Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: afire
IPA transcription: [əf'aɪɹ]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: ablaze(p), afire(p), aflame(p), aflare(p), alight(p), on_fire(p)
    Meaning: lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight on the tables"; "houses on fire"
Usage examples
  • Miss Allison, thinking of the candle she had told Virginia to light, and remembering the thin, white dress the child wore, instantly thought she must have set herself afire.