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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Fire \Fire\ (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin
   to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri,
   f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf.
   {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.]
   1. The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of
      bodies; combustion; state of ignition.

   Note: The form of fire exhibited in the combustion of gases
         in an ascending stream or current is called flame.
         Anciently, fire, air, earth, and water were regarded as
         the four elements of which all things are composed.

   2. Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a
      stove or a furnace.

   3. The burning of a house or town; a conflagration.

   4. Anything which destroys or affects like fire.

   5. Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth;
      consuming violence of temper.

            he had fire in his temper.            --Atterbury.

   6. Liveliness of imagination or fancy; intellectual and moral
      enthusiasm; capacity for ardor and zeal.

            And bless their critic with a poet's fire. --Pope.

   7. Splendor; brilliancy; luster; hence, a star.

            Stars, hide your fires.               --Shak.

            As in a zodiac representing the heavenly fires.

   8. Torture by burning; severe trial or affliction.

   9. The discharge of firearms; firing; as, the troops were
      exposed to a heavy fire.

   {Blue fire}, {Red fire}, {Green fire} (Pyrotech.),
      compositions of various combustible substances, as
      sulphur, niter, lampblack, etc., the flames of which are
      colored by various metallic salts, as those of antimony,
      strontium, barium, etc.

   {Fire alarm}
      (a) A signal given on the breaking out of a fire.
      (b) An apparatus for giving such an alarm.

   {Fire annihilator}, a machine, device, or preparation to be
      kept at hand for extinguishing fire by smothering it with
      some incombustible vapor or gas, as carbonic acid.

   {Fire balloon}.
      (a) A balloon raised in the air by the buoyancy of air
          heated by a fire placed in the lower part

Green \Green\, a. [Compar. {Greener}; superl. {Greenest.}] [OE.
   grene, AS. gr?ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr?ni, OHG. gruoni,
   G. gr?n, Dan. & Sw. gr?n, Icel. gr?nn; fr. the root of E.
   grow. See {Grow.}]
   1. Having the color of grass when fresh and growing;
      resembling that color of the solar spectrum which is
      between the yellow and the blue; verdant; emerald.

   2. Having a sickly color; wan.

            To look so green and pale.            --Shak.

   3. Full of life aud vigor; fresh and vigorous; new; recent;
      as, a green manhood; a green wound.

            As valid against such an old and beneficent
            government as against . . . the greenest usurpation.

   4. Not ripe; immature; not fully grown or ripened; as, green
      fruit, corn, vegetables, etc.

   5. Not roasted; half raw. [R.]

            We say the meat is green when half roasted. --L.

   6. Immature in age or experience; young; raw; not trained;
      awkward; as, green in years or judgment.

            I might be angry with the officious zeal which
            supposes that its green conceptions can instruct my
            gray hairs.                           --Sir W.

   7. Not seasoned; not dry; containing its natural juices; as,
      green wood, timber, etc. --Shak.

   {Green brier} (Bot.), a thorny climbing shrub ({Emilaz
      rotundifolia}) having a yellowish green stem and thick
      leaves, with small clusters of flowers, common in the
      United States; -- called also {cat brier}.

   {Green con} (Zo["o]l.), the pollock.

   {Green crab} (Zo["o]l.), an edible, shore crab ({Carcinus
      menas}) of Europe and America; -- in New England locally
      named {joe-rocker}.

   {Green crop}, a crop used for food while in a growing or
      unripe state, as distingushed from a grain crop, root
      crop, etc.

   {Green diallage}. (Min.)
      (a) Diallage, a variety of pyroxene.
      (b) Smaragdite.

   {Green dragon} (Bot.), a North American herbaceous plant
      ({Aris[ae]ma Dracontium}), resembling the Indian turnip;
      -- called also {dragon root}.

   {Green earth} (Min.), a variety of glauconite, found in
      cavities in amygdaloid and other eruptive rock, and used
      as a pigment by artists; -- called also {mountain green}.

   {Green ebony}.
      (a) A south American tree ({Jacaranda ovalifolia}), having
          a greenish wood, used for rulers, turned and inlaid
          work, and in dyeing.
      (b) The West Indian green ebony. See {Ebony}.

   {Green fire} (Pyrotech.), a composition which burns with a
      green flame. It consists of sulphur and potassium
      chlorate, with some salt of barium (usually the nitrate),
      to which the color of the flame is due.

   {Green fly} (Zo["o]l.), any green species of plant lice or
      aphids, esp. those that infest greenhouse plants.

   {Green gage}, (Bot.) See {Greengage}, in the Vocabulary.

   {Green gland} (Zo["o]l.), one of a pair of large green glands
      in Crustacea, supposed to serve as kidneys. They have
      their outlets at the bases of the larger antenn[ae].

   {Green hand}, a novice. [Colloq.]

   {Green heart} (Bot.), the wood of a lauraceous tree found in
      the West Indies and in South America, used for
      shipbuilding or turnery. The green heart of Jamaica and
      Guiana is the {Nectandra Rodi[oe]i}, that of Martinique is
      the {Colubrina ferruginosa}.

   {Green iron ore} (Min.) dufrenite.

   {Green laver} (Bot.), an edible seaweed ({Ulva latissima});
      -- called also {green sloke}.

   {Green lead ore} (Min.), pyromorphite.

   {Green linnet} (Zo["o]l.), the greenfinch.

   {Green looper} (Zo["o]l.), the cankerworm.

   {Green marble} (Min.), serpentine.

   {Green mineral}, a carbonate of copper, used as a pigment.
      See {Greengill}.

   {Green monkey} (Zo["o]l.) a West African long-tailed monkey
      ({Cercopithecus callitrichus}), very commonly tamed, and
      trained to perform tricks. It was introduced into the West
      Indies early in the last century, and has become very
      abundant there.

   {Green salt of Magnus} (Old Chem.), a dark green crystalline
      salt, consisting of ammonia united with certain chlorides
      of platinum.

   {Green sand} (Founding) molding sand used for a mold while
      slightly damp, and not dried before the cast is made.

   {Green sea} (Naut.), a wave that breaks in a solid mass on a
      vessel's deck.

   {Green sickness} (Med.), chlorosis.

   {Green snake} (Zo["o]l.), one of two harmless American snakes
      ({Cyclophis vernalis}, and {C. [ae]stivus}). They are
      bright green in color.

   {Green turtle} (Zo["o]l.), an edible marine turtle. See

   {Green vitriol}.
      (a) (Chem.) Sulphate of iron; a light green crystalline
          substance, very extensively used in the preparation of
          inks, dyes, mordants, etc.
      (b) (Min.) Same as {copperas}, {melanterite} and {sulphate
          of iron}.

   {Green ware}, articles of pottery molded and shaped, but not
      yet baked.

   {Green woodpecker} (Zo["o]l.), a common European woodpecker
      ({Picus viridis}); -- called also {yaffle}.
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