from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large destructive fire.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning.
- n. A large-scale conflict.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A burning; a fire; especially, the burning of any large mass of combustibles: as, the conflagration of a city or of a forest; the final conflagration of the world.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a very intense and uncontrolled fire
Latin cōnflagrātiō, cōnflagrātiōn-, from cōnflagrātus, past participle of cōnflagrāre, to burn up; see conflagrant.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin cōnflagrātiō ("burning, conflagration"). (Wiktionary)