- arson ► NOUN ▪ the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property.DERIVATIVES arsonist noun.ORIGIN Old French, from Latin ardere 'to burn' .
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arsonist — n. 1. 1 a criminal who illegaly sets fire to property. Syn: incendiary, firebug. [WordNet 1.5] Note: The definition of this crime is varied by statues in different countries and states. The English law of arson has been considerably modified in… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
arsonist — index lawbreaker Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
arsonist — (n.) 1864, from ARSON (Cf. arson) + IST (Cf. ist) … Etymology dictionary
arsonist — UK [ˈɑː(r)s(ə)nɪst] / US [ˈɑrs(ə)nɪst] noun [countable] Word forms arsonist : singular arsonist plural arsonists someone who deliberately starts fires, especially in buildings … English dictionary
arsonist — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)sənɪst[/t]] arsonists N COUNT An arsonist is a person who deliberately sets fire to a building or vehicle … English dictionary
arsonist — noun see arson … New Collegiate Dictionary
arsonist — /ahr seuh nist/, n. a person who commits arson. [1860 65; ARSON + IST] * * * … Universalium
arsonist — noun One who has committed the act of arson, or illegally setting fire to property … Wiktionary
arsonist — Synonyms and related words: annihilator, biblioclast, bomber, burner, demolisher, destroyer, dynamitard, dynamiter, exterminator, fire worshiper, firebug, hun, iconoclast, idol breaker, idoloclast, incendiary, nihilist, pyrolater, pyromaniac,… … Moby Thesaurus
arsonist — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. incendiary, pyRomaniac, firebug*, one who sets fires illegally, torch, petroleur (French); see also criminal … English dictionary for students