wildfire

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wild·fire

 (wīld′fīr′)
n.
1. A raging, rapidly spreading fire.
2. Something that acts very quickly and intensely: a land swept by the wildfire of revolution.
3. Lightning occurring without audible thunder.
4. A luminosity that appears over swamps or marshes at night; ignis fatuus.
5. A highly flammable material, such as Greek fire, once used in warfare.
Idiom:
like wildfire
Rapidly and intensely: The disease spread like wildfire.

wildfire

(ˈwaɪldˌfaɪə)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a highly flammable material, such as Greek fire, formerly used in warfare
2.
a. a raging and uncontrollable fire
b. anything that is disseminated quickly (esp in the phrase spread like wildfire)
3. (Physical Geography) lightning without audible thunder
4. (Physical Geography) another name for will-o'-the-wisp

wild•fire

(ˈwaɪldˌfaɪər)

n.
1. a highly flammable composition, as Greek fire, difficult to extinguish when ignited, formerly used in warfare.
2. any large fire that spreads rapidly and is hard to extinguish.
Idioms:
like wildfire, very rapidly and with unchecked force.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wildfire - a raging and rapidly spreading conflagrationwildfire - a raging and rapidly spreading conflagration
conflagration, inferno - a very intense and uncontrolled fire
Translations
حَريق هائِل مُدَمِّر

wildfire

[ˈwaɪldˌfaɪəʳ] N to spread like wildfirecorrer como un reguero de pólvora

wildfire

[ˈwaɪldfaɪər] n
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wildfire

[ˈwaɪldˌfaɪəʳ] n to spread like wildfirediffondersi a macchia d'olio

wild

(waild) adjective
1. (of animals) not tamed. wolves and other wild animals.
2. (of land) not cultivated.
3. uncivilized or lawless; savage. wild tribes.
4. very stormy; violent. a wild night at sea; a wild rage.
5. mad, crazy, insane etc. wild with hunger; wild with anxiety.
6. rash. a wild hope.
7. not accurate or reliable. a wild guess.
8. very angry.
ˈwildly adverb
ˈwildness noun
ˈwildfire: spread like wildfire
(of eg news) to spread extremely fast.
ˈwildfowl noun plural
wild birds, especially water birds such as ducks, geese etc.
ˌwild-ˈgoose chase
an attempt to catch or find something one cannot possibly obtain.
ˈwildlife noun
wild animals, birds, insects etc collectively. to protect wildlife.
in the wild
(of an animal) in its natural surroundings. Young animals have to learn to look after themselves in the wild.
the wilds
the uncultivated areas (of a country etc). They're living out in the wilds of Australia somewhere.
the Wild Westwest
References in classic literature ?
For Britain and France and Italy had declared war upon Germany and outraged Swiss neutrality; India, at the sight of Asiatic airships, had broken into a Hindoo insurrection in Bengal and a Mohametan revolt hostile to this in the North-west Provinces--the latter spreading like wildfire from Gobi to the Gold Coast--and the Confederation of Eastern Asia had seized the oil wells of Burmha and was impartially attacking America and Germany.
Or maybe the Los Angeles Unified School District's deadly virus - causing those it infects to deflect, deny and defend - is contagious, spreading like wildfire throughout downtown and the rest of the state.
When we learned the worm was crashing our customer's computers and spreading like wildfire, we quickly responded by providing SpySubtract to our user base to detect and destroy the worm," said Ed English, CEO, interMute.