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Meaning of FIRING

Pronunciation:  'fIring

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of discharging a gun
  2. [n]  the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
  3. [n]  the act of setting on fire or catching fire
  4. [n]  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"

FIRING is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: discharge, dismissal, dismission, fire, firing off, ignition, inflammation, kindling, liberation, lighting, release, sack, sacking
 See Also: antiaircraft fire, artillery fire, attack, barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, broadside, burning, burst, call fire, cannon fire, combustion, concentrated fire, conclusion, conge, counterfire, counterpreparation fire, cover, covering fire, crossfire, deactivation, destruction fire, direct fire, dishonorable discharge, distributed fire, ending, fusillade, grazing fire, gun, harassing fire, inactivation, indirect fire, interdiction fire, massed fire, neutralization fire, observed fire, onrush, onset, onslaught, preparation fire, radar fire, registration fire, removal, salvo, scheduled fire, searching fire, Section Eight, shelling, shooting, shot, superannuation, supporting fire, suppressive fire, termination, unobserved fire, volley



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fir"ing\, n.
1. The act of disharging firearms.

2. The mode of introducing fuel into the furnace and working
   it. --Knight.

3. The application of fire, or of a cautery. --Dunglison.

4. The process of partly vitrifying pottery by exposing it to
   intense heat in a kiln.

5. Fuel; firewood or coal. [Obs.] --Mortimer.

{Firing iron}, an instrument used in cauterizing.

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