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Meaning & Definition of Firing in English

English

Firing

/faɪrɪŋ/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • fire
  • ,
  • firing

2. The act of discharging a gun

    synonym:
  • discharge
  • ,
  • firing
  • ,
  • firing off

3. The act of setting something on fire

    synonym:
  • ignition
  • ,
  • firing
  • ,
  • lighting
  • ,
  • kindling
  • ,
  • inflammation

4. The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

    synonym:
  • dismissal
  • ,
  • dismission
  • ,
  • discharge
  • ,
  • firing
  • ,
  • liberation
  • ,
  • release
  • ,
  • sack
  • ,
  • sacking

Examples of using

They started firing.
The men who tried to steal the plane have been sentenced to death by firing squad.
He was sentenced to death by firing squad.