Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Marked by flames or intense heat.
  • adjective Characterized by intense emotion; passionate.
  • adjective Of immediate import; urgent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process of consuming by fire.
  • noun In metal-working, the act or process of uniting metallic surfaces by fusing them together, or by running molten metal of the same kind between them.
  • noun In ceramics, the final firing, as for glazing, fixing the colors, or the like: used somewhat loosely.
  • noun Oxidation of iron by keeping it too long at a welding heat.
  • Scorching; hot: as, the burning sands of the Sahara.
  • Powerful; strong; vehement; ardent.
  • Causing excitement, ardor, or enthusiasm; enchaining or demanding attention.
  • Synonyms Blazing, flaming, scorching, fiery, hot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective That burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery.
  • adjective Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful.
  • adjective (Bot.) an ornamental shrub (Euonymus atropurpureus), bearing a crimson berry.
  • noun The act of consuming by fire or heat, or of subjecting to the effect of fire or heat; the state of being on fire or excessively heated.
  • noun any volatile illuminating oil, as the lighter petroleums (naphtha, benzine), or oil of turpentine (camphine), but esp. a mixture of the latter with alcohol.
  • noun a convex lens of considerable size, used for producing an intense heat by converging the sun's rays to a focus.
  • noun (Metal.) the furnace in which tin ores are calcined, to sublime the sulphur and arsenic from the pyrites.
  • noun a concave mirror, or a combination of plane mirrors, used for the same purpose as a burning glass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of burn.
  • adjective So hot as to seem to burn (something).
  • adjective Feeling very hot.
  • adjective Feeling great passion.
  • noun A fire.

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

  • adjective of immediate import
  • noun a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
  • noun execution by electricity
  • noun a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin
  • noun the act of burning something
  • noun execution by fire
  • noun pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

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