What does burning mean?

Definitions for burning
ˈbɜr nɪŋburn·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word burning.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. burning, combustionnoun

    the act of burning something

    "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"

  2. burn, burningnoun

    pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

  3. combustion, burningnoun

    a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light

  4. electrocution, burningnoun

    execution by electricity

  5. burning, burning at the stakenoun

    execution by fire

  6. burningadjective

    a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin

  7. burning(a)adjective

    of immediate import

    "burning issues of the day"

Wiktionary

  1. burningnoun

    A fire.

    The burnings continued all day.

  2. burningadjective

    So hot as to seem to burn (something).

    the burning sun

  3. burningadjective

    Feeling very hot.

    burning skin

  4. burningadjective

    Feeling great passion.

    her burning heart

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Burningnoun

    Fire; flame; state of inflammation.

    Etymology: from burn.

    The mind surely, of itself, can feel none of the burnings of a fever. South.

    In liquid burnings, or on dry to dwell,
    Is all the sad variety of hell. John Dryden, State of Innocence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burning

    of Burn

  2. Burningadjective

    that burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery

  3. Burningadjective

    consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful; as, burning zeal

  4. Burningnoun

    the act of consuming by fire or heat, or of subjecting to the effect of fire or heat; the state of being on fire or excessively heated

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Burning

    (a) In a dynamo, the production of shifting and temporary arcs between the commutator and brushes, which arcs produce heat enough to injure the parts in question. (b) In electro-plating, a defect due to too strong a current in proportion to the strength of solution and area of electrodes. This gives a black or badly-colored deposit.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'burning' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4491

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'burning' in Adjectives Frequency: #847

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burning in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of burning in a Sentence

  1. Rasio Ridho Sani:

    The decision is against the people's will, we had presented the facts from the field that there was indeed forest burning in the mentioned location. The fact on the field also show that the company doesn't have adequate equipment to prevent and control the forest fire in the mentioned location.

  2. Southern California:

    The fire's burning in all directions, on all flanks, because of the footprint of the fire, the fire was rapidly progressing towards the federal land and the decision was made to go unified with our federal cooperators so that we can collectively make the decisions that are right for both the public and the citizens in the area.

  3. Abby Kohut:

    Make sure you’re not burning bridges, the world is so small, and the industry that you’re in is probably very small. You have to be nice to everybody.

  4. Dave Michelson:

    They knew they could n’t save the building, so the place was packed, of course, on a Saturday night with cowboys, miners, ladies of the night, and they actually carried the bar out, dragged the bar out across the street, they got some oxen up front and actually dragged it across the street and kept on serving while the Palace was burning to the ground.

  5. Godspower Gbenekama:

    There is fire burning.

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