Definition of afire in English:

afire

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Pronunciation: /əˈfʌɪə
 
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adverb & adjective

literary
  • On fire; burning: [as predic. adjective]: the whole mill was afire
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    • White fumes rose from tear gas fired by the French, and black smoke billowed from a roadblock of burning metal drums set afire at the base gates by the loyalists.
    • Crooked fingers of lightning nearly lit the sky afire, and the thunder crackled like shots from a cannon.
    • My favorite Olympic torch lighting ceremony was in Barcelona, 1992, when an archer shot a flaming arrow over the altar to set it afire.

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