1. adjective [v-link ADJ]
If something is afire or is set afire, it is on fire or looks as if it is on fire. alight ⇒ The houses were set afire but there were only minor injuries to seven personnel. ⇒ The sun has already set, leaving the sky afire with orange and green light.
2. adjective [v-link ADJ, oft ADJ with n] If someone is afire with emotion, they are extremely enthusiastic and excited about something. [literary] ⇒ All Dan's senses were afire. ⇒ Sydney is afire with Olympic enthusiasm.
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