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"


  1. arson(Noun)

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

  2. arson(Noun)

    An instance of such a crime.

  3. Origin: 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

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


  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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  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. Hope Police Chief J.R. Wilson:

    We do suspect arson.

  2. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann:

    There could have been arson attacks planned against asylum seeker centers or similar places.

  3. Mark Potok:

    There were scores and scores and scores of arson and other attacks on black churches during the civil rights era.

  4. John Champion:

    We're definitely treating this as an arson. We're still trying to determine through lab results as to what was the source of the arson.

  5. Ruth Danielsen:

    Then the BLM began secretly gathering ‘stuff’ against the Hammonds accusing them of arson, conspiracy, flying in restricted airspace, etc..

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