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. Donald Trump:

    I'm not firing Sean Spicer, that guy gets great ratings. Everyone tunes in.

  2. Paul Roos:

    We came right to international departures and saw the man randomly shooting. He was just firing at anyone coming in front of him. He was wearing all black. His face was not masked. I was 50 metres away from him, we ducked behind a counter but I stood up and watched him. Two explosions went off shortly after one another. By that time he had stopped shooting.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    I have to follow certain processes and procedures when it comes to hiring and firing of officers, but what I'll say is that officers should be held to the highest standard, and that there's some behavior that simply can't be tolerated on the police department.

  4. Mark Milley:

    We have pretty good confidence who did this. We were able to capture the truck, it was a modified truck with tubes, rocket tubes on the back, the Iraqi security forces did a good job in helping secure that truck. We have good indications based on forensics where it was fired from, who did the firing and so on and so forth.

  5. Lama Fakih:

    Lebanese security officials responded to overwhelmingly peaceful protesters in downtown Beirut by shooting into the air with live rounds, firing rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, and water cannons, and in some cases hurling stones and beating protesters with batons and rifles.

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