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Fire vs. Dismiss

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Firenoun

(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.

Dismissverb

(transitive) To discharge; to end the employment or service of.

‘The company dismissed me after less than a year.’;

Firenoun

(countable) An instance of this chemical reaction, especially when intentionally created and maintained in a specific location to a useful end (such as a campfire or a hearth fire).

‘We sat about the fire singing songs and telling tales.’;

Dismissverb

(transitive) To order to leave.

‘The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.’;

Firenoun

(countable) The occurrence, often accidental, of fire in a certain place, causing damage and danger.

‘There was a fire at the school last night and the whole place burned down.’; ‘During hot and dry summers many fires in forests are caused by regardlessly discarded cigarette butts.’;

Dismissverb

(transitive) To dispel; to rid one's mind of.

‘He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.’;

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Firenoun

The aforementioned chemical reaction of burning, considered one of the Classical elements or basic elements of alchemy.

Dismissverb

(transitive) To reject; to refuse to accept.

‘The court dismissed the case.’;

Firenoun

A heater or stove used in place of a real fire (such as an electric fire).

Dismissverb

To send or put away.

‘She dismissed him with a wave of the hand.’;

Firenoun

(countable) The elements necessary to start a fire.

‘The fire was laid and needed to be lit.’;

Dismissverb

To get a batsman out.

‘He was dismissed for 99 runs.’;

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Firenoun

(uncountable) The bullets or other projectiles fired from a gun.

‘The fire from the enemy guns kept us from attacking.’;

Dismissverb

To give someone a red card; to send off.

Firenoun

Strength of passion, whether love or hate.

Dismissverb

To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.

‘He dismissed the assembly.’; ‘Dismiss their cares when they dismiss their flock.’; ‘Though he soon dismissed himself from state affairs.’;

Firenoun

Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral enthusiasm.

Dismissverb

To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.

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Firenoun

Splendour; brilliancy; lustre; hence, a star.

Dismissverb

To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.

Firenoun

(countable) A button (on a joypad, joystick or similar device) usually used to make a video game character activate a weapon/

‘Press fire to fire the gun.’;

Dismissnoun

Dismission.

Fireverb

(transitive) To set (something, often a building) on fire.

Dismissverb

bar from attention or consideration;

‘She dismissed his advances’;

Fireverb

(transitive) To heat as with fire, but without setting on fire, as ceramic, metal objects, etc.

‘If you fire the pottery at too high a temperature, it may crack.’; ‘They fire the wood to make it easier to put a point on the end.’;

Dismissverb

cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration;

‘This case is dismissed!’;

Fireverb

(transitive) To drive away by setting a fire.

Dismissverb

stop associating with;

‘They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock’;

Fireverb

(transitive) To terminate the employment contract of (an employee), especially for cause (such as misconduct or poor performance).

Dismissverb

terminate the employment of;

‘The boss fired his secretary today’; ‘The company terminated 25% of its workers’;

Fireverb

(transitive) To shoot (a gun or analogous device).

‘We will fire our guns at the enemy.’; ‘He fired his radar gun at passing cars.’;

Dismissverb

end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave;

‘I was dismissed after I gave my report’;

Fireverb

(intransitive) To shoot a gun, cannon, or similar weapon.

‘Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.’;

Dismissverb

declare void;

‘The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections’;

Fireverb

To shoot; to attempt to score a goal.

Dismissverb

order or allow to leave; send away

‘she dismissed the taxi at the corner of the road’;

Fireverb

To cause an action potential in a cell.

‘When a neuron fires, it transmits information.’;

Dismissverb

remove from employment or office, typically on the grounds of unsatisfactory performance

‘the prime minister dismissed five members of his cabinet’;

Fireverb

(transitive) To forcibly direct (something).

‘He answered the questions the reporters fired at him.’;

Dismissverb

(of a group assembled under someone's authority) disperse

‘he told his company to dismiss’;

Fireverb

To initiate an event (by means of an event handler).

‘The event handler should only fire after all web page content has finished loading.’; ‘The queue fires a job whenever the thread pool is ready to handle it.’;

Dismissverb

end the innings of (a batsman or a side)

‘Australia were dismissed for 118’;

Fireverb

To inflame; to irritate, as the passions.

‘to fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge’;

Dismissverb

treat as unworthy of serious consideration

‘it would be easy to dismiss him as all brawn and no brain’;

Fireverb

To animate; to give life or spirit to.

‘to fire the genius of a young man’;

Dismissverb

deliberately cease to think about

‘he suspected a double meaning in her words, but dismissed the thought’;

Fireverb

To feed or serve the fire of.

‘to fire a boiler’;

Dismissverb

refuse further hearing to (a case)

‘the judge dismissed the case for lack of evidence’;

Fireverb

To light up as if by fire; to illuminate.

Fireverb

(farriery) To cauterize.

Fireverb

To catch fire; to be kindled.

Fireverb

To be irritated or inflamed with passion.

Fireadjective

(slang) Amazing; excellent.

‘That shit is fire, yo!’;

Fireinterjection

A cry of distress indicating that something is on fire, or that there is a fire.

Fireinterjection

A signal to shoot.

Firenoun

The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies; combustion; state of ignition.

Firenoun

Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a stove or a furnace.

Firenoun

The burning of a house or town; a conflagration.

Firenoun

Anything which destroys or affects like fire.

Firenoun

Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth; consuming violence of temper.

‘he had fire in his temper.’;

Firenoun

Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral enthusiasm; capacity for ardor and zeal.

‘And bless their critic with a poet's fire.’;

Firenoun

Splendor; brilliancy; luster; hence, a star.

‘Stars, hide your fires.’; ‘As in a zodiacrepresenting the heavenly fires.’;

Firenoun

Torture by burning; severe trial or affliction.

Firenoun

The discharge of firearms; firing; as, the troops were exposed to a heavy fire.

Fireverb

To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile.

Fireverb

To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln; as, to fire pottery.

Fireverb

To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge.

‘Love had fired my mind.’;

Fireverb

To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the genius of a young man.

Fireverb

To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler.

Fireverb

To light up as if by fire; to illuminate.

‘[The sun] fires the proud tops of the eastern pines.’;

Fireverb

To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge; as, to fire a rifle, pistol, or cannon; to fire cannon balls, rockets, etc.

Fireverb

To drive by fire.

‘Till my bad angel fire my good one out.’;

Fireverb

To cauterize.

Fireverb

to dismiss from employment, a post, or other job; to cause (a person) to cease being an employee; - of a person. The act of firing is usually performed by that person's supervisor or employer.

Fireverb

To take fire; to be kindled; to kindle.

Fireverb

To be irritated or inflamed with passion.

Fireverb

To discharge artillery or firearms; as, they fired on the town.to grow irritated or angry.

Firenoun

the event of something burning (often destructive);

‘they lost everything in the fire’;

Firenoun

the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke;

‘fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries’;

Firenoun

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’;

Firenoun

a fireplace in which a fire is burning;

‘they sat by the fire and talked’;

Firenoun

intense adverse criticism;

‘Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party’; ‘the government has come under attack’; ‘don't give me any flak’;

Firenoun

feelings of great warmth and intensity;

‘he spoke with great ardor’;

Firenoun

once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

Firenoun

a severe trial;

‘he went through fire and damnation’;

Fireverb

start firing a weapon

Fireverb

cause to go off;

‘fire a gun’; ‘fire a bullet’;

Fireverb

bake in a kiln so as to harden;

‘fire pottery’;

Fireverb

terminate the employment of;

‘The boss fired his secretary today’; ‘The company terminated 25% of its workers’;

Fireverb

go off or discharge;

‘The gun fired’;

Fireverb

drive out or away by or as if by fire;

‘The soldiers were fired’; ‘Surrender fires the cold skepticism’;

Fireverb

call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);

‘arouse pity’; ‘raise a smile’; ‘evoke sympathy’;

Fireverb

destroy by fire;

‘They burned the house and his diaries’;

Fireverb

provide with fuel;

‘Oil fires the furnace’;

Fire

Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products. Fire is hot because the conversion of the weak double bond in molecular oxygen, O2, to the stronger bonds in the combustion products carbon dioxide and water releases energy (418 kJ per 32 g of O2); the bond energies of the fuel play only a minor role here.

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