Definition of afire in English:

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afire

Pronunciation: /əˈfʌɪə/

adverb& adjective

literary
On fire; burning: [as predicative adjective]: the whole mill was afire
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with afire

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