What does firing mean?

Definitions for firing
ˈfaɪər ɪŋfir·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fire, firingnoun

    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"

  2. discharge, firing, firing offnoun

    the act of discharging a gun

  3. ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammationnoun

    the act of setting something on fire

  4. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sackingnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. firingnoun

    The process of applying heat or fire, especially to clay etc to produce pottery.

  2. firingnoun

    The fuel for a fire.

  3. firingnoun

    The discharge of a gun or other weapon.

  4. firingnoun

    The dismissal of someone from a job.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Firingnoun

    the act of disharging firearms

  2. Firingnoun

    the mode of introducing fuel into the furnace and working it

  3. Firingnoun

    the application of fire, or of a cautery

  4. Firingnoun

    the process of partly vitrifying pottery by exposing it to intense heat in a kiln

  5. Firingnoun

    fuel; firewood or coal

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. firing

    The act of discharging fire-arms.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of firing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of firing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of firing in a Sentence

  1. Amir Latif:

    ( The consulate is in) a very heavily guarded area, the firing is still continuing and we can hear small blasts, which suggests the attackers are still engaged with security forces, the firing is still continuing and the police have not made any official statement but eyewitnesses said there are three to four attackers, heavily armed attackers who tried to storm the Chinese consulate and still we can hear gunshots.

  2. Mayor Ivy Taylor:

    Firing this officer was the right thing to do, his actions were a betrayal of every value we have in our community, and he is not representative of our great police force.

  3. Pete Hegseth:

    While this shameful act may be an isolated incident, what’s not isolated are the almost daily reports that feed the perception that VA leadership are detached from the urgent challenges facing returning veterans, but it’s even more troubling that Ms. Paul’s shockingly poor judgment did not merit immediate firing. She should have been fired the minute such poor judgment was discovered and failing to do so only reinforces VA's track record of failing to hold its employees accountable.

  4. Amir Latif:

    The firing is still continuing and the police have not made any official statement but eyewitnesses said there are three to four attackers, heavily armed attackers who tried to storm the Chinese consulate and still we can hear gunshots.

  5. Bonnie Glaser of the Center:

    There could be firing by the North Koreans, which then could prompt South Koreans to retaliate very quickly, there's always a danger that things could escalate on the Korean Peninsula, lives being lost.

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