fire escape

fire escape
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /faɪər is-ˈkāp, es-, dial iks-ˈkāp/
    • /ˈfaɪə(r) ɪˈskeɪp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /faɪər is-ˈkāp, es-, dial iks-ˈkāp/

Definitions of fire escape words

  • noun fire escape an apparatus or structure used to escape from a burning building, as a metal stairway down an outside wall. 1
  • noun fire escape emergency stairway 1
  • countable noun fire escape A fire escape is a metal staircase on the outside of a building, which can be used to escape from the building if there is a fire. 0
  • noun fire escape a means of evacuating people from a building in the event of fire, esp a metal staircase outside the building 0
  • noun fire escape a fireproof stairway down an outside wall, to help people escape from a burning building 0
  • noun fire escape a ladder, chute, rope, etc. used for the same purpose 0

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Origin of fire escape

First appearance:

before 1670
One of the 47% oldest English words
First recorded in 1670-80

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Parts of speech for Fire escape


fire escape popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fire escape usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fire escape

noun fire escape

  • exit — A way out, especially of a public building, room, or passenger vehicle.

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