firing Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun 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
noun the act of discharging a gun
discharge; firing off.
noun the act of setting something on fire
kindling; lighting; ignition; inflammation.
noun the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
sacking; dismissal; sack; liberation; release; discharge; dismission.
verb start firing a weapon
fire; open fire.
verb cause to go off
- fire a gun
- fire a bullet
verb bake in a kiln so as to harden
- fire pottery
verb terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
give the axe; send away; give the sack; fire; dismiss; terminate; displace; sack; give notice; force out; can.
- The boss fired his secretary today
- The company terminated 25% of its workers
verb go off or discharge
fire; discharge; go off.
- The gun fired
verb drive out or away by or as if by fire
- The soldiers were fired
- Surrender fires the cold skepticism
verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; arouse; evoke; kindle; provoke.
- arouse pity
- raise a smile
- evoke sympathy
verb destroy by fire
fire; burn; burn down.
- They burned the house and his diaries
verb provide with fuel
- Oil fires the furnace
The act of disharging firearms.
The mode of introducing fuel into the furnace and working it.Knight.
The application of fire, or of a cautery.Dunglison.
The process of partly vitrifying pottery by exposing it to intense heat in a kiln.
Fuel; firewood or coal.Obs. Mortimer.
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