fire away

fire a·way
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r uh-wey]
    • /faɪər əˈweɪ/
    • /ˈfaɪə(r) əˈweɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r uh-wey]
    • /faɪər əˈweɪ/

Definitions of fire away words

  • noun fire away a state, process, or instance of combustion in which fuel or other material is ignited and combined with oxygen, giving off light, heat, and flame. 1
  • noun fire away a burning mass of material, as on a hearth or in a furnace. 1
  • noun fire away the destructive burning of a building, town, forest, etc.; conflagration. 1
  • noun fire away heat used for cooking, especially the lighted burner of a stove: Put the kettle on the fire. 1
  • noun fire away Greek fire. 1
  • noun fire away flashing light; luminous appearance. 1

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Origin of fire away

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English fȳr; cognate with Old Norse fūrr, German Feuer, Greek pŷr (see pyro-); (v.) Middle English firen to kindle, inflame, derivative of the noun

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fire away popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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