noun An injury caused by exposure to heat or flame. (he was treated in the hospital for burns to his hands) Consumption of a type of fuel as an energy source. (natural gas produces the cleanest burn of the lot) An act of clearing of vegetation by burning.
verb (of a fire) flame or glow while consuming a material such as coal or wood. (a fire burned and crackled cheerfully in the grate) Be or cause to be destroyed by fire. (he watched his restaurant burn to the ground) Be possessed by (a desire or an emotion) (Martha was burning with curiosity) Drive very fast. (he burned past us like a maniac) Produce (a compact disc or DVD) by copying from an original or master copy.