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Traducción de "fire" - Diccionario Inglés-Francés

fire

noun /ˈfaiə/
anything that is burning, whether accidentally or not feu a warm fire in the kitchen Several houses were destroyed in a fire.
an apparatus for heating radiateur a gas fire an electric fire.
the heat and light produced by burning feu Fire is one of man’s greatest discoveries.
enthusiasm ardeur The knights rode into battle with fire in their hearts.
attack by gunfire (essuyer le) feu The soldiers were under fire.
fire alarm
an apparatus (eg a bell) to give warning of a fire avertisseur d’incendie Everyone had to leave the building when the fire alarm rang.
firearm noun
any type of gun arme à feu In most countries you need a licence to keep firearms.
fire brigade noun
a company of firemen (sapeurs-)pompiers Call the fire brigade!
firecracker noun
a kind of firework which makes a loud noise. pétard
fire engine noun
a vehicle carrying firemen and their equipment. pompe à incendie
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 escalier de secours Hotels should have fire escapes.
fire extinguisher noun
an apparatus (usually containing chemicals) for putting out fires extincteur There must be fire-extinguishers in every room.
fireguard noun
a metal framework placed in front of a fireplace for safety. pare-étincelles
fireman noun
a man whose job is to put out accidental fires or those caused deliberately as a criminal act. pompier
fireplace noun
a space in a room (usually in a wall) with a chimney above, for a fire foyer a wide stone fireplace.
fireproof adjective
that is made so it cannot catch fire ignifugé/-e a fireproof suit.
fireside noun
a place beside a fireplace au coin du feu, chauffeuse 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. caserne de pompiers
firewood noun
wood that is suitable for burning as fuel bois de chauffage I went into the garden to cut some firewood.
firework noun
a small exploding device giving off a colourful display of lights feu d’artifice; grabuge 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 peloton d’exécution He must face the firing-squad.
catch fire
to begin to burn (s’)enflammer Dry wood catches fire easily.
on fire
burning en feu/flammes The building is on fire!
open fire ( usually with on)
to begin shooting at ouvrir le feu (sur) The enemy opened fire (on us).
play with fire
to do something dangerous or risky jouer avec le feu 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 mettre le feu à They set fire to the ambassador’s house She accidentally set the house on fire.
under fire
being shot at essuyer le feu We have been under fire from the enemy all day.
being criticized or blamed (vivement) critiqué The government is under fire over its new tax proposals.
(Definition of fire from the Diccionario Cambridge Inglés-Francés © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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