English definition of “fire”
FLAME [U] › heat, light, and flames that are produced when something burns
catch fire › to start burning: The car crashed and caught fire.
on fire › 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] › 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] › 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: The soldiers opened fire (= started shooting).