Definition for FIRE

FIRE, v.t.

  1. To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile. Dryden.
  2. To inflame; to irritate the passions; as, in fire with anger or revenge.
  3. To animate; to give life or spirit; as, to fire the genius.
  4. To drive by fire. [Little used.] Shak.
  5. To cause to explode; to discharge; as, to fire a musket or cannon.
  6. To cauterize; a term in farriery.

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