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The hot, glowing mixture of burning gases and tiny particles that arises from combustion. Flames get their light either from the fluorescence of molecules or ions that have become excited, or from the incandescence of solid particles involved in the combustion process, such as the carbon particles from a candle.
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  1. The hot, glowing mixture of burning gases and tiny particles that arises from combustion. Flames get their light either from the fluorescence of molecules or ions that have become excited, or from the incandescence of solid particles involved in the combustion process, such as the carbon particles from a candle.
  2. A tongue of light rising from a fire
  3. The zone of burning gases and fine suspended matter associated with rapid combustion; a hot, glowing mass of burning gas or vapor.
A large destructive fire.
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  1. A large destructive fire.
  2. A big, destructive fire
A bright or steady light or glare:
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  1. A bright or steady light or glare:
  2. Any very bright, often hot, light or glare
  3. A brilliant mass or burst of flame; strongly burning fire
An outdoor fire in a camp, used for cooking or warmth:
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  1. An outdoor fire in a camp, used for cooking or warmth:
  2. An outdoor fire at a campsite
A pile of combustibles.
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  1. A pile of combustibles.
  2. A heap of combustibles for burning a corpse as a funeral rite.
  3. A pile, esp. of wood, on which a dead body is burned in a funeral rite
The glowing effect produced by using predominantly red or yellow hues.
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  1. The glowing effect produced by using predominantly red or yellow hues.
  2. The state or quality of having, giving off, or keeping in a moderate degree of heat
  3. The degree of heat in a substance, esp. when it is moderate; mild heat
(Astron.) A short-lived, spotlike outburst of increased brightness on the sun, seen esp. near sunspots and often accompanied by X-rays, gamma rays, etc.
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  1. (Astron.) A short-lived, spotlike outburst of increased brightness on the sun, seen esp. near sunspots and often accompanied by X-rays, gamma rays, etc.
  2. A bright, unsteady blaze of light lasting only a little while; outburst of flame
  3. (Photog.) A foggy spot on film, caused by a reflection of light from the lens
Something that functions as or resembles a screen, cover, divider, or barrier:
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  1. Something that functions as or resembles a screen, cover, divider, or barrier:
  2. A piece of fabric or other material that hangs in a window or open space as a decoration, shade, screen, or divider.
  3. An effect, line, or situation in a play just before the curtain closes
Intense heat; fire
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  1. Intense heat; fire
  2. Intensity of emotion, especially strong desire, enthusiasm, or devotion.
  3. Emotional warmth; passion
To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement:
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  1. To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement:
  2. To set free from physical restraint or binding; let go:
  3. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
A large fire built outdoors, as for signaling or in celebration of an event.
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  1. A large fire built outdoors, as for signaling or in celebration of an event.
A sudden flare-up, as of a military nature, that threatens to spread or intensify unless brought under control
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  1. A sudden flare-up, as of a military nature, that threatens to spread or intensify unless brought under control
  2. A fire in brushwood
The light emitted by an incandescent object.
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  1. The light emitted by an incandescent object.
  2. The emission of visible light from a substance or object as a result of heating it to a high temperature. The color of the light emitted from solids and liquids is a function of their chemical structure and their temperature; the higher the temperature, the more intense and even the distribution of frequencies is (that is, higher temperatures create brighter and whiter light than lower temperatures).
  3. (Physics) the emission of visible light by a hot body
An unincorporated community in Nebraska
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  1. An unincorporated community in Nebraska
  2. A city of western Nevada adjacent to Reno. It grew as a railroad center and shipping point for the area's gold and silver mines.
  3. Plural form of spark
The most intense or active stage:
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  1. The most intense or active stage:
  2. A degree of warmth or hotness:
  3. (Slang) Adverse comments or hostile criticism:
A sensation of warmth and well-being
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  1. A sensation of warmth and well-being
  2. Warmth of emotion; ardor, eagerness, etc.
  3. A light produced by a body heated to luminosity; incandescence.
(Astronomy) the rate at which a star radiates energy in all directions
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  1. (Astronomy) the rate at which a star radiates energy in all directions
  2. (Physics) the ratio of luminous flux to radiant flux at the same wavelength; the luminosity factor
  3. The ratio of luminous flux at a specific wavelength to the radiant flux at the same wavelength.
The act or process of burning
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  1. The act or process of burning
  2. The process of burning.
  3. Rapid oxidation accompanied by heat and, usually, light, as with magnesium
A sudden, brief outburst of anger, trouble, etc.
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  1. A sudden, brief outburst of anger, trouble, etc.
  2. A sudden outbreak, outburst or eruption (originally of flame, but now used more generally of any violent activity)
  3. A sudden outbreak of flame or light:
(Proper) That section of Dante's Divine Comedy which describes hell and the sufferings of the damned
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  1. (Proper) That section of Dante's Divine Comedy which describes hell and the sufferings of the damned
  2. A place of fiery heat or destruction.
  3. (Place) Hell or any place suggesting hell, usually characterized by great heat or flames
A large, intense fire, usually in an uninhabited area, that is difficult to bring under control
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  1. A large, intense fire, usually in an uninhabited area, that is difficult to bring under control
  2. (Obs.) A highly destructive fire
  3. A raging, rapidly spreading fire.
The stone or brick floor of a fireplace, often extending out into the room
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  1. The stone or brick floor of a fireplace, often extending out into the room
  2. A fireplace:
  3. The floor of a furnace on which the ore or metal rests for exposure to the flame
  1. The initiation of combustion.
  2. (Chem.) The heating of a compound or mixture to the point of complete combustion, complete chemical change, or complete removal of volatile material
  3. A setting on fire or catching on fire
(Astron.) The twinkling of the stars caused by density changes in the atmosphere
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  1. (Astron.) The twinkling of the stars caused by density changes in the atmosphere
  2. (Physics) The flash of light produced by a phosphor when it absorbs ionizing radiation
  3. (Astronomy) Rapid variation in the light of a celestial body caused by turbulence in Earth's atmosphere; a twinkling.
A hypothetical colorless, odorless, weightless substance once believed to be the combustible part of all flammable substances and to be given off as flame during burning. In the 18th century, Antoine Lavoisier proved that phlogiston does not exist.
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  1. A hypothetical colorless, odorless, weightless substance once believed to be the combustible part of all flammable substances and to be given off as flame during burning. In the 18th century, Antoine Lavoisier proved that phlogiston does not exist.
  2. A hypothetical substance formerly thought to be a volatile constituent of all combustible substances, released as flame in combustion.
  3. An imaginary element formerly believed to cause combustion and to be given off by anything burning; matter or principle of fire
The firing of a gun or guns
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  1. The firing of a gun or guns
  2. The use of firearms or artillery, as distinguished from other military tactics
The act or an instance of shooting a gun, specif., one that results in wounding or killing
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  1. The act or an instance of shooting a gun, specif., one that results in wounding or killing
The act or an instance of dismissing someone from a job.
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  1. The act or an instance of dismissing someone from a job.
  2. The shooting of firearms, etc.
  3. The process of applying fire or heat, as in the hardening or glazing of ceramics.
A stroke, kick, or other strike of the ball made before the ball touches the ground.
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  1. A stroke, kick, or other strike of the ball made before the ball touches the ground.
  2. A group of remarks, expressions, or actions directed toward a certain recipient or audience:
  3. (Sports) An exchange of strokes in a court game, such as volleyball, ending when one side fails to make a good return and resulting in a point or the loss of service.
An overwhelming, concentrated outpouring, as of words or requests:
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  1. An overwhelming, concentrated outpouring, as of words or requests:
  2. A curtain of artillery fire laid down to keep enemy forces from moving, or to cover or prepare the way for one's own forces, esp. in attack
  3. A heavy, prolonged attack of words, blows, etc.
A continuous firing of artillery
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  1. A continuous firing of artillery
  2. A harsh verbal or physical attack.
  3. An extended, usually heavy discharge of artillery.
(Plural only) A route taken by someone in authority.
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  1. (Plural only) A route taken by someone in authority.
  2. Plural form of round
  3. (Plural only) The practice of medical doctors visiting patients in a hospital according to a predetermined order.
A violent blowing apart or bursting caused by energy released from a very fast chemical reaction, a nuclear reaction, or the escape of gases under pressure.
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  1. A violent blowing apart or bursting caused by energy released from a very fast chemical reaction, a nuclear reaction, or the escape of gases under pressure.
  2. The loud, sharp sound made as a result of either of these actions.
  3. A sudden, great increase:
Lead or steel in small pellets, of which a quantity is used for a single charge of a shotgun
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  1. Lead or steel in small pellets, of which a quantity is used for a single charge of a shotgun
  2. A small amount given or applied at one time:
  3. (Sports & Games) An attempt to score into a goal, as in soccer or hockey.
A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
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  1. A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
  2. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
  3. An explosive noise:
A simultaneous or rapid and continuous discharge of many firearms
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  1. A simultaneous or rapid and continuous discharge of many firearms
  2. A discharge from a number of firearms, fired simultaneously or in rapid succession.
  3. Something like this; barrage
The simultaneous release of a rack of bombs from an aircraft.
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  1. The simultaneous release of a rack of bombs from an aircraft.
  2. The projectiles or bombs thus released.
  3. A discharge of a number of pieces of artillery or small arms, in regular succession or at the same time, either as a salute or, esp. in naval battles, as a broadside
  1. An artillery bombardment
  2. (Uncountable) grain from which the husk has been removed
  3. The removal of the shell from a nut, pea etc.
(Slang) A highly exciting or pleasurable experience or event, such as a big party.
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  1. (Slang) A highly exciting or pleasurable experience or event, such as a big party.
  2. A powerful hit, blow, or shot.
  3. A sudden loud sound, especially one produced by a stream of forced air:
A volley of shots, or a single series of shots from an automatic firearm
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  1. A volley of shots, or a single series of shots from an automatic firearm
  2. The number of bullets fired from an automatic weapon by one pull of the trigger.
  3. The result of bursting, especially the explosion of a projectile or bomb on impact or in the air.
A cloud or mist of fine liquid particles, as of water from breaking waves
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  1. A cloud or mist of fine liquid particles, as of water from breaking waves
  2. A device for shooting out such a jet
  3. A moving mass of particles or projectiles:
Fulfillment of the terms of something, such as a debt or promise.
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  1. Fulfillment of the terms of something, such as a debt or promise.
  2. A substance or material that is released, emitted, or excreted, especially from the body.
  3. A debtor’s release from a debt upon payment in full or upon adjudication of bankruptcy; the release of an inmate from prison; the termination of an employee; the act of releasing jurors from any further obligation, upon the giving of a verdict or the settlement or dismissal of the trial in which they serve. A debtor’s release from a debt upon payment in full or upon adjudication of bankruptcy; the release of an inmate from prison; the termination of an employee; the act of releasing jurors from any further obligation, upon the giving of a verdict or the settlement or dismissal of the trial in which they serve.
An explosion.
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  1. An explosion.
  2. The act of exploding.
Something likened to continuous gunfire:
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  1. Something likened to continuous gunfire:
  2. Heavy, continuous gunfire:
  3. Heavy and continuous gunfire, thought of as resembling a drumroll
A disposition or placement of troops that makes them vulnerable to such fire
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  1. A disposition or placement of troops that makes them vulnerable to such fire
  2. Gunfire, from either flank, directed along the length of a column or line of troops
  3. (Architecture) A linear arrangement of a series of interior doors, as to a suite of rooms, so as to provide an unobstructed view when the doors are open.
The side of a ship above the water line.
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  1. The side of a ship above the water line.
  2. A vigorous or abusive attack in words, esp. in a newspaper
  3. (--- originally) A large sheet of paper printed on one side, as with a political message
The capacity, as of a weapon, weapons system, military unit, or position, for delivering fire.
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  1. The capacity, as of a weapon, weapons system, military unit, or position, for delivering fire.
  2. (Mil.) The capacity of a given weapon, unit, etc. to deliver fire
  3. The ability to deliver fire against an enemy in combat.
The bursting shells fired from such artillery.
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  1. The bursting shells fired from such artillery.
  2. The fire of antiaircraft guns
  3. (Informal) Strong, clamorous criticism, opposition, etc.
An antiaircraft gun.
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  1. An antiaircraft gun.
  2. (Slang) An antiaircraft gun or its fire
A spirited quality in action or style; verve.
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  1. A spirited quality in action or style; verve.
  2. A splash:
  3. A small quantity of something added
A sparkling, or glittering
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  1. Excitement of imagination such as that which animates a poet, artist, or musician, in composing or performing
  2. Exuberant enthusiasm; spirit, dash, etc.
  3. Energy and enthusiasm in the expression of ideas, especially in artistic performance or composition:
To cause to burn:
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  1. To cause to burn:
  2. To catch on fire; start burning
  3. To set fire to; cause to burn
To provide, cover, or fill with light; illuminate:
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  1. To provide, cover, or fill with light; illuminate:
  2. Electromagnetic energy of a wavelength just outside the range the human eye can detect, such as infrared light and ultraviolet light.
  3. In a light manner; lightly.
To undergo or cause the release of stored energy or electric charge, as from a battery or capacitor.
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  1. To undergo or cause the release of stored energy or electric charge, as from a battery or capacitor.
  2. To release, as from confinement, care, or duty:
  3. To shoot:
(Slang) To vomit (the contents of the stomach).
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  1. (Slang) To vomit (the contents of the stomach).
  2. To cause to move with great force or violence:
  3. To move with force or violence; rush
To undergo or cause the release of stored energy or electric charge, as from a battery or capacitor.
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  1. To undergo or cause the release of stored energy or electric charge, as from a battery or capacitor.
  2. To release, as from confinement, care, or duty:
  3. To shoot:
Used other than as an idiom: see let,‎ go.
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: see let,‎ go.
  2. (Euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
  3. (Euphemistic) To fail to maintain a standard of appearance, behavior, or performance.
To eject from a position or place; force out:
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  1. To eject from a position or place; force out:
  2. (Law) To effect an ouster of (a party) from a property.
  3. To force or drive out; expel, dispossess, eject, etc.
To put spirit into; give life or courage to; cheer; exhilarate
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  1. To put spirit into; give life or courage to; cheer; exhilarate
  2. To strengthen or hearten; give impetus or vigour
To cause someone to have (a feeling or reaction); elicit or arouse:
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  1. To cause someone to have (a feeling or reaction); elicit or arouse:
  2. To arouse or produce (a thought or feeling)
  3. To fill with enlivening or exalting emotion:
To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited:
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  1. To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited:
  2. To become aroused
  3. To give rise to (a feeling, for example); stir up:
To turn red or make glow:
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  1. To turn red or make glow:
  2. To arouse passion, desire, or violence in; excite intensely, as with anger
  3. To become roused, excited, stimulated, etc.
Any very bright, often hot, light or glare
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  1. Any very bright, often hot, light or glare
  2. A bright or steady light or glare:
  3. A brilliant burst of fire; a flame.
A large destructive fire.
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  1. A large destructive fire.
  2. A big, destructive fire
The burning gas or vapor of a fire, seen as a flickering light of various colors; blaze
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  1. The burning gas or vapor of a fire, seen as a flickering light of various colors; blaze
  2. The condition of active, blazing combustion:
  3. A tongue of light rising from a fire
A sudden outbreak, outburst or eruption (originally of flame, but now used more generally of any violent activity)
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  1. A sudden outbreak, outburst or eruption (originally of flame, but now used more generally of any violent activity)
  2. A sudden outbreak of flame or light:
  3. A sudden outburst of flame
Eagerness; enthusiasm; zeal
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  1. Eagerness; enthusiasm; zeal
  2. Intensity of emotion, especially strong desire, enthusiasm, or devotion.
  3. Emotional warmth; passion
The state of being fervent
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  1. The state of being fervent
  2. The condition or quality of being fervent.
  3. Great warmth of feeling; ardor
Intense heat.
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  1. Intense heat.
  2. Great warmth of emotion; ardor; zeal
Any one of the emotions, as hate, grief, love, fear, joy, etc.
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  1. Any one of the emotions, as hate, grief, love, fear, joy, etc.
  2. Strong love or affection
  3. Any of the Gospel narratives of Jesus' Passion and of accompanying events
Emotional warmth; passion
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  1. Emotional warmth; passion
  2. Intensity of emotion, especially strong desire, enthusiasm, or devotion.
  3. Eagerness; enthusiasm; zeal
A source or cause of great excitement or interest.
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  1. A source or cause of great excitement or interest.
  2. Religious fanaticism.
  3. Intense or eager interest; zeal; fervor
Intense heat.
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  1. Intense heat.
  2. Great warmth of emotion; ardor; zeal
Strong love or affection
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  1. Strong love or affection
  2. An artistic work, as an oratorio or a play, based on these narratives
  3. Any of the Gospel narratives of Jesus' Passion and of accompanying events
Intense enthusiasm, as in working for a cause; ardent endeavor or devotion; ardor; fervor
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  1. Intense enthusiasm, as in working for a cause; ardent endeavor or devotion; ardor; fervor
The quality of being zealous; zeal.
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(Music) Sharpness and clarity of tone.
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  1. (Music) Sharpness and clarity of tone.
  2. Splendor; magnificence.
  3. Exceptional clarity and agility of intellect or invention.
An act of being brilliant.
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  1. An act of being brilliant.
  2. (Chess) A spectacular and beautiful game of chess, generally featuring sacrificial attacks and unexpected moves.
  3. Brilliance, as of intellect or artistic performance.
(Uncountable) the state of being luminous, or a luminous object; brilliance or radiance
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  1. (Uncountable) the state of being luminous, or a luminous object; brilliance or radiance
  2. (Physics) the ratio of luminous flux to radiant flux at the same wavelength; the luminosity factor
  3. Brightness
The quality or state of being radiant; brightness
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  1. The quality or state of being radiant; brightness
  2. (Physics) The radiant energy emitted per unit time in a specified direction by a unit area of an emitting surface.
The state or quality of being brilliant, as:
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  1. The state or quality of being brilliant, as:
  2. The fact of being brilliant; great brightness, radiance, intensity, splendor, intelligence, etc.
  3. Exceptional clarity and agility of intellect or invention.
(Chess) A spectacular and beautiful game of chess, generally featuring sacrificial attacks and unexpected moves.
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  1. (Chess) A spectacular and beautiful game of chess, generally featuring sacrificial attacks and unexpected moves.
  2. An act of being brilliant.
  3. Brilliance, as of intellect or artistic performance.
A person having such capacity or ability
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  1. A person having such capacity or ability
  2. Particular character or essential spirit or nature of a nation, place, age, etc.
  3. Extraordinary intellectual and creative power:
An inspiring influence; any stimulus to creative thought or action
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  1. An inspiring influence; any stimulus to creative thought or action
  2. The quality of being so excited, as manifested in something:
  3. Something, such as a sudden creative act or idea, that is inspired:
To set on fire; make blaze up
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  1. To set on fire; make blaze up
  2. To catch fire.
  3. To set afire; light.
To cause to burn:
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  1. To cause to burn:
  2. To catch on fire; start burning
  3. To set fire to; cause to burn
To become bright
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  1. To become bright
  2. To cause to glow; light up:
  3. To light (a fire)
To provide, cover, or fill with light; illuminate:
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  1. To provide, cover, or fill with light; illuminate:
  2. Electromagnetic energy of a wavelength just outside the range the human eye can detect, such as infrared light and ultraviolet light.
  3. In a light manner; lightly.
(Informal) To set fire to, as in arson
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  1. (Informal) To set fire to, as in arson
  2. To cause to burn or undergo combustion, especially with extraordinary rapidity, force, or thoroughness.
To give life to; fill with life:
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  1. To give life to; fill with life:
  2. To stimulate to action or creative effort; inspire
  3. To give motion to; put into action
To set afire; light.
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  1. To set afire; light.
  2. To set on fire; make blaze up
  3. To stir up; arouse; excite
To arouse the passions of.
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  1. To arouse the passions of.
  2. Make passionate, instill passion in
  3. To fill with passion; arouse emotionally
To cause (someone) to have a particular feeling; affect or touch:
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  1. To cause (someone) to have a particular feeling; affect or touch:
  2. To arouse or produce (a thought or feeling)
  3. To fill with enlivening or exalting emotion:
To become excited
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  1. To become excited
  2. To build or fuel (a fire).
  3. To give birth to young. Used especially of rabbits.
To be capable of being stirred:
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  1. To be capable of being stirred:
  2. To add or mix in (an ingredient, for example) into a liquid or mixture by moving an implement:
  3. To mix together the ingredients of (a liquid, for example) before cooking or use by moving an implement:
(Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
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  1. (Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
  2. To hit, wound, kill, or destroy with a bullet, arrow, etc.
  3. (--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
To emit a loud, intense sound; blare:
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  1. To emit a loud, intense sound; blare:
  2. (Slang, Sports) To drive (a ball) far with a sharp blow of the bat or club
  3. To blow up or move with or as with an explosive; explode
To blossom
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  1. To blossom
  2. To bloom or cause to bloom.
To be or seem to be full to the point of breaking open:
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  1. To be or seem to be full to the point of breaking open:
  2. To give sudden utterance or expression:
  3. To come apart suddenly and violently, as from internal pressure; fly into pieces; break open or out; explode
To explode violently and noisily
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  1. To explode violently and noisily
  2. To cause (a bomb, dynamite, etc.) to explode
To release mechanical, chemical, or nuclear energy by the sudden production of gases in a confined space:
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  1. To release mechanical, chemical, or nuclear energy by the sudden production of gases in a confined space:
  2. To cause to change suddenly and violently from a solid or liquid to a quickly expanding gas
  3. To be exploded; burst noisily and violently
To cause to explode.
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  1. To cause to explode.
  2. To explode or detonate.
  3. To issue (a denunciation, for example) thunderously.
To move with or as if with great speed:
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  1. To move with or as if with great speed:
Common misspelling of lose.
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  1. Common misspelling of lose.
  2. To make less strict; relax:
  3. Loosely; in a loose manner
To send out into space; cast:
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  1. To send out into space; cast:
  2. To get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively
  3. To throw forward; hurl:
To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
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  1. To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
  2. To cause to develop or progress:
(Slang) To send, hand, or give in a swift or hasty way
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  1. (Slang) To send, hand, or give in a swift or hasty way
  2. To send forth suddenly, intensely, or swiftly:
  3. To jut out; project
To let fall; drop:
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  1. To let fall; drop:
  2. To give birth to prematurely:
  3. To calculate astrologically:
To cast (a look or the eyes) suddenly and rapidly in a direction.
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  1. To cast (a look or the eyes) suddenly and rapidly in a direction.
  2. To throw, shoot, or send out suddenly and fast
  3. (--- Archaic) To throw or cast (a dart or missile).
To move swiftly or impetuously; rush
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  1. To move swiftly or impetuously; rush
  2. To throw so as to break; smash
  3. To throw, knock, or thrust
To move suddenly and violently; rush; dash
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  1. To move suddenly and violently; rush; dash
  2. To throw (oneself) energetically (into a task)
  3. To throw, esp. with force or violence; hurl; cast
(Naut.) To raise, haul, pull, move, etc. by pulling with a rope or cable
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  1. (Naut.) To raise, haul, pull, move, etc. by pulling with a rope or cable
  2. To push (at a capstan to turn it)
  3. To throw
To cause to move with great force or violence:
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  1. To cause to move with great force or violence:
  2. To throw or fling with force or violence
  3. To cast down; overthrow
To move with or as if with great speed:
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  1. To move with or as if with great speed:
To start (a person) on some course or career
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  1. To start (a person) on some course or career
  2. To hurl, discharge, or send off (a weapon, blow, etc.)
  3. To throw oneself (into) with vigor; rush; plunge
To throw, usually with careful aim.
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  1. To throw, usually with careful aim.
  2. (Baseball) To throw (the ball) from the mound to the batter.
  3. To throw; cast, fling, or toss
(Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
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  1. (Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
  2. (Games) To throw dice.
  3. To cast (an anchor, fish net, etc.)
To throw or fling, esp. sideways with a jerk
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  1. To throw or fling, esp. sideways with a jerk
  2. To move suddenly or draw back, as if startled or afraid:
  3. To move suddenly as when startled; jump; start; recoil
To throw (stones, etc.) with a sling
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  1. To throw (stones, etc.) with a sling
  2. To throw or fling:
  3. To throw, cast, fling, or hurl
To cause to fly through the air by releasing from the hand while the arm is in rapid motion; cast; hurl
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  1. To cause to fly through the air by releasing from the hand while the arm is in rapid motion; cast; hurl
  2. To direct, cast, turn, project, etc.
  3. To cast off; shed
To throw in or bandy (ideas, remarks, etc.)
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  1. To throw in or bandy (ideas, remarks, etc.)
  2. To throw or propel to the ground:
  3. To throw or pitch about; fling here and there; buffet
To dismiss from a position of command or responsibility, especially for disciplinary reasons:
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  1. To dismiss from a position of command or responsibility, especially for disciplinary reasons:
  2. To dismiss, esp. in dishonor, from a position of command, trust, etc.
  3. (Now rare) To dismiss (someone, especially military personnel) from service.
(Electricity) To cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from (a battery, for example).
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  1. (Electricity) To cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from (a battery, for example).
  2. To release the charge of (a gun); fire
  3. To release (a soldier, jury, etc.) from duty
(Law) To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
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  1. (Law) To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
  2. To send away; cause or allow to leave
  3. To direct or allow to leave:
To pass or slip into a specified state or condition:
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  1. To pass or slip into a specified state or condition:
  2. To leave out (a letter, for example) in speaking or writing.
  3. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
To come to an end; reach a stopping point:
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  1. To come to an end; reach a stopping point:
  2. To bring to an end in space or time; form the end or conclusion of; limit, bound, finish, or conclude
  3. To form an end or produce a result. Often used with in :
To trim, split, etc. with an ax
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  1. To trim, split, etc. with an ax
  2. To cut off, remove, get rid of, etc.
  3. (Now dialectal or nonstandard) Alternative form of ask.
To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
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  1. To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
  2. (Computing) To bootstrap; to start a system, eg. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap.
  3. (Comput.) To start (a computer) and prepare for use by loading automatically (the operating system) into memory, as from a disk
(Slang) To put (an undesirable person) out by force
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  1. (Slang) To put (an undesirable person) out by force
  2. To cause to strike an object or a surface and rebound:
  3. To present or propose for comment or approval. Often used with off:
Used to indicate possession of a specified power, right, or privilege:
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  1. Used to indicate possession of a specified power, right, or privilege:
  2. To put an end or stop to:
  3. Used to indicate possibility or probability:
(Slang) To discharge from employment:
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  1. (Slang) To discharge from employment:
  2. (Football) To tackle (a quarterback attempting to pass the ball) behind the line of scrimmage.
  3. (Slang) To dismiss (a person) from a job; discharge
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