1. Noun.  (uncountable) A (usually self-sustaining) chemical reaction involving the bonding of oxygen with carbon or other fuel, with the production of heat and the presence of flame or smouldering.
  2. Noun.  (countable) Something that has produced or is capable of producing this chemical reaction, such as a campfire.
  3. Noun.  (countable) The often accidental occurrence of fire in a certain place leading to its full or partial destruction.
  4. Noun.  (uncountable, alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
  5. Noun.  (context, China, India and Japan) One of the five basic elements (see Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  6. Noun.  (countable, British) A heater or stove used in place of a real fire (such as an electric fire).
  7. Noun.  (countable) The elements necessary to start a fire.
  8. Noun.  (uncountable) The in-flight bullets or other projectiles shot from a gun.
  9. Noun.  (countable) A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) whose only or main current function is that when it is pressed causes a video game character to fire a weapon.
  10. Verb.  (transitive) To set (something) on fire.
  11. Verb.  (transitive) To heat without setting on fire, as ceramic, metal objects, etc.
  12. Verb.  (transitive) To drive away by setting a fire.
  13. Verb.  (transitive) To terminate the employment contract of (an employee), especially for cause (such as misconduct or poor performance).
  14. Verb.  (transitive) To shoot (a device that launches a projectile or a pulse of stream of something).
  15. Verb.  (intransitive) To shoot a gun, a cannon or a similar weapon.
  16. Verb.  (transitive, sport) To shoot; to attempt to score a goal.
  17. Verb.  (intransitive, physiology) To cause an action potential in a cell.
  18. Verb.  (transitive) To forcibly direct (something).

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