BSL Sign Language Dictionary

Search and compare thousands of words and phrases in British Sign Language (BSL). The largest collection online.

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How to sign: the act of setting on fire or catching fire

ignition in BSL Watch how to sign ignition in British Sign Language
ignition - SignStation
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inflammation in BSL Watch how to sign inflammation in British Sign Language
inflammation - Scottish Sensory Centre More details
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Similiar / Same: kindling, ignition, lighting, inflammation

Categories: burning, combustion


How to sign: the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
"hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire";

firing in BSL Watch how to sign firing in British Sign Language
firing - University of Wolverhampton
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Similiar / Same: fire

Categories: attack, onrush, onset, onslaught

Within this category: antiaircraft fire, artillery fire, barrage, broadside, call fire, concentrated fire, counterfire, counterpreparation fire, cover, crossfire, destruction fire, direct fire, distributed fire, friendly fire, fusillade, grazing fire, harassing fire, hostile fire, indirect fire, interdiction fire, neutralization fire, observed fire, preparation fire, radar fire, registration fire, scheduled fire, searching fire, supporting fire, suppressive fire, unobserved fire


How to sign: the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

sack in BSL Watch how to sign sack in British Sign Language
sack - SignStation
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Similiar / Same: dismission, sacking, liberation, dismissal, release, discharge, sack

Categories: conclusion, ending, termination

Within this category: conge, deactivation, dishonorable discharge, removal, Section Eight, superannuation

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