Synonyms of firing


1. fire, firing, attack, onslaught, onset, onrush

usage: 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 off, shooting, shot

usage: the act of discharging a gun

3. ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation, burning, combustion

usage: the act of setting something on fire

4. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking, termination, ending, conclusion

usage: the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)


1. open fire, fire, blast, shoot

usage: start firing a weapon

2. fire, discharge

usage: cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"

3. fire, bake

usage: bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery"

4. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate, remove

usage: terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

5. fire, discharge, go off

usage: go off or discharge; "The gun fired"

6. fire, chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off

usage: drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"

7. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke, make, create

usage: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

8. burn, fire, burn down, destroy, ruin

usage: destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"

9. fuel, fire, supply, provide, render, furnish

usage: provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace"

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Definition and meaning of firing (Dictionary)