firebrand

  • 1 Firebrand — Fire brand , n. 1. A piece of burning wood. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. One who inflames factions, or causes contention and mischief; an incendiary. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 firebrand — index demagogue, hoodlum Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 firebrand — c.1200, piece of wood kindled at a fire, from FIRE (Cf. fire) + BRAND (Cf. brand). Figurative sense of one who kindles mischief or passions is from late 14c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 firebrand — [n] agitator demonstrator, guerrilla, instigator, malcontent, protester, rabble rouser, rebel, revolutionist, troublemaker; concepts 359,412,423 …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 firebrand — ► NOUN ▪ a fervent supporter of a particular cause, especially one who incites unrest …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 firebrand — [fīr′brand΄] n. 1. a piece of burning wood 2. a person who stirs up others to rebellion or strife …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Firebrand — The word Firebrand has several uses: * A Female all girl band based in Leicester/Nottingham * A piece of burning wood * A person with a penchant for militancy in speech and/or action. * A person who changes lives *Blackburn Firebrand aircraft… …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 Firebrand — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Firebrand est un personnage de plusieurs jeux vidéo Capcom. Firebrand est un personnage de comics Marvel. Firebrand est un personnage de comics DC.… …

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  • 9 firebrand — noun /ˈfaɪə.bɹænd,ˈfaɪɚ.bɹænd/ a) An argumentative troublemaker or revolutionary; one who agitates against the current situation. The member of the colleges Communist League was a firebrand who would launch a sit in or protest march at a moments… …

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  • 10 firebrand — [[t]fa͟ɪ͟ə(r)brænd[/t]] firebrands N COUNT If you describe someone as a firebrand, especially someone who is very active in politics, you mean that they are always trying to make people take strong action. ...his reputation as a young firebrand …

    English dictionary

  • 11 firebrand — UK [ˈfaɪə(r)ˌbrænd] / US [ˈfaɪrˌbrænd] noun [countable] Word forms firebrand : singular firebrand plural firebrands a) someone who has strong feelings, especially about politics, and wants to change things or encourage other people to feel the… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 firebrand — noun Firebrand is used before these nouns: ↑preacher …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 firebrand — fire|brand [ˈfaıəbrænd US ˈfaır ] n someone who tries to make people angry about a law, government etc so that they will try to change it ▪ an idealistic young firebrand from the valleys …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 firebrand — noun Date: 13th century 1. a piece of burning wood 2. one that creates unrest or strife (as in aggressively promoting a cause) ; agitator …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 firebrand — /fuyeur brand /, n. 1. a piece of burning wood or other material. 2. a person who kindles strife or encourages unrest; an agitator; troublemaker. [1175 1225; ME; see FIRE, BRAND] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 Firebrand —    Isa. 7:4, Amos 4:11, Zech. 3:2, denotes the burnt end of a stick (Heb. ud); in Judg. 15:4, a lamp or torch, a flambeau (Heb. lappid); in Prov. 26:18 (comp. Eph. 6:16), burning darts or arrows (Heb. zikkim) …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 17 firebrand — Synonyms and related words: Mafioso, Young Turk, agent provocateur, agitator, agitprop, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, bomber, brand, brute, burning ember, butane lighter, catalyst, cigarette lighter, cinder, coal, demagogue, demon, devil,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 firebrand — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n., revolutionary, terrorist, hothead (see agitation). II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A burning stick] Syn. torch, brand, burning ember, spill; see embers . 2. [An inflammatory person] Syn. incendiary,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 firebrand — fire|brand [ faır,brænd ] noun count someone who has strong feelings, especially about politics, and wants to change things or encourage other people to feel the same a. someone who has strong feelings of anger or enthusiasm and often expresses… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 firebrand — sb. Alys. 6848 …

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