Meaning of BURNING in English

BURNING

I. burn ‧ ing 1 /ˈbɜːnɪŋ $ ˈbɜːr-/ BrE AmE adjective [only before noun]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ burn , ↑ burner ; adjective : ↑ burning , ↑ burnt ; verb : ↑ burn ; adverb : ↑ burning ]

1 . on fire:

She was rescued from a burning building.

2 . feeling very hot:

Claudia put her hands to her burning face.

3 . burning ambition/desire/need etc a burning ↑ ambition , desire, need etc is very strong:

My burning ambition is to be world champion.

4 . burning issue/question a burning ↑ issue or question is very important and urgent:

Education has become a burning issue in this election.

5 . written burning eyes look at you very hard or show very strong feeling

II. burning 2 BrE AmE adverb

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ burn , ↑ burner ; adjective : ↑ burning , ↑ burnt ; verb : ↑ burn ; adverb : ↑ burning ]

burning hot very hot

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.