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Definition of "firing" []

  • The process of applying fire or heat, as in the hardening or glazing of ceramics. (noun)
  • Fuel for fires. (noun)
  • The act or an instance of dismissing someone from a job. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "firing" in a sentence
  • "If this period between the time of firing and the maximum temperature reported was exactly one minute, the radiation through this period would equal the radiation per one-half minute _before firing_ plus the radiation per one-half minute _after the maximum temperature is reached_; or, the radiation through the one minute interval would be the average of the radiation per minute before firing and the radiation per minute after the maximum."
  • "The Walpin firing is hard to figure out: there are a lot of conflicting stories, including many people who say he was doing a bad job and was impossible to deal with; he also has his defenders."
  • "The North has declared what it calls a firing zone in disputed waters off its west coast."