Character 4
Hyphenation burn
Pronunciations /bɜːn/

Definitions and meanings of "Burn"

What do we mean by burn?

A small stream; a brook. noun

To undergo combustion or be consumed as fuel. intransitive verb

To be damaged, injured, or destroyed by fire, heat, radiation, electricity, or a caustic agent. intransitive verb

To consume fuel. intransitive verb

To emit heat or light by fire or energy. intransitive verb

To become dissipated or be dispelled. intransitive verb

To suffer death or punishment by fire. intransitive verb

To be electrocuted. intransitive verb

To be very hot; bake. intransitive verb

To feel or look hot. intransitive verb

To impart a sensation of heat. intransitive verb

To penetrate something by intense heat, energy, or caustic effect. intransitive verb

To cause a strong impression, especially by emotional intensity. intransitive verb

To become irritated or painful, as by chafing or inflammation. intransitive verb

To become sunburned or windburned. intransitive verb

A physical injury caused by heat, cold, electricity, radiation or caustic chemicals.

A sensation resembling such an injury.

The act of burning something with fire.

An intense non-physical sting, as left by shame or an effective insult.

An effective insult, often in the expression sick burn (excellent or badass insult).

Physical sensation in the muscles following strenuous exercise, caused by build-up of lactic acid.


The writing of data to a permanent storage medium like a compact disc or a ROM chip.

The operation or result of burning or baking, as in brickmaking.

A disease in vegetables; brand.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Burn

The word "burn" in example sentences

Once I believed myself one of the most courageous of men; I have beheld _death_ in many terrible shapes, and feared it in none; but, oh! to burn, -- to _burn! ❋ Various (N/A)

(i.e. the sea), 1862. bærnan, w. v., _to cause to burn, to burn_: inf. hēt ... bānfatu bærnan, ❋ Robert Sharp (1879)

(i.e. the sea), 1862. bärnan, w. v., _to cause to burn, to burn_: inf. hêt ... bânfatu bärnan, ❋ Robert Sharp (1879)

_inflection_; as when we say, Fire burns; the change of the second word from _burn_ to _burns_ showing that we mean to affirm the predicate burn of the subject fire. ❋ John Stuart Mill (1839)

"If you look at the amount of money that's being spent on a monthly basis," said Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., "the request is not in keeping with what we refer to as the burn rate." ❋ Unknown (2011)

"We know their system and we know that they run what they call burn-burn-time," he said. ❋ Unknown (2011)

A significant portion of the gasoline our cars "burn" is actually unburnt and travels through the exhaust system. ❋ Unknown (2003)

Now, I rarely have issues with indigestion, and I can't remember the last time I took a Zantec (still get burn from the trigger foods when I go NOB). ❋ Unknown (2009)

The opportunity for forest fires will be less (they are very slim now) and no fuel to burn is a good idea and you can never be to quiet in the woods. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The so-called "deorbit burn" is scheduled to begin at 4: 47 p.m. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Partly because i have a dog but also because an hour or so spent walking the local hills of an evening can top off a hard work out earlier in the day, allowing room for that extra glass of wine or just augmenting the calorie burn from the earlier exertion. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The deorbit burn is beginning as I type this blog post. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The bison was covered in burn wounds, likely from a local hot spring. ❋ The Huffington Post News Team (2010)

Melissa Stern, aka Bewitched Butterfly, experiences her virgin burn in Tucson, Arizona. ❋ Unknown (2009)

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