Definition of afire in English:

afire

adjective

literary
  • [predicative] On fire; burning:

    ‘the whole mill was afire’
    • ‘My favorite Olympic torch lighting ceremony was in Barcelona, 1992, when an archer shot a flaming arrow over the altar to set it afire.’
    • ‘And in the end, the gambling theater is exploded and set afire.’
    • ‘Crooked fingers of lightning nearly lit the sky afire, and the thunder crackled like shots from a cannon.’
    • ‘The litter was dumped at a common site and set afire.’
    • ‘White fumes rose from tear gas fired by the French, and black smoke billowed from a roadblock of burning metal drums set afire at the base gates by the loyalists.’
    blazing, ablaze, burning, on fire, afire, in flames, aflame
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Pronunciation:

afire

/əˈfʌɪə/