña I went into the garden to cut some firewood.
firework noun
a small exploding device giving off a colourful display of lights fuegos artificiales 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 pelotón de ejecución He must face the firing-squad.
catch fire
to begin to burn incendiarse Dry wood catches fire easily.
on fire
burning en llamas The building is on fire!
open fire ( usually with on)
to begin shooting at abrir fuego The enemy opened fire (on us).
play with fire
to do something dangerous or risky jugar con fuego 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 prender fuego a They set fire to the ambassador’s house She accidentally set the house on fire.
under fire
being shot at atacado We have been under fire from the enemy all day.
being criticized or blamed (duramente) criticado The government is under fire over its new tax proposals.
(Definition of fire from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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