|—vb , burns, burning, burnt, burned|
|1.||to undergo or cause to undergo combustion|
|2.||to destroy or be destroyed by fire|
|3.||(tr) to damage, injure, or mark by heat: he burnt his hand; she was burnt by the sun|
|4.||to die or put to death by fire: to burn at the stake|
|5.||(intr) to be or feel hot: my forehead burns|
|6.||to smart or cause to smart: brandy burns one's throat|
|7.||(intr) to feel strong emotion, esp anger or passion|
|8.||(tr) to use for the purposes of light, heat, or power: to burn coal|
|9.||(tr) to form by or as if by fire: to burn a hole|
|10.||to char or become charred: the potatoes are burning in the saucepan|
|11.||(tr) to brand or cauterize|
|12.||(tr) to cut (metal) with an oxygen-rich flame|
|13.||to produce by or subject to heat as part of a process: to burn charcoal|
|14.||(tr) to copy information onto (a CD-ROM)|
|15.||astronomy to convert (a lighter element) to a heavier one by nuclear fusion in a star: to burn hydrogen|
|16.||chiefly (Brit) cards to discard or exchange (one or more useless cards)|
|17.||informal (tr; usually passive) to cheat, esp financially|
|18.||slang chiefly (US) to electrocute or be electrocuted|
|19.||slang (Austral) (tr) to drive fast (esp in the phrase go for a burn)|
|20.||burn one's bridges, burn one's boats to commit oneself to a particular course of action with no possibility of turning back|
|21.||burn the candle at both ends See candle|
|22.||burn one's fingers to suffer from having meddled or been rash|
|23.||an injury caused by exposure to heat, electrical, chemical, or radioactive agents. Burns are classified according to the depth of tissue affected: first-degree burn: skin surface painful and red; second-degree burn: blisters appear on the skin; third-degree burn: destruction of both epidermis and dermis|
|24.||a mark, e.g. on wood, caused by burning|
|25.||a controlled use of rocket propellant, esp for a course correction|
|26.||a hot painful sensation in a muscle, experienced during vigorous exercise: go for the burn!|
|27.||(Austral), (NZ) a controlled fire to clear an area of scrub|
|28.||slang tobacco or a cigarette|
|[Old English beornan (intr), bærnan (tr); related to Old Norse brenna (tr or intr), Gothic brinnan (intr), Latin fervēre to boil, seethe]|
|(tr, adverb) to darken (areas on a photographic print) by exposing them to light while masking other regions|
|1.||to reproduce (text, pictures, etc), esp in large numbers, by applying ink to paper or other material by one of various processes|
|2.||to produce or reproduce (a manuscript, a book, data, etc) in print, as for publication|
|3.||to write (letters, etc) in the style of printed matter|
|4.||to mark or indent (a surface) by pressing (something) onto it|
|5.||to produce a photographic print from (a negative)|
|6.||(tr) to implant or fix in the mind or memory|
|7.||(tr) to make (a mark or indentation) by applying pressure|
|8.||printed matter such as newsprint|
|9.||a printed publication such as a newspaper or book|
|a. in printed or published form|
|b. (of a book, etc) offered for sale by the publisher|
|11.||out of print no longer available from a publisher|
|12.||a design or picture printed from an engraved plate, wood block, or other medium|
|13.||printed text, esp with regard to the typeface used: small print|
|14.||Compare slide a positive photographic image in colour or black and white produced, usually on paper, from a negative image on film|
|15.||a. a fabric with a printed design|
|b. (as modifier): a print dress|
|16.||a. a mark or indentation made by pressing something onto a surface|
|b. a stamp, die, etc, that makes such an impression|
|c. the surface subjected to such an impression|
|[C13 priente, from Old French: something printed, from preindre to make an impression, from Latin premere to press]|
"He always prints, I know, 'cos he learnt writin' from the large bills in the bookin' offices."The meaning "to record (someone's) fingerprints" is from 1952. Printer is recorded from 1504; in the computer sense, from 1946. Printer's bible so called from mistaken substitution of printers for princes in Psalm cxix.161, which led to the misreading:
"Printers have persecuted me without a cause."
v. burned or burnt (bûrnt), burn·ing, burns
To undergo or cause to undergo combustion.
To consume or use as fuel or energy.
To damage or injure by fire, heat, radiation, electricity, or a caustic agent.
To irritate or inflame, as by chafing or sunburn.
To become sunburned or windburned.
To metabolize a substance, such as glucose, in the body.
To impart a sensation of intense heat to.
To feel or look hot.
An injury produced by fire, heat, radiation, electricity, or a caustic agent.
A burned place or area.
The process or result of burning.
A stinging sensation.
A sunburn or windburn.
|burn (bûrn) Pronunciation Key
Noun Tissue injury caused by fire, heat, radiation (such as sun exposure), electricity, or a caustic chemical agent. Burns are classified according to the degree of tissue damage, which can include redness, blisters, skin edema and loss of sensation. Bacterial infection is a serious and sometimes fatal complication of severe burns.