Adjective "afire" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


On fire; burning.
  1. 'And in the end, the gambling theater is exploded and set afire.'
  2. 'The litter was dumped at a common site and set afire.'
  3. 'White fumes rose from tear gas fired by the French, and black smoke billowed from a roadblock of burning metal drums set afire at the base gates by the loyalists.'


1. on fire: to set a house afire.

2. aflame (def 2).

More examples(as adjective)

"shops can be afire with signs."

"themselveses can be afire."

"shops can be afire."

"people can be afire."

"mills can be afire."

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