See also: ar son

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EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman and Old French arson, from the verb ardoir, from Latin ardeō (to burn). Compare ardent.

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arson (usually uncountable, plural arsons)

  1. The crime of deliberately starting a fire with intent to cause damage.
    • 2006, Paul Chadwick, Concrete: Killer Smile, Part two, p.34
      Arson, like we thought. three punks doused a car, lit it, and took off.

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arson (third-person singular simple present arsons, present participle arsoning, simple past and past participle arsoned)

  1. (transitive) to illegally set fire to; to burn down in a criminal manner

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French arçon.

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arson m (plural arsons)

  1. saddle

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb ardre, ardoir, from Latin ardeō.

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arson m (oblique plural arsons, nominative singular arsons, nominative plural arson)

  1. burning; fire
  2. arson
  3. sunburn
  4. burn (on the skin, etc.)