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According to WordNet, the noun "fire" has 9 sense(s).

100986938 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".

103343560 a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning; "they sat by the fire and talked".

106711159 intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak".

107420435 a severe trial; "he went through fire and damnation".

114842847 once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles).

107481375 feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor".

113480848 the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries".

107302836 the event of something burning (often destructive); "they lost everything in the fire".

114686186 fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking; "put the kettle on the fire"; "barbecue over an open fire".

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