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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Firingnoun

    Fewel.

    Etymology: from fire.

    They burn the cakes, firing being there scarce. John Mortimer.

Wikipedia

  1. Firing

    Dismissal (also called firing) is the termination of employment by an employer against the will of the employee. Though such a decision can be made by an employer for a variety of reasons, ranging from an economic downturn to performance-related problems on the part of the employee, being fired has a strong stigma in some cultures. To be dismissed, as opposed to quitting voluntarily (or being laid off), is often perceived as being the employee's fault. Finding new employment may often be difficult after being fired, particularly if there is a history of being terminated from a previous job, if the reason for firing is for some serious infraction, or the employee did not keep the job very long. Job seekers will often not mention jobs that they were fired from on their resumes; accordingly, unexplained gaps in employment are often regarded as a red flag.

ChatGPT

  1. firing

    Firing generally refers to the process of terminating an individual's employment against their will, often due to poor performance, policy violations, or financial issues within the company. It involves removal or cessation of certain duties, responsibilities, or roles of an individual in an organization, job, or role.

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. Benjamin Jones:

    The man who said he wasn't scared was a liar, i was scared before they started firing at us. After that, I didn't give a thing about being scared. I just had a job to do and I did it.

  2. Chapter President Valerie Butler:

    There are so many things that went wrong with this traffic stop, but it is indicative of what's happening around the country, and how officers walk away from cases with no disciplinary action, to include termination and or firing, it was shameful. It was embarrassing. It was disgusting.

  3. Timothy Pritts:

    So, we know that it’s not only that the lights are on, we know that he’s home. And that it appears all cylinders are firing within his brain.

  4. 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.

  5. David Snyder:

    To threaten discipline up to and included firing seems at the very least heavy-handed; it's not like the Social Security or bank account numbers were released.

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