Meaning of “arson” in the English Dictionary

"arson" in English

See all translations

arsonnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɑː.sən/ us /ˈɑːr.sən/ UK also fire-raising
noun [ C ] uk /ˈɑː.sən.ɪst/ us /ˈɑːr.sən.ɪst/ UK also fire-raiser

Police are blaming arsonists for the spate of fires in the Greenfields housing estate.

(Definition of “arson” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arson" in American English

See all translations

arsonnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈɑr·sən/

the crime of intentionally starting a fire in order to damage or destroy something, esp. a building

noun [ C ] us /ˈɑr·sə·nəst/

He was a convicted arsonist.

(Definition of “arson” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)