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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wildfirenoun

    a raging and rapidly spreading conflagration


  1. wildfirenoun

    A rapidly spreading fire, often occurring in wildland areas, that is out of control.

    Etymology: Wild + fire. In the Middle Ages, the term referred to Greek fire.

  2. wildfirenoun

    Greek fire, Byzantine fire.

    Etymology: Wild + fire. In the Middle Ages, the term referred to Greek fire.

  3. wildfirenoun

    A spreading disease of the skin, particularly erysipelas.

    Etymology: Wild + fire. In the Middle Ages, the term referred to Greek fire.

  4. wildfirenoun

    Something that acts quickly and uncontrollably.

    Etymology: Wild + fire. In the Middle Ages, the term referred to Greek fire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wildfirenoun

    a composition of inflammable materials, which, kindled, is very hard to quench; Greek fire

  2. Wildfirenoun

    an old name for erysipelas

  3. Wildfirenoun

    a disease of sheep, attended with inflammation of the skin

  4. Wildfirenoun

    a sort of lightning unaccompanied by thunder


  1. Wildfire

    A wildfire is an uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside or a wilderness area. Other names such as brush fire, bushfire, forest fire, desert fire, grass fire, hill fire, peat fire, vegetation fire, and veldfire may be used to describe the same phenomenon depending on the type of vegetation being burned. A wildfire differs from other fires by its extensive size, the speed at which it can spread out from its original source, its potential to change direction unexpectedly, and its ability to jump gaps such as roads, rivers and fire breaks. Wildfires are characterized in terms of the cause of ignition, their physical properties such as speed of propagation, the combustible material present, and the effect of weather on the fire. Wildfires are a common occurrence in Australia especially during the long hot summers usually experienced in the southern regions such as Victoria, Australia. Due to Australia's hot and dry climate, wildfires pose a great risk to life and infrastructure during all times of the year, though mostly throughout the hotter months of summer and spring. In the United States, there are typically between 60,000 and 80,000 wildfires that occur each year, burning 3 million to 10 million acres of land depending on the year. Fossil records and human history contain accounts of wildfires, as wildfires can occur in periodic intervals. Wildfires can cause extensive damage, both to property and human life, but they also have various beneficial effects on wilderness areas. Some plant species depend on the effects of fire for growth and reproduction, although large wildfires may also have negative ecological effects.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. wildfire

    A pyrotechnical preparation burning with great fierceness, whether under water or not; it is analogous to the ancient Greek fire, and is composed mainly of sulphur, naphtha, and pitch.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wildfire in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wildfire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of wildfire in a Sentence

  1. Governor Gavin Newsom:

    We are mindful of the unavoidable anxiety that this time of year presents to people, we have been prepping for this upcoming wildfire season and we are not stepping back our efforts.

  2. Elie Romero:

    Individuality is a flame that can start a wildfire in a world of conformity

  3. Jahan Fahimi:

    That certainly is true, however, when the air quality is this bad, outdoor poses a whole new risk with respect to the wildfire exposure. All the more reason to shelter in place and stay at home.

  4. Robert Smith:

    Private owners can not afford to let their forests die of disease, insect infestations or wildfire, they are on the job 24 hours a day, unlike 9-5 government bureaucrats. If private owners fail they go bankrupt. If Forest Service managers fail, at worst Forest Service managers are transferred to another forest.

  5. Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant:

    This has been a very fast-moving wildfire with the dry conditions, and the weather not really cooperating with us over the past week.

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    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    • A. transparent
    • B. alternate
    • C. squashy
    • D. aligned

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