an ancient method of shattering rock by building a fire against it so as to cause it to split as a result of uneven internal stresses.
[fahyuh r-sahyd] /ˈfaɪərˌsaɪd/ noun 1. Also called hearthside. the space about a or hearth. 2. . 3. or family life. adjective 4. informal and friendly in manner: The politician’s fireside manner helped her win votes. /ˈfaɪəˌsaɪd/ noun 1. the hearth 2. family life; the home n. 1560s, from fire (n.) + side (n.). Symbolic of […]
noun 1. an informal address by a political leader over radio or television, especially as given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt beginning in 1933. noun an informal radio or television address by a politician Word Origin from radio addresses of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
noun 1. any of the three astrological signs, Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, that are grouped together because of the shared attributes of enthusiasm, vitality, and interest in spiritual things.
- Fire someone up
verb phrase To fill someone with energy and enthusiasm; excite someone: She fired them up with promises of huge winnings (1970s+)