Definition of Firebrand

1. Noun. A piece of wood that has been burned or is burning.

Exact synonyms: Brand
Generic synonyms: Firewood



2. Noun. Someone who deliberately foments trouble. "She was the instigator of their quarrel"
Exact synonyms: Inciter, Instigant, Instigator, Provoker
Specialized synonyms: Ringleader
Generic synonyms: Bad Hat, Mischief-maker, Trouble Maker, Troublemaker, Troubler
Derivative terms: Incite, Incite, Instigate, Instigate, Provoke

Definition of Firebrand

1. n. A piece of burning wood.

Definition of Firebrand

1. Noun. An argumentative troublemaker or revolutionary; one who agitates against the current situation. ¹

2. Noun. A torch or other burning stick with a flame at one end. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Firebrand

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Firebrand

1. 1. A piece of burning wood. 2. One who inflames factions, or causes contention and mischief; an incendiary. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firebrand

fireboat
fireboats
firebolt
firebolted
firebolting
firebolts
firebomb
firebombed
firebombing
firebombings
firebombs
firebote
firebotes
fireboxes
firebrand (current term)
firebrands
firebrat
firebrats
firebreak
firebreaks
firebreather
firebreathers
firebrick
firebricks
firebug
firebugs
firecall
fireclay

Literary usage of Firebrand

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1. The Works of Virgil by Virgil (1891)
"... let the youth incline to, and at once demand and snatch up arms. ing Hecuba" alone, impregnated with a firebrand, bring forth a blazing nuptial torch; ..."

2. The Hill Readers by Daniel Harvey Hill (1906)
"THE firebrand IN THE POND All this time the firebrand was burning, and the frog was going to the pond as fast as he could. The old women were running after ..."

3. The Journey of Coronado: 1540-1542 ; from the City of Mexico to the Grand by Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Antonio de Mendoza, Juan Camilo Jaramillo, Pedro Reyes Castañeda (1904)
"WE have already related how Captain Melchior Diaz crossed the firebrand river on rafts, in order to continue his discoveries farther in that direction. ..."

4. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"... muft be careful not to dignify a STICK or faggot lighted in a farmer's chimney by the name of firebrand: although were they writing, or even relating, ..."

5. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"... that night when royal Hecuba, Teeming with firebrand, gave Paris birth: One in the city of his fathers sleeps; And one, inglorious, on Laurentian strand ..."

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