Pronunciation: bûrn
v. t.1.To consume with fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or fire; - frequently intensified by up: as, to burn up wood.
[imp. & p. p. Burned (bûrnd) or Burnt (bûrnt); p. pr. & vb. n. Burning.]
2.To injure by fire or heat; to change destructively some property or properties of, by undue exposure to fire or heat; to scorch; to scald; to blister; to singe; to char; to sear; as, to burn steel in forging; to burn one's face in the sun; the sun burns the grass.
3.To perfect or improve by fire or heat; to submit to the action of fire or heat for some economic purpose; to destroy or change some property or properties of, by exposure to fire or heat in due degree for obtaining a desired residuum, product, or effect; to bake; as, to burn clay in making bricks or pottery; to burn wood so as to produce charcoal; to burn limestone for the lime.
4.To make or produce, as an effect or result, by the application of fire or heat; as, to burn a hole; to burn charcoal; to burn letters into a block.
5.To consume, injure, or change the condition of, as if by action of fire or heat; to affect as fire or heat does; as, to burn the mouth with pepper.
6.(Surg.) To apply a cautery to; to cauterize.
7.(Chem.) To cause to combine with oxygen or other active agent, with evolution of heat; to consume; to oxidize; as, a man burns a certain amount of carbon at each respiration; to burn iron in oxygen.
To burn
(Engin.) to fuse and unite them by pouring over them a quantity of the same metal in a liquid state.
To burn a bowl
(Game of Bowls) to displace it accidentally, the bowl so displaced being said to be burned.
To burn daylight
to light candles before it is dark; to waste time; to perform superfluous actions.
To burn one's fingers
to get one's self into unexpected trouble, as by interfering the concerns of others, speculation, etc.
- Shak.
To burn out
a - to destroy or obliterate by burning.
b - to force (people) to flee by burning their homes or places of business; as, the rioters burned out the Chinese businessmen.
- Shak.
To be burned out
to suffer loss by fire, as the burning of one's house, store, or shop, with the contents.
To burn up
to burn entirely.
To burn a card
(Casino Gambling) to take one or more cards from the top of the deck and put it in the discard pile, without using it in the deal. This practise is used to reduce the likelihood that a player can discern the value of any cards dealt, by viewing the top card (which may be marked) before the deal. Used especialy in Blackjack.
v. i.1.To be of fire; to flame.
2.To suffer from, or be scorched by, an excess of heat.
Your meat doth burn, quoth I.
- Shak.
3.To have a condition, quality, appearance, sensation, or emotion, as if on fire or excessively heated; to act or rage with destructive violence; to be in a state of lively emotion or strong desire; as, the face burns; to burn with fever.
Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way?
- Luke xxiv. 32.
Burning with high hope.
- Byron.
4.(Chem.) To combine energetically, with evolution of heat; as, copper burns in chlorine.
5.In certain games, to approach near to a concealed object which is sought.
To burn up
to be entirely consumed.
n.1.A hurt, injury, or effect caused by fire or excessive or intense heat.
2.The operation or result of burning or baking, as in brickmaking; as, they have a good burn.
3.A disease in vegetables. See Brand, n., 6.
1.A small stream.
Noun1.Burnburn - pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
Synonyms: burning
2.burn - a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
Synonyms: sunburn, suntan, tan
3.burn - an injury cause by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
4.burn - a burned place or area
Synonyms: burn mark
5.burn - damage inflicted by burning
Verb1.burn - destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"
Synonyms: burn down, fire
2.burn - shine intensely, as if with heat; "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning"
Synonyms: glow
3.burn - undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"
Synonyms: combust
4.burn - cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
Synonyms: sting, bite
5.burn - cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
Synonyms: combust
6.burn - feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies"
7.burn - cause to undergo combustion; "burn garbage"; "The car burns only Diesel oil"
Synonyms: incinerate
8.burn - burn at the stake; "Witches were burned in Salem"
9.burn - spend (significant amounts of money); "He has money to burn"
10.burn - feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning"
11.burn - burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the wart"
Synonyms: cauterise, cauterize
12.burn - get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun
Synonyms: sunburn
13.burn - create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"
Synonyms: cut
14.burn - use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"
Synonyms: burn off, burn up
15.burn - burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress"
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burn mark
burn off
burn out
burn plant
burn up
burn-in period
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