American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A person who has a compulsion to set fires; a pyromaniac.
- n. Slang A display of pyrotechnics.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An element in many words of Greek origin or formation, meaning ‘fire.’
- n. In photography, an abbreviation of pyrogallol.
- n. slang a pyromaniac
- n. pyrocellulose
- n. pyrotechnician
- n. pyrotechnics
- n. informal, photography, archaic pyrogallic acid
- adj. pyromaniac, pyromaniacal
- adj. pyrotechnic
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Photog.), colloq. Abbreviation of
- By shortening from pyromaniac or pyrocellulose. (Wiktionary)
“The Iranians were conducting so-called pyro-processing experiments to remove impurities from uranium metal, thus opening another route for the mullahs to build a nuclear device.”
“I've mentioned 26 what I would call pyro events that have to happen.”
“Carving techniques include scratching on the outer shell, fine-line hatching or a combination of what is known as pyro-engraving to create geometric drawings and iconographic scenes.”
“Probably the best of all is "pyro," but the fact that it stains the fingers is a serious objection to it for amateur use, and almost any other developer, such as metol, eikonogen or hydroquinon will be better.”
“Orion is going to make a poor comparison to Soyuz (although take it from me, Soyuz has problems too; pyro-bolts failing)”
“When the closet pyro cuts in front of me, that hair perfectly parted down the middle, and heads up toward the Martin place, I give him a pleasant smile and hope he has a good time.”
“A woman, with the same parted hairstyle as the closet pyro, cries out; her son is inside.”
“But then, like the pyro storm brewing, a solution flashes deep in the black void of my mind.”
“Many people attempt to isolate the bursts of pyro while excluding scenic surroundings or crowds gathered to watch the fireworks shows.”
“I do have to question the fact that James got pyro again!”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘pyro’.
"Wow, we really have run out of names."
Codenames of superheroes, supervillains, etc. (that are actual words, or unique spellings of actual words).
Animals I have known and admired.
Words from my professional life.
Looking for tweets for pyro.