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Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BURN, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive burned or burnt. [Latin pruna, and perhaps, furnus, fornaz, a furnace. The primary sense is, to rage, to act with violent excitement.]

1. To consume with fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or fire; frequently with up; as, to burn up wood.

2. To expel the volatile parts and reduce to charcoal by fire; as, to burn wood into coal. Hence, in popular language, to burn a kiln of wood, is to char the wood.

3. To cleanse of soot by burning; to inflame; as, to burn a chimney; an extensive use of the word.

4. To harden in the fire; to bake or harden by heat; as, to burn bricks or a brick kiln.

5. To scorch; to affect by heat; as, to burn the clothes or the legs by the fire; to burn meat or bread in cookery.

6. To injure by fire; to affect the flesh by heat.

7. To dry up or dissipate; with up; as, to burn up tears.

8. To dry excessively; to cause to wither by heat; as, the sun burns the grass or plants.

9. To heat or inflame; to affect with excessive stimulus; as, ardent spirits burn the stomach.

10. To affect with heat in cookery, so as to give the food a disagreeable taste. Hence the phrase burnt to.

11. To calcine with heat or fire; to expel the volatile matter from substances, so that they are easily pulverized; as, to burn oyster shells, or lime-stone.

12. To affect with excess of heat; as, the fever burns a patient.

13. To subject to the action of fire; to heat or dry; as, to burn colors.

To burn up, to consume entirely by fire.

To burn out, to burn till the fuel is all consumed.

BURN, verb intransitive To be on fire; to flame; as, the mount burned with fire.

1. To shine; to sparkle.

O prince! O wherefore burn your eyes?

2. To be inflamed with passion or desire; as, to burn with anger or love.

3. To act with destructive violence, as fire.

Shall thy wrath burn like fire?

4. To be in commotion; to rage with destructive violence.

The groan still deepens and the combat burns.

5. To be heated; to be in a glow; as, the face burns.

6. To be affected with a sensation of heat, pain or acidity; as, the heart burns.

7. To feel excess of heat; as, the flesh burns by a fire; a patient burns with a fever.

To burn out, to burn till the fuel is exhausted and the fire ceases.

BURN, noun A hurt or injury of the flesh caused by the action of fire.

1. The operation of burning or baking, as in brickmaking; as, they have a good burn

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BURN'ABLE, adjective That may be burnt. [Little used.]

BURN'-COW or BURST'-COW, noun A genus of insects, with filiform feelers, of several species; very obnoxious to cattle.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BURN'ED, BURNT, participle passive Consumed with fire; scorched or dried with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire.

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BURN'ER, noun A person who burns or sets fire to any thing.

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BURN'ET, noun A plant, Poterium or garden burnet

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BURNET-SAXIFRAGE, noun A plant, Pimpinella.

Naves Topical Index

As a punishment.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BURN'ING, participle present tense Consuming with fire; flaming; scorching; hardening by fire; calcining; charring; raging as fire; glowing.

BURN'ING, noun Combustion; the act of expelling volatile matter and reducing to ashes, or to a calx; a fire; inflammation; the heat or raging of passion. In surgery, actual cautery; cauterization.

BURN'ING, adjective Powerful; vehement; as a burning shame; a burning scent.

1. Much heated; very hot; scorching.

The burning plains of India.

Naves Topical Index
Burning Bush

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BURN'ING-GLASS, noun [burn and glass.] A convex glass which, when exposed to the direct rays of the sun, collects them into a small space, called a focus, producing an intense heat. The name is given also to a concave mirror which condenses the sun's rays.

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BURNING-THORNY-PLANT. A species of Euphorbia or spurge.

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BURN'ISH, verb transitive To polish by friction; to make smooth, bright and glossy; as, to burnish steel.

BURN'ISH, verb intransitive To grow bright or glossy.

BURN'ISH, noun Gloss; brightness; luster.

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BURN'ISHED, participle passive Polished; made glossy.

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BURN'ISHER, noun The person who polishes, or makes glossy.

1. An instrument used in polishing, of different kinds. It may be a piece of round polished steel, a dog's or wolf's tooth, a piece of copper, agate or pebble. etc. It is used for giving a gloss or smoothness to metals, to the edges of books, etc.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BURN'ISHING, participle present tense Polishing; making smooth and glossy.

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BURN'OS, noun An upper cloke or garment.

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BURNT, participle passive of burn. Consumed; scorched; heated; subjected to the action of fire.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Burnt Offering

Hebrew olah; i.e., "ascending," the whole being consumed by fire, and regarded as ascending to God while being consumed. Part of every offering was burnt in the sacred fire, but this was wholly burnt, a "whole burnt offering." It was the most frequent form of sacrifice, and apparently the only one mentioned in the book of Genesis. Such were the sacrifices offered by Abel (Genesis 4:3, 4, here called minhah; i.e., "a gift"), Noah (Genesis 8:20), Abraham (Genesis 22:2, 7, 8, 13), and by the Hebrews in Egypt (Exodus 10:25).

The law of Moses afterwards prescribed the occasions and the manner in which burnt sacrifices were to be offered. There were "the continual burnt offering" (Exodus 29:38-42; Leviticus 6:9-13), "the burnt offering of every sabbath," which was double the daily one (Numbers 28:9, 10), "the burnt offering of every month" (28:11-15), the offerings at the Passover (19-23), at Pentecost (Leviticus 23:16), the feast of Trumpets (23:23-25), and on the day of Atonement (Leviticus 16).

On other occasions special sacrifices were offered, as at the consecration of Aaron (Exodus 29) and the dedication of the temple (1 Kings 8:5, 62-64).

Free-will burnt offerings were also permitted (Leviticus 1:13), and were offered at the accession of Solomon to the throne (1 Chronicles 29:21), and at the reformation brought about by Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:31-35).

These offerings signified the complete dedication of the offerers unto God. This is referred to in Romans 12:1. (See ALTAR, SACRIFICE.)

Naves Topical Index
Burnt Offering

See Offerings, Burnt
Offerings, Burnt

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Burnt Offering

The word is applied to the offering which was wholly consumed by fire on the altar, and the whole of which, except the refuse ashes "ascended" in the smoke to God. The meaning of the whole burnt offering was that which is the original idea of all sacrifice, the offering by the sacrificer of himself, soul and body, to God

the submission of his will to the will of the Lord. The ceremonies of the burnt offering are given in detail in the book of Leviticus. [SACRIFICE]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BURNT-OFFERING, noun [burnt and offer.] Something offered and burnt on an altar, as an atonement for sin; a sacrifice; called also burnt-sacrifice. The offerings of the Jews were a clean animal, as an ox, a calf, a goat, or sheep; or some species of vegetable substance, as bread and ears of wheat or barley.