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fire·work

 (fīr′wûrk′)
n.
1.
a. A device consisting of a combination of explosives and combustibles, set off to generate colored lights, smoke, and noise for amusement.
b. fireworks A display of such devices.
2. fireworks
a. An exciting or spectacular display, as of musical virtuosity.
b. A display of rage or fierce contention.

firework

(ˈfaɪəˌwɜːk)
n
(Chemistry) a device, such as a Catherine wheel, Roman candle, or rocket, in which combustible materials are ignited and produce coloured flames, sparks, and smoke, sometimes accompanied by bangs

fire•work

(ˈfaɪərˌwɜrk)

n.
1. Often, fireworks. a combustible or explosive device for producing a striking display of light or a loud noise, used for signaling or as part of a celebration.
2. fireworks,
a. a pyrotechnic display.
b. a display of violent temper.
[1550–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firework - (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flamesfirework - (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.
catherine wheel, pinwheel - a circular firework that spins round and round emitting colored fire
firecracker, banger, cracker - firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
fizgig - a firework that fizzes as it moves
maroon - an exploding firework used as a warning signal
Roman candle - a cylindrical firework that projects a series of colored balls of fire
serpent - a firework that moves in serpentine manner when ignited
skyrocket, rocket - sends a firework display high into the sky
sparkler - a firework that burns slowly and throws out a shower of sparks
squib - firework consisting of a tube filled with powder (as a broken firecracker) that burns with a fizzing noise
torpedo - a small firework that consists of a percussion cap and some gravel wrapped in paper; explodes when thrown forcefully against a hard surface
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
low explosive - an explosive with a low rate of combustion
Translations
ألعاب نارِيَّه
ohňostrojraketabengál
fyrværkerifyrværkeri-ballade
artfajraĵo
fuego artificial
ilotulite
feu d'artificefeu d’artifice
flugeldasÿning; lætiflugeldur
fuochi d'artificiofuoco artificialefuoco d'artificio
花火
bengál
ognjemet
vatromet
havai fişekhavaî fişek

firework

[ˈfaɪəwɜːk]
A. Nartilugio m pirotécnico (frm)
a stray firework fell onto the roofun cohete perdido cayó en el techo fireworksfuegos mpl artificiales
there'll be fireworks at the meeting (fig) → en la reunión se va a armar la gorda
B. CPD firework display Nfuegos mpl artificiales

firework

[ˈfaɪərwɜːrk]
nfeu m d'artifice fireworks
npl (= display) → feu m d'artificefirework display nfeu m d'artifice

firework

[ˈfaɪəˌwɜːk] nfuoco d'artificio

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.
References in classic literature ?
The little Princess had never seen a firework in her life, so the King had given orders that the Royal Pyrotechnist should be in attendance on the day of her marriage.
The regiment was like a firework that, once ignited, proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades.
It was the cow ferryman, who was taking his part in the rejoicings of the day, and letting off fireworks.
I lost some time, now, for these big children, their fears gone, became so ravished with wonder over my awe-compelling fireworks that I had to stay there and smoke a couple of pipes out before they would let me go.
Quite, Sammy, quite,' replied his father, 'for their appearance is wery sing'ler; besides that 'ere, I wondered to see the gen'l'm'n so formiliar with his servant; and, more than that, as they sat in the front, right behind the box, I heerd 'em laughing and saying how they'd done old Fireworks.
Thus, powerful fireworks, taking their starting-point from the base and bursting outside, could, by producing a recoil, check to a certain degree the projectile's speed.
For, my dear children, you must know that it happened just then that the young emperor who ruled over the City of Simple Simons had gained a great victory over his enemy, and in celebration thereof, he had ordered illuminations, fireworks, shows of all kinds, and, best of all, the opening of all prison doors.
With thunder and heavenly fireworks must one speak to indolent and somnolent senses.
The boys are going to have fireworks on the fourth, and have got some surprise for me.
She ignited her balloon while sending off fireworks, but she did not fall, and she would not have been killed, probably, had not her car dashed against a chimney and precipitated her to the ground.
Her brother Petya was upstairs too; with the man in attendance on him he was preparing fireworks to let off that night.
He was a man obviously on the way towards sixty, very florid and hairy, with much gray in his bushy whiskers and thick curly hair, a stoutish body which showed to disadvantage the somewhat worn joinings of his clothes, and the air of a swaggerer, who would aim at being noticeable even at a show of fireworks, regarding his own remarks on any other person's performance as likely to be more interesting than the performance itself.