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fire·man

 (fīr′mən)
n.
1. A firefighter.
2. A man who tends fires; a stoker.
3. An enlisted man in the US Navy or Coast Guard engaged in the operation of engineering machinery.
4. Baseball A relief pitcher.

fireman

(ˈfaɪəmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Professions) a man who fights fires, usually a public employee or trained volunteer. Gender-neutral form: firefighter
2. (Railways)
a. (on steam locomotives) the man who stokes the fire and controls the injectors feeding water to the boiler
b. (on diesel and electric locomotives) the driver's assistant
3. a man who tends furnaces; stoker
4. (Mining & Quarrying) Also called: deputy a mine official responsible for safety precautions. US equivalent: fire boss
5. (Military) navy US a junior rating who works on marine engineering equipment
6. informal any employee who is dispatched to deal with trouble at short notice

fire•man

(ˈfaɪər mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person employed to extinguish or prevent fires; firefighter.
2. a person employed to tend fires; stoker.
3.
a. a person employed to fire and lubricate a steam locomotive.
b. a person employed to assist the engineer of a diesel or electric locomotive.
4. an enlisted person in the U.S. Navy assigned to the care and operation of a ship's machinery.
[1650–60]
usage: See -man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fireman - play in which children pretend to put out a firefireman - play in which children pretend to put out a fire
child's play, play - activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; "Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"
2.fireman - a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
3.fireman - a pitcher who does not start the game
finisher, closer - (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
hurler, pitcher, twirler - (baseball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher has a sore arm"
4.fireman - a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish firesfireman - a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
fire department - the department of local government responsible for preventing and extinguishing fires
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
fire chief, fire marshal - the head of a fire department
fire warden, forest fire fighter, ranger - an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
Translations
إطفائي، رجُل مطافئرَجُلُ الـمَطَافِئ
hasič
brandmand
palomiessyöttäjälämmittäjä
vatrogasac
tûzoltótűzoltó
slökkviliîsmaîur
消防士
소방관
brannmannfyrbøterbrannkonstabel
hasič
gasilec
brandman
เจ้าหน้าที่ดับเพลิง
lính cứu hỏa

fireman

[ˈfaɪəmən] N (firemen (pl)) [of fire service] → bombero/a m/f (Rail) → fogonero/a m/f
fireman's lift manera de llevar a una persona sobre un solo hombro

fireman

[ˈfaɪərmən] npompier m
He's a fireman → Il est pompier.fire master n (British)capitaine m des pompiers

fireman

[ˈfaɪəmən] n (-men (pl)) → vigile m del fuoco, pompiere m

fire

(ˈfaiə) noun
1. anything that is burning, whether accidentally or not. a warm fire in the kitchen; Several houses were destroyed in a fire.
2. an apparatus for heating. a gas fire; an electric fire.
3. the heat and light produced by burning. Fire is one of man's greatest benefits.
4. enthusiasm. with fire in his heart.
5. attack by gunfire. The soldiers were under fire.
verb
1. (of china, pottery etc) to heat in an oven, or kiln, in order to harden and strengthen. The ceramic pots must be fired.
2. to make (someone) enthusiastic; to inspire. The story fired his imagination.
3. to operate (a gun etc) by discharging a bullet etc from it. He fired his revolver three times.
4. to send out or discharge (a bullet etc) from a gun etc. He fired three bullets at the target.
5. (often with at or on) to aim and operate a gun at; to shoot at. They suddenly fired on us; She fired at the target.
6. to send away someone from his/her job; to dismiss. He was fired from his last job for being late.
fire alarm
an apparatus (eg a bell) to give warning of a fire. Everyone had to leave the building when the fire alarm rang.
ˈfirearm noun
any type of gun. In most countries you need a licence to keep firearms.
ˈfire-brigade noun
a company of firemen. Call the fire-brigade!
ˈfire-cracker noun
a kind of firework which makes a loud noise.
ˈfire-engine noun
a vehicle carrying firemen and their equipment.
ˈfire-escape noun
a means of escape from a building in case of fire, usually in the form of a metal staircase on the outside of the building. Hotels should have fire-escapes.
ˈfire-extinguisher noun
an apparatus (usually containing chemicals) for putting out fires. There must be fire-extinguishers in every room.
ˈfire-guard noun
a metal framework placed in front of a fireplace for safety.
ˈfireman noun
a man whose job is to put out accidental fires or those caused deliberately as a criminal act.
ˈfireplace noun
a space in a room (usually in a wall) with a chimney above, for a fire. a wide stone fireplace.
ˈfireproof adjective
that is made so it cannot catch fire. a fireproof suit.
ˈfireside noun
a place beside a fireplace. The old man slept by the fireside; (also adjective) a fireside chair.
ˈfire-station noun
the building or buildings where fire-engines and other pieces of equipment used by firemen are kept.
ˈfirewood noun
wood that is suitable for burning as fuel. I went into the garden to cut firewood.
ˈfirework noun
a small exploding device giving off a colourful display of lights. Rockets are my favourite fireworks; (also adjective) a firework display; If your sister finds out, there'll be fireworks (= a display of anger)!
ˈfiring-squad noun
a group of soldiers with guns, to execute a prisoner. He must face the firing-squad.
catch fire
to begin to burn. Dry wood catches fire easily.
on fire
burning. The building is on fire!
open fire (usually with on)
to begin shooting at. The enemy opened fire (on us).
play with fire
to do something dangerous or risky. Putting all your money into that business is playing with fire!
set fire to (something) / set (something) on fire
to cause (something) to begin burning usually accidentally or deliberately as a criminal act. They set fire to the ambassador's house; She has set the house on fire.
under fire
1. being shot at. We have been under fire from the enemy all day.
2. being criticized or blamed. The government is under fire.

fireman

رَجُلُ الـمَطَافِئ hasič brandmand Feuerwehrmann πυροσβέστης bombero palomies pompier vatrogasac vigile del fuoco 消防士 소방관 brandweerman brannmann strażak bombeiro пожарник brandman เจ้าหน้าที่ดับเพลิง itfaiyeci lính cứu hỏa 消防队员
References in classic literature ?
The fireman, as he looked up from his sweaty toil, sometimes found those eyes looking wonderingly into the raging depths of the furnace, and fearfully and pityingly at him, as if she thought him in some dreadful danger.
Why, it would merely say, 'Town burned down; no insurance; boy brast a window, fireman brake his neck
Mealy's father was a waterman, who had the additional distinction of being a fireman, and was engaged as such at one of the large theatres; where some young relation of Mealy's - I think his little sister - did Imps in the Pantomimes.
Once a fireman did not hesitate to faint, leaders and front-row and back-row girls alike had plenty of excuses for the fright that made them quicken their pace when passing some dark corner or ill-lighted corridor.
Then I got to be a professor of gymnastics, so as to make better use of my talents; and then I was a sergeant fireman at Paris, and assisted at many a big fire.
Between the acts he mustered his following - three fellows he knew from the nail works, a railroad fireman, and half a dozen of the Boo Gang, along with as many more from the dread Eighteen-and- Market Gang.