en- +‎ fire


  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈfaɪə(ɹ)/, /ɛnˈfaɪə(ɹ)/


enfire (third-person singular simple present enfires, present participle enfiring, simple past and past participle enfired)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To set on fire.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, A Hymne in Honour of Love
      So hard those heavenly beauties he enfired

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for enfire in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)