Definition of Open fire

1. Verb. Start firing a weapon.

Exact synonyms: Fire
Generic synonyms: Blast, Shoot
Derivative terms: Fire, Firing



Definition of Open fire

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To begin firing at something or someone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Open Fire

open comedo
open compound
open compounds
open content
open cordotomy
open cover
open day
open days
open design
open dislocation
open door
open doors
open drainage
open drop anaesthesia
open ended straight draw
open fire (current term)
open fireplace
open flap
open floor plan
open fracture
open frame
open goal
open half space
open half spaces
open head injury
open heart surgery
open hospital
open house
open houses
open interest

Literary usage of Open fire

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"They were the first to open fire and last to quit the field, and I am happy, while reporting the especially worthy conduct of those two privates, ..."

2. Essays, Political, Economical, and Philosophical by Benjamin Rumford (1802)
"Of the various means that may be ufed for improving the large open fire-places of kitchens.— Of the cottage Fire-places now in common ufe, and of the means ..."

3. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1864)
"B. WOODWARD, ARCHITECT, 4C., 37 PARK ROW, HT AN open fire is one of those cheerful, delightful accessories of a home that has not been improved on in these ..."

4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"... large open fire-places, and with doors which are frequently opened, the ventilation is sufficiently complete. The fresh air enters the room by the open ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"An open fire acts by radiation; it warms the air in a room by first warming the walls, ... Therefore ¡na room with an open fire the air is, as a rule, ..."

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