fire-eater

  • 1Fire eater — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Fire-Eater — may refer to:*A dubbed episode of Dragon Ball *Fire Eater (comics), a Marvel comics character …

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  • 3fire-eater — fire .eater n an entertainer who puts burning sticks into his mouth >fire eating n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4fire-eater — fire ,eater noun count an entertainer who does tricks with fire, including putting burning sticks into their mouth …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5fire-eater — [fīr′ēt΄ər] n. 1. a performer at circuses, etc. who pretends to eat fire 2. a hot tempered person always ready to quarrel or fight …

    English World dictionary

  • 6Fire-eater — (engl., spr. fair īter, »Feueresser«), ein leidenschaftlicher, übereilt handelnder Mensch, besonders im amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg Bezeichnung für gewisse hitzige Führer der südstaatlichen Politik …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7fire-eater — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fire eater : singular fire eater plural fire eaters an entertainer who does tricks with fire, including putting burning sticks into their mouth …

    English dictionary

  • 8fire-eater — fire′ eat er n. 1) an entertainer who pretends to eat fire 2) an easily provoked, belligerent person • Etymology: 1665–75 fire′ eat ing, adj. n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 9fire-eater — fire eating, adj., n. /fuyeur ee teuhr/, n. 1. an entertainer who pretends to eat fire. 2. an easily provoked, belligerent person. 3. U.S. Hist. an early and extreme Southern advocate of secession before the Civil War. [1665 75] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10fire-eater — fire eaters N COUNT Fire eaters are performers who put flaming rods into their mouths in order to entertain people …

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  • 11fire-eater — noun 1. a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires • Syn: ↑fireman, ↑firefighter, ↑fire fighter • Hypernyms: ↑defender, ↑guardian, ↑protector, ↑shielder …

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  • 12fire eater — Synonyms and related words: Mafioso, Tartar, Young Turk, adventurer, adventuress, bear, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, bomber, brazenface, brute, crank, crosspatch, daredevil, demon, devil, dragon, feist, fiend, fire brigade, fire department …

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  • 13fire-eater — noun a) A performer who pretends to swallow fire. Frustrated in their attempts to change the law, fire eaters turned their efforts to breaking it. b) A quarrelsome or belligerent person. See Also: fire eating …

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  • 14fire-eater — /ˈfaɪər itə/ (say fuyuhr eetuh) noun 1. an entertainer who pretends to eat fire. 2. someone who seeks occasion to fight or quarrel. Also, fire swallower. –fire eating, adjective …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 15fire-eater — noun Date: 1672 1. a performer who pretends to eat fire 2. a. a violent or pugnacious person b. a person who displays very militant or aggressive partisanship …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16fire eater — entertainer who eats fire …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17fire-eater — noun 1》 an entertainer who appears to eat fire. 2》 dated an aggressive or quarrelsome person …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18fire-eater — n. 1. Duellist, fighting character, quarrelsome brawler. 2. Blusterer, swaggerer, vaporer, Hector, Hotspur, mock hero …

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  • 19fire-eater — noun (C) 1 an entertainer who puts burning sticks into his mouth 2 informal someone who gets angry and quarrels very easily …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20fire-eater —  Hot tempered person …

    A concise dictionary of English slang