The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

4 definitions found
 for firebrand
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Firebrand \Fire"brand`\, n.
     1. A piece of burning wood. --L'Estrange.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. One who inflames factions, or causes contention and
        mischief; an incendiary. --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning [syn:
           brand, firebrand]
      2: someone who deliberately foments trouble; "she was the
         instigator of their quarrel" [syn: instigator, provoker,
         inciter, instigant, firebrand]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "firebrand":
     Mafioso, Young Turk, 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, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound, hellion,
     holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hothead, hotspur, igniter, incendiary,
     inciter, inflamer, instigator, killer, light, lighter, live coal,
     mad dog, madcap, 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,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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).

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229