Definitions for burnbɜrn
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word burn
pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
tan, suntan, sunburn, burn(noun)
a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
burn, burn mark(noun)
a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)
damage inflicted by fire
burn, fire, burn down(verb)
destroy by fire
"They burned the house and his diaries"
shine intensely, as if with heat
"The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning"
"Maple wood burns well"
bite, sting, burn(verb)
cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
"The sun burned his face"
cause to burn or combust
"The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion
"She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies"
cause to undergo combustion
"burn garbage"; "The car burns only Diesel oil"
burn at the stake
"Witches were burned in Salem"
spend (significant amounts of money)
"He has money to burn"
feel hot or painful
"My eyes are burning"
cauterize, cauterise, burn(verb)
burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
"The surgeon cauterized the wart"
get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun
create by duplicating data
"cut a disk"; "burn a CD"
burn off, burn, burn up(verb)
use up (energy)
"burn off calories through vigorous exercise"
burn with heat, fire, or radiation
"The iron burnt a hole in my dress"
to consume with fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or fire; -- frequently intensified by up: as, to burn up wood
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
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
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
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
to apply a cautery to; to cauterize
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 be of fire; to flame
to suffer from, or be scorched by, an excess of heat
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
to combine energetically, with evolution of heat; as, copper burns in chlorine
in certain games, to approach near to a concealed object which is sought
a hurt, injury, or effect caused by fire or excessive or intense heat
the operation or result of burning or baking, as in brickmaking; as, they have a good burn
a disease in vegetables. See Brand, n., 6
a small stream
"Burn" is a song by American R&B singer Usher, which he wrote with American songwriters Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox. The song was produced by Dupri and Cox for Usher's fourth studio album, Confessions. "Burn" is about breakup in a relationship, and the public referred to it as an allusion to Usher's personal struggles. Originally planned as the album's lead single, "Burn" was pushed back after favorable responses for the song "Yeah!". "Burn" was released as the second single from the album in July 2004. "Burn" topped various charts around the world, including the Billboard Hot 100 for eight non-consecutive weeks; it succeeded "Yeah!" at number one. Both singles gave Usher nineteen consecutive weeks at the top spot, longer than any solo artist of the Hot 100 era. "Burn" was certified platinum in Australia and United States, and gold in New Zealand. The song was well received by critics and garnered award nominations. In 2009 it was named the 21st most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. This song won the 2005 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Song.
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Rank popularity for the word 'burn' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3981
Rank popularity for the word 'burn' in Verbs Frequency: #386
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We burn daylight.
Earn but don't burn.
Time is the fire in which we burn.
I've watched hundreds of bodies burn.
It's better to burn out than fade away.
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