• synonyms

fire department

See more synonyms for fire department on Thesaurus.com
  1. the department of a municipal government charged with the prevention and extinguishing of fire.
  2. the personnel in such a department.
Show More

Origin of fire department

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for fire department

Contemporary Examples of fire department

Historical Examples of fire department

British Dictionary definitions for fire department

fire department

  1. US and Canadian the department of a local authority responsible for the prevention and extinguishing of fires
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012