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1. engine

noun. ['ˈɛndʒən, ˈɪndʒən'] motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work.

Synonyms

  • motor
  • donkey engine
  • power train
  • heat engine
  • gear
  • aircraft engine
  • geartrain
  • reaction-propulsion engine
  • generator
  • reaction engine
  • train
  • automobile engine
  • auxiliary engine
  • camshaft

Antonyms

  • walk
  • big
  • large
  • unattractive

Etymology

  • engin (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • engin (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Fire Engine

Example sentences of the word fire-engine


1. Noun Phrase
Among its planned activities are fire engine rides, bingo, arts and crafts and hayrides.

2. Noun Phrase
Downtown, Fort Smith Museum of History (fortsmithmuseum.com) includes historical tools and a 1908 fire engine.

2. fire

noun. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] the event of something burning (often destructive).

Synonyms

  • brush fire
  • smoulder
  • occurrence
  • happening
  • bonfire
  • smolder
  • conflagration
  • prairie fire
  • smudge
  • campfire
  • backfire
  • forest fire
  • inferno
  • balefire
  • natural event
  • grassfire

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • open
  • thicken
  • tune

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. fire

verb. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] start firing a weapon.

Synonyms

  • open fire
  • shoot

Antonyms

  • lower
  • demote
  • descent

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. fire

noun. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy.

Synonyms

  • counterpreparation fire
  • preparation fire
  • covering fire
  • counterfire
  • direct fire
  • crossfire
  • registration fire
  • volley
  • shelling
  • fusillade
  • observed fire
  • attack
  • scheduled fire
  • fratricide
  • antiaircraft fire
  • concentrated fire
  • cover
  • cannon fire
  • indirect fire
  • unobserved fire
  • destruction fire
  • burst
  • distributed fire
  • supporting fire
  • battery
  • onslaught
  • massed fire
  • artillery fire
  • neutralization fire
  • firing
  • harassing fire
  • suppressive fire
  • interdiction fire
  • call fire
  • radar fire
  • salvo
  • broadside
  • searching fire
  • onset
  • bombardment
  • hostile fire
  • barrage
  • onrush
  • friendly fire
  • grazing fire

Antonyms

  • cool
  • coldness
  • anestrus
  • unemotionality

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. fire

verb. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] cause to go off.

Synonyms

  • pop
  • loose off
  • blast
  • discharge
  • let drive
  • shoot
  • fusillade
  • let fly

Antonyms

  • calmness
  • disorganise
  • disorganize
  • uninteresting

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. fire

verb. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] bake in a kiln so as to harden.

Antonyms

  • wake

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. fire

verb. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position.

Synonyms

  • terminate
  • dismiss
  • pension off
  • give the sack
  • clean out
  • force out
  • send packing
  • can
  • give notice
  • drop
  • sack
  • squeeze out
  • give the axe
  • remove
  • retire
  • displace
  • furlough
  • lay off

Antonyms

  • functional disorder
  • organic disorder
  • organized
  • untroubled

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. fire

noun. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke.

Synonyms

  • blaze
  • burning
  • flare
  • ignition
  • flaming
  • blazing
  • flame

Antonyms

  • succumb
  • curse
  • bless
  • deaden

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. fire

verb. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] go off or discharge.

Synonyms

  • discharge

Antonyms

  • powerlessness
  • uninterestingness

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. fire

noun. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning.

Synonyms

  • open fireplace
  • fireplace
  • hearth

Antonyms

  • push
  • repel
  • abduct
  • glycerolize

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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