Associations to the word «Fuse»

Wiktionary

FUSE, noun. (also fuze in US) A cord that, when lit, conveys the fire to some explosive device.
FUSE, noun. (industry) (mining) (military) The mechanism that ignites the charge in an explosive device.
FUSE, noun. A device to prevent the overloading of an electrical circuit.
FUSE, noun. Indicating a tendency to lose one's temper.
FUSE, noun. A friction match for smokers' use, having a bulbous head which when ignited is not easily blown out even in a gale of wind.
FUSE, noun. A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter and having the usual igniting tip.
FUSE, verb. (transitive) To melt together; to blend; to mix indistinguishably.
FUSE, verb. (intransitive) To melt together.
FUSE, verb. To furnish with or install a fuse.
FUSE, verb. (organic chemistry) To form a bicyclic compound from two similar or different types of ring such that two or more atoms are shared between the resulting rings
FUSE BOX, noun. Alternative spelling of fusebox
FUSE BOXES, noun. Plural of fuse box

Dictionary definition

FUSE, noun. An electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded.
FUSE, noun. Any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant.
FUSE, verb. Mix together different elements; "The colors blend well".
FUSE, verb. Become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat; "The substances fused at a very high temperature".
FUSE, verb. Equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse.
FUSE, verb. Make liquid or plastic by heating; "The storm fused the electric mains".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats