Meaning of “fire” - Learner’s Dictionary

fire

noun uk us /faɪər/
FLAME [ U ]

A2 heat, light, and flames that are produced when something burns

catch fire

B1 to start burning:

The car crashed and caught fire.
on fire

B1 burning:

That house is 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.
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).
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.
an electric/gas fire UK

a piece of equipment that uses electricity/gas to heat a room

SHOOTING [ U ]

the shooting of guns and other weapons:

(Definition of “fire noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)