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Ndzilo - Fire

Ndzilo is a Xitsonga word meaning "Fire" in English. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below.

Definition of fire
- Fire n
- The event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire"
- The process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries" [syn: {flame}, {flaming}]
- The act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire" [syn: {firing}]
- A fireplace in which a fire is burning; "they sat by the fire and talked"
- Intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak" [syn: {attack}, {flak}, {flack}, {blast}]
- Feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor" [syn: {ardor}, {ardour}, {fervor}, {fervour}, {fervency}, {fervidness}]
- Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
- A severe trial; "he went through fire and damnation" v
- Start firing a weapon [syn: {open fire}]
- Cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet" [syn: {discharge}]
- Bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery"
- Terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers" [syn: {give notice}, {can}, {dismiss}, {give the axe}, {send away}, {sack}, {force out}, {give the sack}, {terminate}] [ant: {hire}]
- Go off or discharge; "The gun fired" [syn: {discharge}, {go off}]
- Drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"
- Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: {arouse}, {elicit}, {enkindle}, {kindle}, {evoke}, {raise}, {provoke}]
- Destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries" [syn: {burn}, {burn down}]
- Provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace" [syn: {fuel}]
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