Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The light from a fire, as in a fireplace.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The light of a fire, such as from a campfire or fireplace.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the light of a fire (especially in a fireplace).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The light emitted by a fire, especially an open fire of any kind.
  • n. Same as fire-lighter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the light of a fire (especially in a fireplace)

Etymologies

From fire + light (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Where a horse's hoofs strike firelight from the flint stones every stride,

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  • Many an evening, while the firelight from a Southern pine knot danced on my page, I was gone on the wings of fancy thousands of miles away; and went with discoverers or explorers, up and down the passages and halls and staircases and chambers, to which the entrance is from Biban el Malook.

    Daisy

  • Many an evening, while the firelight from a Southern pine knot danced on my page, I was gone on the wings of fancy thousands of miles away; and went with discoverers or explorers up and down the passages and halls and staircases and chambers, to which the entrance is from

    Daisy

  • Those were something stranger, more wonderful, and more splendid, even than Abou-Simbel and Karnak, Many an evening, while the firelight from a Southern pine knot danced on my page, I was gone on the wings of fancy thousands of miles away; and went with discoverers or explorers, up and down the passages and halls and staircases and chambers, to which the entrance is from _Biban el Malook_.

    Daisy

  • Her eyes were screwed up now, as if the firelight were the noonday sun.

    A Place of Execution

  • A swift and silent shape passing from branch to branch above his head was an owl; one that flew with a faint fluttering just out of range of the firelight was a bat.

    The Silver Gryphon

  • For a moment she looked at Dion, and he thought, "What a strange expression firelight can give to a face!"

    In the Wilderness

  • Emerging from the dusk to the firelight was a white man, gaudily clothed in tunic of scarlet with steel breastplates and gold lace enough for an ambassador.

    Heralds of Empire Being the Story of One Ramsay Stanhope, Lieutenant to Pierre Radisson in the Northern Fur Trade

  • There, reflecting the glare of the firelight was the Indian's fowling-piece, richly mounted in burnished silver and chased in the rare design of Eric Hamilton's family crest.

    Lords of the North

  • Occasional remarks, dropped softly into the ears of the women, may have brought faint blushes to their cheeks, but the firelight was a fickle consort to such changes.

    The Flyers

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