Definitions for firebrandˈfaɪərˌbrænd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fire•brandˈfaɪərˌbrænd(n.)

  1. a piece of burning wood or other material.

  2. a person who kindles strife or encourages unrest.

Origin of firebrand:

1175–1225

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brand, firebrand(noun)

    a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning

  2. instigator, provoker, inciter, instigant, firebrand(noun)

    someone who deliberately foments trouble

    "she was the instigator of their quarrel"

Wiktionary

  1. firebrand(Noun)

    An argumentative troublemaker or revolutionary; one who agitates against the current situation.

    The member of the college's Communist League was a firebrand who would launch a sit-in or protest march at a moment's notice.

  2. firebrand(Noun)

    A torch or other burning stick with a flame at one end.

    The crowd cheered as a firebrand was tossed on the huge pile of wood to start the traditional homecoming bonfire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Firebrand(noun)

    a piece of burning wood

  2. Firebrand(noun)

    one who inflames factions, or causes contention and mischief; an incendiary

Freebase

  1. Firebrand

    Firebrand is the codename of different fictional supervillains in the Marvel Comics universe. Three of them were normal humans inside powered armor and relied on fire-based weapons, one was a mutated human.

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