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figurehead
noun Date: 1765 1. the figure on a ship's bow 2. a head or chief in name only
figurer
noun see figure II
figurine
noun Etymology: French, from Italian figurina, diminutive of figura figure, from Latin — more at figure Date: 1854 a small carved or molded figure ; statuette
figwort
noun Date: 1548 any of a genus (Scrophularia) of chiefly herbaceous often fetid plants of the snapdragon family with terminal cymes of small purple, yellow, or greenish flowers
Fiji
geographical name islands SW Pacific E of Vanuatu constituting (with Rotuma Island) an independent dominion of the Commonwealth of Nations capital Suva (on Viti Levu) area ...
Fijian
noun Date: 1809 1. a member of a Melanesian people of Fiji 2. the Austronesian language of the Fijians • Fijian adjective
filament
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Medieval Latin filamentum, from Late Latin filare to spin — more at file Date: 1594 a single thread or a thin flexible threadlike ...
filamentary
adjective see filament
filamentous
adjective see filament
filar
adjective Etymology: Latin filum thread Date: circa 1859 of or relating to a thread or line; especially having threads across the field of view
filaria
noun (plural filariae) Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin filum Date: 1833 any of numerous slender filamentous nematodes (Filaria and related genera) that as adults ...
filarial
adjective see filaria
filariasis
noun (plural filariases) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1879 infestation with or disease caused by filariae
filariid
adjective or noun see filaria
filature
noun Etymology: French, from Late Latin filatus, past participle of filare Date: 1759 a factory where silk is reeled
filbert
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French philber, from Saint Philibert died 684 Frankish abbot whose feast day falls in the nutting season Date: 14th century 1. ...
filch
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 1561 to appropriate furtively or casually Synonyms: see steal
Filchner Ice Shelf
geographical name area of shelf ice Antarctica in Weddell Sea
filé
also file noun Etymology: Louisiana French, from French, past participle of filer to twist, spin Date: 1806 powdered young leaves of sassafras used to thicken soups or stews
file
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fēol; akin to Old High German fīla file Date: before 12th century 1. a tool usually of hardened steel with cutting ...
file clerk
noun Date: 1919 a clerk who works on files
filefish
noun Date: 1681 any of various small-mouthed bony fishes (family Monacantidae, especially genera Aluterus, Cantherhines, and Monacanthus) with rough granular leathery skin
filer
noun see file IV
filet
noun Etymology: French, literally, net Date: 1838 a lace with a square mesh and geometric designs
filet mignon
noun (plural filets mignons) Etymology: French, literally, dainty fillet Date: 1835 a thick slice of beef cut from the narrow end of a beef tenderloin
fili-
or filo- combining form Etymology: Latin filum thread
filial
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin filialis, from Latin filius son — more at feminine Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or befitting a son or ...
filial generation
noun Date: 1902 a generation in a breeding experiment that is successive to a mating between parents of two distinctively different but usually relatively pure genotypes
filially
adverb see filial
filiation
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. filial relationship especially of a son to his father b. the adjudication of paternity 2. a. descent or derivation especially from a ...
filibuster
I. noun Etymology: Spanish filibustero, literally, freebooter Date: 1851 1. an irregular military adventurer; specifically an American engaged in fomenting insurrections in ...
filibusterer
noun see filibuster II
filicide
noun Etymology: Latin filius son & filia daughter + English -cide Date: 1665 the murder of one's own daughter or son
filiform
adjective Date: 1757 shaped like a filament
filigree
I. noun Etymology: modification of French filigrane, from Italian filigrana, from Latin filum + granum grain — more at corn Date: 1693 1. ornamental work especially of fine ...
filing
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or instance of using a file 2. a fragment rubbed off in filing II. noun Date: 1712 1. an act or instance of filing something 2. a ...
filiopietism
noun see filiopietistic
filiopietistic
adjective Etymology: filial + -o- + pietistic Date: 1893 of or relating to an often excessive veneration of ancestors or tradition • filiopietism noun
Filipina
noun Etymology: Spanish Date: 1899 a Filipino girl or woman
Filipinas
geographical name see Philippines
Filipinas, República de
geographical name — see Philippines
Filipino
noun (plural Filipinos) Etymology: Spanish Date: circa 1889 1. a native of the Philippine Islands 2. a citizen of the Republic of the Philippines 3. the Tagalog-based ...
fill
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fyllan; akin to Old English full full Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to put into as much as can be ...
fill
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fyllan; akin to Old English full full Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to put into as much as can be ...
fill away
intransitive verb Date: 1645 1. to trim a sail to catch the wind 2. to proceed on the course especially after being brought up in the wind
fill in
verb Date: 1840 transitive verb 1. to enrich (as a design) with detail 2. to give necessary or recently acquired information to
fill one's shoes
phrasal to take over one's job, position, or responsibilities
fill out
intransitive verb Date: 1856 to put on flesh
fill the bill
or fit the bill phrasal to be exactly what is needed ; be suitable
fill-in
noun Date: 1917 someone or something that fills in
fill-up
noun Date: 1853 an action or instance of filling up something (as a gas tank)
fille d'honneur
foreign term Etymology: French maid of honor
fille de chambre
foreign term Etymology: French lady's maid
filler
I. noun Date: 15th century one that fills: as a. a substance added to a product (as to increase bulk, weight, viscosity, opacity, or strength) b. a composition used to ...
fillet
I. noun also filet Etymology: Middle English filet, from Anglo-French, diminutive of fil thread, from Latin filum — more at file Date: 14th century 1. a ribbon or narrow ...
fillet weld
noun Date: 1926 a weld of approximately triangular cross section used to join two pieces especially perpendicularly
filling
noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or instance of filling 2. something used to fill a cavity, container, or depression 3. something that completes: as a. the yarn ...
filling station
noun Date: 1921 gas station
fillip
I. transitive verb Etymology: probably of imitative origin Date: 15th century 1. a. to make a filliping motion with b. to strike or tap with a fillip 2. to project ...
Fillmore
biographical name Millard 1800-1874 13th president of the United States (1850-53)
fillo
I. see filo II. noun see phyllo
filly
noun (plural fillies) Etymology: Middle English fyly, from Old Norse fylja; akin to Old English fola foal Date: 15th century 1. a young female horse usually of less than four ...
film
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English filme, from Old English filmen; akin to Greek pelma sole of the foot, Old English fell skin — more at fell Date: ...
film badge
noun Date: 1945 a small pack of sensitive photographic film worn as a badge for indicating exposure to radiation
film noir
noun (plural film noirs or films noir or films noirs) Etymology: French, literally, black film Date: 1958 a type of crime film featuring cynical malevolent characters in a ...
filmable
adjective see film II
filmdom
noun Date: 1914 the motion-picture industry
filmgoer
noun Date: 1919 one who frequently attends films
filmic
adjective Date: circa 1930 of, relating to, or resembling motion pictures • filmically adverb
filmically
adverb see filmic
filmily
adverb see filmy
filminess
noun see filmy
filmland
noun Date: 1913 filmdom
filmless
adjective see film I
filmmaker
noun Date: 1908 one who makes motion pictures
filmmaking
noun Date: 1913 the making of motion pictures
filmography
noun (plural -phies) Etymology: film + -ography (as in bibliography) Date: 1962 a list of motion pictures featuring the work of a prominent film figure or relating to a ...
filmsetter
noun see filmsetting
filmsetting
noun Date: 1954 photocomposition • filmsetter noun
filmstrip
noun Date: 1930 a strip of film bearing a sequence of images for projection as still pictures
filmy
adjective (filmier; -est) Date: 1584 1. of, resembling, or composed of film ; gauzy 2. covered with a haze or film • filmily adverb • filminess noun
filo
also fillo variant of phyllo
filo-
— see fili-
filovirus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin filum thread + New Latin -o- + virus Date: 1989 any of a family (Filoviridae) of single-stranded chiefly filamentous RNA viruses ...
fils
I. noun Etymology: French, from Old French fils, fiz, fil, from Latin filius — more at feminine Date: 1786 son — used after a family name to distinguish a son from his ...
filter
I. noun Etymology: Middle English filtre, from Medieval Latin filtrum piece of felt used as a filter, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German filz felt — more at felt ...
filter bed
noun Date: circa 1874 a sand or gravel bed for filtering water or sewage
filter feeder
noun Date: 1928 an animal (as a clam or baleen whale) that obtains its food by filtering organic matter or minute organisms from a current of water that passes through some ...
filter paper
noun Date: circa 1846 porous unsized paper used especially for filtering
filter tip
noun Date: 1932 a cigar or cigarette tip designed to filter the smoke before it enters the smoker's mouth; also a cigar or cigarette provided with such a tip • ...
filter-tipped
adjective see filter tip
filterability
noun see filterable
filterable
also filtrable adjective Date: 1908 capable of being filtered or of passing through a filter • filterability noun
filterable virus
noun Date: 1911 any of the infectious agents that pass through a filter of diatomite or unglazed porcelain with the filtrate and remain virulent and that include the viruses ...
filth
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fȳlth, from fūl foul Date: before 12th century 1. foul or putrid matter; especially loathsome dirt or refuse 2. a. ...
filthily
adverb see filthy I
filthiness
noun see filthy I
filthy
I. adjective (filthier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. covered with, containing, or characterized by filth 2. a. underhand, vile b. obscene Synonyms: see dirty • ...
filtrable
adjective see filterable
filtrate
noun Date: circa 1846 fluid that has passed through a filter
filtration
noun Date: 1605 1. the process of filtering 2. the process of passing through or as if through a filter; also diffusion
fimbria
noun (plural fimbriae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, fringe Date: 1752 1. a bordering fringe especially at the entrance of the fallopian tubes 2. a pilus of a ...
fimbrial
adjective see fimbria
fimbriate
adjective see fimbriated
fimbriated
also fimbriate adjective Date: 15th century having the edge or extremity bordered by slender processes ; fringed • fimbriation noun
fimbriation
noun see fimbriated
fin
I. noun Etymology: Middle English finn, from Old English Date: before 12th century 1. an external membranous process of an aquatic animal (as a fish) used in propelling or ...
fin de siècle
adjective Etymology: French, end of the century Date: 1890 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the close of the 19th century and especially its literary and artistic ...
fin whale
noun Date: 1885 a baleen whale (Balaenoptera physalus) that may attain a length of over 70 feet (21 meters) and is found chiefly in subtropical to arctic and antarctic ...
finagle
verb (finagled; finagling) Etymology: perhaps alteration of fainaigue to renege Date: circa 1924 transitive verb 1. to obtain by indirect or involved means 2. to ...
finagler
noun see finagle
final
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin finalis, from finis boundary, end Date: 14th century 1. a. not to be altered or undone b. of or ...
final solution
noun Usage: often capitalized F&S Date: 1947 the Nazi program for extermination of all Jews in Europe
finale
noun Etymology: Italian, from finale, adjective, final, from Latin finalis Date: 1774 the close or termination of something: as a. the last section of an instrumental ...
finalise
British variant of finalize
finalist
noun Date: 1898 a contestant in a competition finals
finality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1833 1. a. the character or condition of being final, settled, irrevocable, or complete b. the condition of being at an ultimate point ...
finalization
noun see finalize
finalize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1901 1. to put in final or finished form 2. to give final approval to • finalization noun Usage: Finalize has been ...
finally
adverb see final I
finance
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, ending, payment, from Anglo-French, from finer to end, pay, from fin end — more at fine Date: 1739 1. plural money or other liquid ...
finance company
noun Date: circa 1924 a company that makes usually small short-term loans usually to individuals
financial
adjective Date: 1769 relating to finance or financiers • financially adverb
financially
adverb see financial
financials
noun plural Date: 1972 financial statistics
financier
noun Date: 1618 1. one who specializes in raising and expending public moneys 2. one who deals with finance and investment on a large scale
financing
noun Date: 1827 the act or process or an instance of raising or providing funds; also the funds thus raised or provided
finasteride
noun Etymology: fina- (of unknown origin) + testosterone + amide Date: 1989 a nitrogenous steroid derivative C23H36N2O2 that is used especially to treat symptoms of benign ...
finback
noun Date: 1725 fin whale
finca
noun Etymology: Spanish Date: 1878 a rural property, ranch, or farm in Spain or Spanish America
finch
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English finc; akin to Old High German fincho finch and perhaps to Greek spiza chaffinch Date: before 12th century any of numerous ...
Finchley
geographical name former municipal borough SE England in Middlesex, now part of Barnet
find
I. verb (found; finding) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English findan; akin to Old High German findan to find, Latin pont-, pons bridge, Greek pontos sea, Sanskrit patha ...
find fault
phrasal to criticize unfavorably
find out
verb Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to learn by study, observation, or search ; discover 2. a. to catch in an offense (as a crime) b. to ascertain the ...
findable
adjective see find I
finder
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that finds 2. a small astronomical telescope of low power and wide field attached to a larger telescope for finding an object 3. ...
finding
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the act of one that finds b. find 2 2. plural small tools and supplies used by an artisan (as a dressmaker, jeweler, or shoemaker) 3. ...
Findlay
geographical name city NW Ohio population 38,967
fine
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French fin, fine, from Latin finis boundary, end Date: 13th century 1. obsolete end, conclusion 2. a compromise of a ...
fine art
noun Date: 1739 1. a. art (as painting, sculpture, or music) concerned primarily with the creation of beautiful objects — usually used in plural b. objects of fine ...
fine print
noun Date: 1951 something thoroughly and often deliberately obscure; especially a part of an agreement or document spelling out restrictions and limitations often in small ...
fine structural
adjective see fine structure
fine structure
noun Date: 1935 microscopic structure of a biological entity or one of its parts especially as studied in preparations for the electron microscope • fine structural ...
fine-tooth comb
noun Date: 1836 1. a comb with close-set teeth used especially for clearing parasites or foreign matter from the hair 2. an attitude or system of thorough searching or ...
fine-tune
transitive verb Date: 1967 1. a. to adjust precisely so as to bring to the highest level of performance or effectiveness b. to improve through minor alteration or ...
finely
adverb Date: 14th century in a fine manner: as a. extremely well ; excellently b. with close discrimination ; precisely c. with delicacy or subtlety ; sensitively ...
finem respice
foreign term Etymology: Latin consider the end
fineness
noun see fine III
finery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1680 ornament, decoration; especially dressy or showy clothing and jewels
fines
noun plural Etymology: 3fine Date: 1880 finely crushed or powdered material (as ore); also very small particles in a mixture of various sizes
fines herbes
noun plural Etymology: French, literally, fine herbs Date: 1845 a mixture of herbs used as a seasoning or garnish
finespun
adjective Date: 1642 developed with extreme care or delicacy; also developed in excessively fine or subtle detail
finesse
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from fin Date: 1528 1. refinement or delicacy of workmanship, structure, or texture 2. skillful handling of a ...
finest
noun, plural in construction Etymology: superlative of 3fine Date: 1951 police officers — usually used with the possessive form of a city or area
finfish
noun Date: circa 1890 fish 1b — compare shellfish
Fingal's Cave
geographical name sea cave W Scotland on Staffa Island
finger
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German fingar finger Date: before 12th century 1. any of the five terminating members of the hand ; a ...
finger bowl
noun Date: 1838 a small water bowl for rinsing the fingers at the table
finger food
noun Date: 1928 a food that is to be held with the fingers for eating
finger hole
noun Date: 1815 1. any of several holes in the side of a wind instrument (as a recorder) which may be covered or left open by the fingers to change the pitch of the tone 2. ...
Finger Lakes
geographical name group of long narrow lakes W central New York comprising Cayuga, Seneca, Keuka, Canandaigua, Skaneateles, Owasco, & several smaller lakes
finger painting
noun Date: 1937 a technique of spreading pigment on paper chiefly with the fingers; also a picture so produced
finger spelling
noun Date: 1918 communication by signs made with the fingers — called also dactylology
finger wave
noun Date: circa 1934 a method of setting hair by dampening with water or wave solution and forming waves or curls with the fingers and a comb
finger-pointing
noun Date: 1949 the act of making explicit and often unfair accusations of blame
fingerboard
noun Date: circa 1672 the part of a stringed instrument against which the fingers press the strings to vary the pitch — see violin illustration
fingered
adjective Date: circa 1529 1. having fingers especially of a specified kind or number — used in combination 2. having projections or processes like fingers
fingerhold
noun Date: 1909 1. a hold or place of support for the fingers 2. a tenuous hold or support
fingering
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the act or method of using the fingers in playing an instrument b. the marking (as by figures on a musical score) of the method of ...
fingerlike
adjective see finger I
fingerling
noun Date: 1834 a small fish especially up to one year of age
fingernail
noun Date: 13th century the nail of a finger
fingerpick
verb see fingerpicking
fingerpicking
noun Date: 1956 a method of playing a stringed instrument (as a guitar) with the thumb and tips of the fingers rather than with a pick • fingerpick verb
fingerpost
noun Date: 1785 1. a post bearing one or more signs often terminating in a pointing finger 2. something serving as a guide to understanding or knowledge
fingerprint
noun Date: 1859 1. the impression of a fingertip on any surface; also an ink impression of the lines upon the fingertip taken for the purpose of identification 2. something ...
fingerprinting
noun see fingerprint
fingertip
I. noun Date: 1826 1. the tip of a finger 2. a protective covering for the end of a finger II. adjective Date: 1926 1. readily accessible ; being within easy reach 2. ...
finial
noun Etymology: Middle English, from final, finial final Date: 15th century 1. a usually foliated ornament forming an upper extremity especially in Gothic architecture 2. a ...
finical
adjective Etymology: probably from 3fine Date: 1592 finicky • finically adverb • finicalness noun
finically
adverb see finical
finicalness
noun see finical
finickiness
noun see finicky
finicking
adjective Etymology: alteration of finical Date: 1661 finicky
finicky
adjective Etymology: alteration of finicking Date: circa 1825 1. extremely or excessively particular, exacting, or meticulous in taste or standards 2. requiring much ...
finis
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin Date: 15th century end, conclusion
finis coronat opus
foreign term Etymology: Latin the end crowns the work
finish
I. verb Etymology: Middle English finisshen, from Anglo-French finiss-, stem of finir, from Latin finire, from finis Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to come ...
finish line
noun Date: 1899 a line marking the end of a racecourse
finished
adjective Date: 1693 marked by the highest quality ; consummate
finisher
noun see finish I
finishing school
noun Date: 1832 a private school for girls that emphasizes cultural studies and prepares students especially for social activities
Finisterre, Cape
geographical name cape NW Spain on coast of La Coruña province; westernmost point of Spanish mainland, at 9°18′W
finite
adjective Etymology: Middle English finit, from Latin finitus, past participle of finire Date: 15th century 1. a. having definite or definable limits b. having a ...
finite difference
noun Date: 1807 any of a sequence of differences obtained by incrementing successively the dependent variable of a function by a fixed amount; especially any of such ...
finitely
adverb see finite
finiteness
noun see finite
finitude
noun Date: 1644 finite quality or state
fink
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1903 1. one who is disapproved of or is held in contempt 2. strikebreaker 3. informer 2 II. intransitive verb Date: circa 1925 ...
fink out
intransitive verb Date: 1956 back out, cop out
Finland
or Finn Suomi geographical name country N Europe bordering on Gulf of Bothnia & Gulf of Finland; a republic capital Helsinki area 130,128 square miles (337,032 square ...
Finland, Gulf of
geographical name arm of Baltic Sea between Finland & Estonia
Finlander
noun see Finland
Finlandisation
British variant of Finlandization
Finlandization
noun Etymology: Finland Date: 1969 a foreign policy of neutrality under the influence of the Soviet Union; also the conversion to such a policy • Finlandize transitive ...
Finlandize
transitive verb see Finlandization
Finlay
I. biographical name Carlos Juan 1833-1915 Cuban physician & biologist II. geographical name river 250 miles (402 kilometers) Canada in N central British Columbia flowing SE ...
finlike
adjective see fin I
Finn
noun Etymology: Swedish Finne, from Old Swedish; akin to Old Norse Finnar Finns, Old English Finnas Date: before 12th century 1. a member of a people speaking Finnish or a ...
finnan haddie
noun Etymology: alteration of findon haddock, from Findon, village in Scotland Date: 1848 smoked haddock — called also finnan haddock
finnan haddock
noun see finnan haddie
Finnbogadóttir
biographical name Vigdís 1930- president of Iceland (1980-96)
finned
adjective see fin I
Finnic
adjective Date: 1668 1. of or relating to the Finns 2. of, relating to, or constituting the branch of the Finno-Ugric subfamily that includes Finnish, Estonian, and Sami
Finnish
I. adjective Date: 1699 of, relating to, or characteristic of Finland, the Finns, or Finnish II. noun Date: circa 1845 the Finno-Ugric language of the Finns
Finno-Ugrian
adjective Date: 1880 Finno-Ugric • Finno-Ugrian noun
Finno-Ugric
adjective Date: 1879 1. of, relating to, or constituting a subfamily of the Uralic family of languages comprising various languages spoken in Hungary, Lapland, Finland, ...
finny
adjective Date: 1590 1. provided with or characterized by fins 2. relating to or being fish
fino
noun (plural finos) Etymology: Spanish, from fino fine, from fin end, from Latin finis Date: 1846 a very dry Spanish sherry
finocchio
noun Etymology: Italian, from Vulgar Latin *fenuculum — more at fennel Date: 1941 Florence fennel
Finsbury
geographical name former metropolitan borough E central London, England, now part of Islington
Finsen
biographical name Niels Ryberg 1860-1904 Danish physician
Finsteraarhorn
geographical name mountain 14,019 feet (4273 meters) S Switzerland; highest of the Berner Alpen
FIO
abbreviation free in and out
fiord
variant of fjord
Fiordland
geographical name mountain region S New Zealand in SW South Island
fioritura
noun (plural fioriture) Etymology: Italian, literally, flowering, from fiorito, past participle of fiorire to flower, from Vulgar Latin *florire — more at flourish Date: ...
fipple flute
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1911 any of a group of wind instruments (as a flageolet or recorder) having a straight tubular shape, a whistle mouthpiece, and finger ...
fir
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fyrh; akin to Old High German forha fir, Latin quercus oak Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Abies) of north ...
Firbank
biographical name (Arthur Annesley) Ronald 1886-1926 English author • Firbankian adjective
Firbankian
adjective see Firbank
Firdawsī
or Ferdowsī or Firdusi or Firdousi biographical name circa 935-circa 1020(or 1026) originally Abū ol-Qāsem Manṣūr Persian poet
Firdousi
biographical name see Firdawsī
Firdusi
biographical name see Firdawsī
FIRE
abbreviation finance, insurance, and real estate
fire
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fȳr; akin to Old High German fiur fire, Greek pyr Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) ...
fire and brimstone
noun Date: 13th century the torments suffered by sinners in hell • fire-and-brimstone adjective
fire ant
noun Date: 1796 any of a genus (Solenopsis) of fiercely stinging omnivorous ants; especially imported fire ant
fire away
intransitive verb Date: 1756 to speak without hesitation — usually used as an imperative
fire blight
noun Date: 1750 a destructive infectious disease especially of apples, pears, and related fruits caused by a bacterium (Erwinia amylovora)
fire brigade
noun Date: 1838 a body of firefighters: as a. a usually private or temporary firefighting organization b. British fire department
fire chief
noun Date: 1889 the head of a fire department
fire control
noun Date: circa 1864 the planning, preparation, and delivery of fire on targets
fire coral
noun Date: 1953 a colonial coralline hydrozoan (genus Millepora) having nematocysts that inflict a painful and burning sting
fire department
noun Date: 1825 1. an organization for preventing or extinguishing fires; especially a government division (as in a municipality) having these duties 2. the members of a ...
fire drill
noun Date: circa 1890 a practice drill in extinguishing fires or in the conduct and manner of exit in case of fire
fire engine
noun Date: circa 1680 a usually mobile apparatus for directing an extinguishing agent upon fires; especially fire truck
fire escape
noun Date: 1788 a device for escape from a burning building; especially a metal stairway attached to the outside of a building
fire extinguisher
noun Date: 1849 a portable or wheeled apparatus for putting out small fires by ejecting extinguishing chemicals
fire hall
noun Date: 1881 chiefly Canadian fire station
fire irons
noun plural Date: 1646 utensils (as tongs) for tending a fire especially in a fireplace
fire line
noun Date: 1901 firebreak
fire off
transitive verb Date: 1888 to write and send usually in haste or anger
fire opal
noun Date: 1816 girasole 2
fire sale
noun Date: 1891 a sale of merchandise damaged in a fire; also a sale at very low prices
fire screen
noun Date: 15th century a protective screen before a fireplace
fire station
noun Date: 1877 a building housing fire apparatus and usually firefighters
fire tower
noun Date: 1827 a tower (as in a forest) from which a watch for fires is maintained
fire truck
noun Date: 1935 an automotive vehicle equipped with firefighting apparatus
fire wall
noun Date: 1759 1. a wall constructed to prevent the spread of fire 2. (usually firewall) computer hardware or software that prevents unauthorized access to private data ...
fire-and-brimstone
adjective see fire and brimstone
fire-breather
noun see fire-breathing
fire-breathing
adjective Date: 1933 intimidatingly or violently aggressive in speech and manner • fire-breather noun
fire-eater
noun Date: 1672 1. a performer who pretends to eat fire 2. a. a violent or pugnacious person b. a person who displays very militant or aggressive partisanship

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