What does firebrand mean?

Definitions for firebrand
ˈfaɪərˌbrændfire·brand

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brand, firebrandnoun

    a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning

  2. instigator, provoker, inciter, instigant, firebrandnoun

    someone who deliberately foments trouble

    "she was the instigator of their quarrel"

Wiktionary

  1. firebrandnoun

    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. firebrandnoun

    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. Firebrandnoun

    a piece of burning wood

  2. Firebrandnoun

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of firebrand in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of firebrand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of firebrand in a Sentence

  1. Carl Shepherd:

    Macri has a lot of support at the minute, but when you are making such wide-reaching reforms, you can't please everyone, there are no shortage of firebrand politicians who will promise a moon on a stick.

  2. Ali Noorani:

    He doesn't present as a firebrand, he comes across as thoughtful, willing to listen.

Images & Illustrations of firebrand

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