What does arson mean?

Definitions for arson
ˈɑr sənar·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arson, incendiarism, fire-raising(noun)

    malicious burning to destroy property

    "the British term for arson is fire-raising"

Wiktionary

  1. arson(Noun)

    The crime of setting a fire with intent to cause damage.

    Etymology: and arson, from the verb ardoir, from ardeo. Compare ardent

  2. arson(Noun)

    An instance of such a crime.

    Etymology: and arson, from the verb ardoir, from ardeo. Compare ardent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arson(noun)

    the malicious burning of a dwelling house or outhouse of another man, which by the common law is felony; the malicious and voluntary firing of a building or ship

    Etymology: [OF. arson, arsun, fr. L. ardere, arsum, to burn.]

Freebase

  1. Arson

    Arson is the crime of intentionally and maliciously setting fire to buildings, wildland areas, vehicles or other property with the intent to cause damage. It may be distinguished from other causes such as spontaneous combustion and natural wildfires. Arson often involves fires deliberately set to the property of another or to one's own property as to collect insurance compensation. A person who commits this crime is called an arsonist. Many arsonists use accelerants such as gasoline or kerosene to get a fire going.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arson

    ärs′on, n. the crime of wilfully burning houses or other buildings.—ns. Ar′sonite, Ar′sonist (rare). [O. Fr. arson—L. arsion-em, ardēre, arsum, to burn.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. arson

    To be careless in the use of fire. (General Sherman was at times more or less careless in the use of fire on his March to the Sea.--_Hon. Henry W. Grady._)

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ARSON

    Derived from the Hebrew. (See INSURANCE).

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Anagrams for arson »

  1. sonar

  2. sorna

  3. roans

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arson in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of arson in a Sentence

  1. Leonardo Espina:

    Definitely there will be charges here, because people died, regardless of whether it was an accident or arson, people died. We are just determining what exactly happened so that we can clearly define what charges to file.

  2. Peyton Lofton:

    Exposed sign and tweets from YALexposed Before that alleged doxxing attempt, he says signs were posted near campus, calling YAL a racist and misogynistic organization and exposing some of its members. Its not clear yet if the three people arrested were behind the @YALexposed Twitter handle. Peyton Lofton said hes also had previous altercations with a student, but didnt want to make anyone a target until all the facts are out. After the alleged arson attack, residents were let back in the building at 1:20 a.m.and 40 minutes later the first officer arrived on the scene. Peyton Lofton says Detective David Harris came to their dorm around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning and informed the two Detective David Harris was assigned to the case. They say Peyton Lofton took the burnedsign that was previously on the dooras evidence and was reviewing security footage. Its not clear if the footage Peyton Lofton reviewed helped officers arrest the three suspects. Peyton Lofton says the initial shock is wearing off and that Peyton Lofton family lives20 minutes away in case Peyton Lofton ever feels unsafe. Peyton Lofton says Peyton Lofton wont back down to people trying to spread fear. I dont want to let them win, so I plan on staying on campus and not backing down and work twice as hard i trust that Tulane Police will handle the problem ; Im not nave and still aware of the danger and trying to be as safe as possible. LOUISIANA FIREFIGHTER SAVES PREGNANT WOMAN FROM BURNING VEHICLE : GOD HAS SOMETHING MAJOR FOR YOU ! Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative advocacygroup Turning Point USA, tweeted about the incident. Kirk told Fox its a sick and sad day that someone would attemptan arson attack on another because of their beliefs.

  3. Giuseppe Antoci:

    One of the mob’s arson techniques is to tie a petrol-soaked rag to the tail of a cat and set fire to it, as its tail burns, the cat flees in terror into the undergrowth in the woods, setting fire to everything in touches.

  4. Ryan Pack:

    Miracles: There's a lot of people in this world that don't believe in miracles. I used to be one of them. I didn't think miracles were possible, I thought they were just something somebody made up. But then something happened. I was on my way home from a Florida family vacation and I took a picture of the touchdown Jesus statue at the Solid Rock church in Monroe Ohio on March 13, 2010 and 3 months and one day later on June 14th 2010 it was struck by lightening. Most people believe that it was just bad weather or arson but I believe it was a miracle from God. The Touchdown Jesus Statue stood there since 2004 surviving many bad storms and no one ever had tampered with it before so I ask myself why all of the sudden, why only 3 months and one day after I took a picture of it? Maybe he's revealing himself to me, maybe he's communicating to me, maybe he's trying to tell me something. I had chronic incurable illnesses that the doctors couldn't cure but then all of the sudden they completely went away. I noticed something, that when I truly had faith in God's existence, the day I really believed in God, that's the day all my pain went away. I ask myself how is this possible? The doctors with medical degrees couldn't fix me, I couldn't fix me, medication couldn't fix me, so how did all my pain just go away? Well the only thing I can think of is that when I actually believed in God, the day I actually had faith in his existence it must have activated God's spiritual power and cured me, or as some would consider it a miracle. Miracles happen around us everyday, people just don't care enough, they just don't pay enough attention to see them. Some of these miracles are micro miracles aka small miracles, they may not have much effect on your life, but then there are the gigantic, life changing miracles, the ones that will change your life forever. Whether their micro miracles or gigantic life changing miracles they are very hard to see. So its going to be required that you really, really, care and pay very close attention so that way when these miracles happen you might be able to spot them. Pay attention to the rare, the uncommon, the unexplainable, events in your life, the things you don't care enough to pay attention to, the things you blow off, they might be signs, miracles from God. God might be communicating to you. God might be trying to tell you something.

  5. Ralf Herrenbrueck:

    They threatened that they would do something if this didn't change and when there was no warm food at lunchtime again on Tuesday, the arson happened.

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