fire noun Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
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fire

noun
 
 
/faɪər/
FLAME [U] A2 heat, light, and flames that are produced when something burnsFire and flameFire service
catch fire B1 to start burning: The car crashed and caught fire.Starting fires
on fire B1 burning: That house is on fire.Burning, burnt and on fire
set fire to sth; set sth on fire to make something start burning, usually to cause damage: Enemy troops set fire to the village.Starting fires
EVENT [C] an event when something burns in a way that causes damage and cannot be controlled: Three people were killed in the fire. It took the firefighters two hours to put the fire out (= stop it burning).Fire and flameFire service
NATURAL HEAT [C] B1 a pile of wood, coal, etc that is burning to produce heat: We sat by the fire. They put up the tents and lit a fire.Fire and flameFire serviceHeaters and burners
an electric/gas fire UK a piece of equipment that uses electricity/gas to heat a roomFire and flameFire serviceHeaters and burners
SHOOTING [U] the shooting of guns and other weapons: The soldiers opened fire (= started shooting).Guns
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