What does fireman mean?

Definitions for fireman
ˈfaɪər mənfire·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. firemannoun

    play in which children pretend to put out a fire

  2. stoker, firemannoun

    a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)

  3. reliever, relief pitcher, firemannoun

    a pitcher who does not start the game

  4. fireman, firefighter, fire fighter, fire-eaternoun

    a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires


  1. firemannoun

    Someone (implied male) who is skilled in the work of fighting fire.

  2. firemannoun

    A man who keeps the fire going underneath a steam boiler (originally, shoveling coal by hand), particularly on a railroad locomotive.

  3. firemannoun

    By extension of the above, an assistant on any locomotive, whether steam-powered or not.

  4. firemannoun

    A relief pitcher.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Firemannoun

    Etymology: fire and man.

    The fireman sweats beneath his crooked arms;
    A leathern casque his vent’rous head defends,
    Boldly he climbs where thickest smoke ascends. John Gay.

    I had last night the fate to drink a bottle with two of these firemen. Tatler, №. 61.


  1. fireman

    A firefighter is a first responder and rescuer extensively trained in firefighting, primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten life, property, and the environment as well as to rescue people and in some cases or jurisdictions also animals from dangerous situations. Male firefighters are sometimes referred to as firemen (and, less commonly, a female firefighter as firewoman).The fire service, also known in some countries as the fire brigade or fire department, is one of the three main emergency services. From urban areas to aboard ships, firefighters have become ubiquitous around the world. The skills required for safe operations are regularly practised during training evaluations throughout a firefighter's career. Initial firefighting skills are normally taught through local, regional or state-approved fire academies or training courses. Depending on the requirements of a department, additional skills and certifications such as technical rescue and pre-hospital medicine may also be acquired at this time. Firefighters work closely with other emergency response agencies such as the police and emergency medical service. A firefighter's role may overlap with both. Fire investigators or fire marshals investigate the cause of a fire. If the fire was caused by arson or negligence, their work will overlap with law enforcement. Firefighters also frequently provide some degree of emergency medical service, including certifying and working as full-time paramedics from engine, truck, and rescue companies in some systems to initiate advanced life support until ambulance transport arrives.


  1. fireman

    A fireman, also known as a firefighter, is a professional trained in firefighting and fire prevention techniques, whose primary role or duty is to protect lives, property, and the environment from fires, accidents, or other emergency situations. Firemen also provide emergency medical services and perform search and rescues.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Firemannoun

    a man whose business is to extinguish fires in towns; a member of a fire company

  2. Firemannoun

    a man who tends the fires, as of a steam engine; a stocker


  1. Fireman

    "Fireman" is the first single from Lil Wayne's fifth studio album Tha Carter II. The single was produced by Doe Boys. The song was originally recorded with slightly different lyrics. This included a completely modified second and third verse. Many believe this was an attempt by the record label to make a more "radio-friendly" version of the song.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fireman

    The man who attends to feed and trim the fires for the boilers in a steam-vessel.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fireman is ranked #76768 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fireman surname appeared 250 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Fireman.

    98% or 245 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fireman in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fireman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fireman in a Sentence

  1. Christie Hefner:

    What made it magical was that it had a trap door, it had a secret panel. It had a game room where every game was available without ever having to put a quarter in it. It had a fireman’s pole. It was just a really cool place if you were a kid. It had a bowling alley, an underground pool — it was pretty fun.

  2. Daniel Corcos:

    Tainya Clarke can have a physically active job, but certainly, if one is out as a contractor, aspects of being a fireman or firewoman, such jobs have physical aspects to them in a way that sitting in a job do not, but there are virtually no jobs out that require the heart to be elevated continuously at more than 100 beats per minute and also strengthen the muscles in a way they do in leisure-time physical activity that includes both aerobic and resistance activity.

  3. Officer Brady:

    We have a joke in the police department that says if you want to be liked, you should've been a fireman. Everybody loves a fireman, right? cops are only there when they're needed — but they don't realize that we're there for a reason.

  4. Damien Murphy:

    He was quite experienced with these sorts of things, he told Jamie to crouch down and move back further into the machine, which he did calmly, and the fireman shimmied him out.

  5. Brian Williams:

    All I ever did as a volunteer fireman was once save two puppies.

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