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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Firebrand  \Fire"brand`\,  n. 
  1.  A  piece  of  burning  wood.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  2.  One  who  inflames  factions,  or  causes  contention  and 
  mischief;  an  incendiary.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  firebrand 
  n  1:  a  piece  of  wood  that  has  been  burned  or  is  burning  [syn:  {brand}] 
  2:  someone  who  deliberately  foments  trouble;  "she  was  the 
  instigator  of  their  quarrel"  [syn:  {instigator},  {provoker}, 
  {inciter},  {instigant}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Firebrand 
  Isa.  7:4,  Amos  4:11,  Zech.  3:2,  denotes  the  burnt  end  of  a  stick 
  (Heb.  'ud);  in  Judg.  15:4,  a  lamp  or  torch,  a  flambeau  (Heb. 
  lappid);  in  Prov.  26:18  (comp.  Eph.  6:16),  burning  darts  or 
  arrows  (Heb.  zikkim). 
 




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