Meaning of FIRE in English


Rapid burning of combustible material, producing heat and usually accompanied by flame.

For eons, lightning was the only source of fire. The earliest controlled use of fire seems to date to с 1,420,000 years ago, but not until с 7000 BC did Neolithic humans acquire reliable firemaking techniques, including friction from hardwood drills and sparks struck from flint against


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fire escape

Fire Island

fire walking

Great Fire of London

Greek fire

Reichstag fire

Ring of Fire

Saint Elmo's fire

Triangle Shirtwaist Co. fire

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