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Meaning of FIREBRAND

Pronunciation:  'fIr`brand

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone who deliberately foments trouble; "she was the instigator of their quarrel"
  2. [n]  a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning
 

FIREBRAND is a 9 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: brand, inciter, instigant, instigator, provoker
 
 See Also: bad hat, firewood, mischief-maker, ringleader, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fire"brand`\, n.
1. A piece of burning wood. --L'Estrange.

2. One who inflames factions, or causes contention and
   mischief; an incendiary. --Bacon.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a firebrand in your dream means favorable fortune.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Isa. 7:4, Amos 4:11, Zech. 3:2, denotes the burnt end of a stick (Heb. 'ud); in Judg. 15:4, a lamp or torch, a flambeau (Heb. lappid); in Prov. 26:18 (comp. Eph. 6:16), burning darts or arrows (Heb. zikkim).

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agent provocateur, agitator, agitprop, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, bomber, brand, brute, burning ember, butane lighter, catalyst, cigarette lighter, cinder, coal, demagogue, demon, devil, dragon, ember, exciter, fiend, fire-eater, flambeau, flint, flint and steel, fomenter, fury, goon, gorilla, gunsel, hardnose, hellcat, hellhound, hellion, hell-raiser, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hothead, hotspur, igniter, incendiary, inciter, inflamer, instigator, killer, light, lighter, live coal, mad dog, madcap, Mafioso, mischief-maker, monster, mugger, portfire, provocateur, provoker, rabble-rouser, rapist, revolutionary, ringleader, rouser, savage, seditionary, seditionist, she-wolf, sparker, spill, spitfire, taper, termagant, terror, terrorist, tiger, tigress, torch, tough, tough guy, troublemaker, ugly customer, urger, violent, virago, vixen, wild beast, witch, wolf, Young Turk
 

 

 

 

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