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

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

How to pronounce burning?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Wonder Kandenge:

    We are a small group and we're trying to reduce cutting and burning, but much more can be done. We need more resources, we are unarmed when we go to the forest and we meet people carrying pangas (big knives) and axes chopping down trees. How can we stop someone like that?

  2. Amir Fakharian:

    ' Dumpster fire' is just the perfect description of the year we've had, covid-19 is like a fire in a dumpster burning everything in sight so we thought this product would really resonate with people.

  3. Lisa Boothroyd:

    I remember the moment I crunched down on a handful of the ‘sweets’ -- and instantly felt explosions in my mouth, i felt a burning pain straight away. I’m still in agony and nearly lost a tooth after it cracked from the explosion.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    Look what's happening now in the Irkutsk region. There are major fires there, thousands, hundreds of thousands of hectares are burning ...and there are also scary floods.

  5. Godspower Gbenekama:

    There is fire burning.

Images & Illustrations of burning

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. articulate
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    • C. eminent
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