(noun, verb)


1. pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

Similar word(s): burning

Definition categories: state, hurting, pain

2. a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun

Similar word(s): sunburn, suntan, tan

Definition categories: state, hyperpigmentation

3. an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation

Definition categories: state, harm, hurt, injury, trauma

4. a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)

Definition categories: attribute, blemish, defect, mar

5. damage inflicted by fire

Definition categories: act, damage, harm, hurt, scathe

Sentences with burn as a noun:

- She had second-degree burns from falling in the bonfire.

- chili burn from eating hot peppers

- They're doing a controlled burn of the fields.

- One and, two and, keep moving; feel the burn!

- They have a good burn.


1. destroy by fire

- They burned the house and his diaries

Similar word(s): fire

Definition categories: change, destroy, ruin

2. shine intensely, as if with heat

- The candles were burning

Similar word(s): glow

Definition categories: weather, beam, shine

3. undergo combustion

- Maple wood burns well

Similar word(s): combust

Definition categories: change, turn

4. cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

- The sun burned his face

Similar word(s): bite, sting

Definition categories: perception, ache, hurt, smart

5. cause to burn or combust

- The sun burned off the fog

Similar word(s): combust

Definition categories: weather

6. feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion

- She was burning with anger

- He was burning to try out his new skies

Definition categories: emotion, experience, feel

7. cause to undergo combustion

- burn garbage

- The car burns only Diesel oil

Similar word(s): incinerate

Definition categories: change

8. execute by tying to a stake and setting alight

- Witches were burned in Salem

Definition categories: social, execute

9. spend (significant amounts of money)

- He has money to burn

Definition categories: possession, blow, squander, waste

10. feel hot or painful

- My eyes are burning

Definition categories: perception, ache, hurt, smart

11. burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent

Similar word(s): cauterise, cauterize

Definition categories: change, treat, burn

12. get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun

Similar word(s): sunburn

Definition categories: body, color, colour, discolor, discolour

13. create by duplicating data

- burn a CD

Similar word(s): cut

Definition categories: creation, create, make, produce

14. use up (energy)

- burn off calories through vigorous exercise

Definition categories: consumption, consume, deplete, eat, exhaust

15. damage by burning with heat, fire, or radiation

- The iron burnt a hole in my dress

Definition categories: change, damage

Sentences with burn as a verb:

- He watched the house burn.

- The grill was too hot and the steak was burned.

- The child's forehead was burning with fever.  Her cheeks burned with shame.

- She forgot to put on sunscreen and burned.

- He burned his manuscript in the fireplace.

- He burned the toast.

- She burned the child with an iron, and was jailed for ten years.

- to burn a hole;  to burn letters into a block

- to burn the mouth with pepper

- The informant burned him.

- We’ll burn this program onto an EEPROM one hour before the demo begins.

- We have an hour to burn.

- I just burned you again.

- Copper burns in chlorine.

- A human being burns a certain amount of carbon at each respiration.  to burn iron in oxygen

- You're cold... warm... hot... you're burning!