See also: fire and fíre

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FIRE (uncountable)

  1. (finance) Acronym of financial independence and retire early.
  2. (economics, business) Acronym of finance, insurance and real estate: a class of businesses.
    • 2008, Özgür Orhangazi, Financialization and the US Economy, Edward Elgar Publishing, →ISBN, page 11:
      As Figure 2.1 demonstrates, total income acquired by the finance, insurance and real estate (FIRE) sector has been increasing since the early 1980s. While in the 1952–1980 period, the share of national income that went to the FIRE sector hovered between 12 and 14 percent, by the 2000s it had approached 20 percent.

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  1. Acronym of Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (formerly Foundation for Individual Rights in Education): a non-profit civil liberties group founded in 1999 with the aim of protecting free speech rights on college campuses in the United States.

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