fire hydrant

fire hy·drant
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r hahy-druh nt]
    • /faɪər ˈhaɪ drənt/
    • /ˈfaɪə(r) ˈhaɪ.drənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r hahy-druh nt]
    • /faɪər ˈhaɪ drənt/

Definitions of fire hydrant words

  • noun fire hydrant a hydrant for use in extinguishing fires. 1
  • noun fire hydrant water pump 1
  • countable noun fire hydrant A fire hydrant is a pipe in the street from which fire fighters can obtain water for putting out a fire. 0
  • noun fire hydrant a hydrant for use as an emergency supply for fighting fires, esp one in a street 0
  • noun fire hydrant fireplug 0
  • noun fire hydrant (firefighting) A device used by firefighters to obtain water from the main supply, consisting of a barrel, connections for hose and a valve assembly. 0

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Origin of fire hydrant

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
First recorded in 1940-45

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Parts of speech for Fire hydrant


fire hydrant popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% 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.

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Synonyms for fire hydrant

noun fire hydrant

  • hydrant — an upright pipe with a spout, nozzle, or other outlet, usually in the street, for drawing water from a main or service pipe, especially for fighting fires.
  • fireplug — fire hydrant.

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