See also: fusé
fuse (plural fuses)
- A cord that, when lit, conveys the fire to some explosive device.
- Synonym: fuze (US)
- (manufacturing, mining, military) The mechanism that ignites the charge in an explosive device.
- Synonym: fuze
- (electrical engineering) A device to prevent the overloading of an electrical circuit.
- (figuratively) Indicating a tendency to lose one's temper.
- When talking about being laid off, he has a short fuse.
- A friction match for smokers' use, having a bulbous head which when ignited is not easily blown out even in a gale of wind.
- A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter and having the usual igniting tip.
device igniting charge
device preventing overloading of a circuit
indicating tendency to lose temper
- (transitive) To melt together; to blend; to mix indistinguishably.
- (intransitive) To melt together.
- To furnish with or install a fuse.
- (organic chemistry) To form a bicyclic compound from two similar or different types of ring such that two or more atoms are shared between the resulting rings
transitive: to melt together
intransitive: to melt together
transitive: to furnish with a fuse
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- Feminine plural of adjective fuso.
fuse f pl
- plural of
fuse f pl
- fuse in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- fuse in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- fuse in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- fu (informal)