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Definition 1: the act of setting something on fire - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for firing in the sense of this definition

(firing is a kind of ...) the act of burning something

"the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"

Definition 2: the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for firing in the sense of this definition

(firing is a kind of ...) the act of ending something

"the termination of the agreement"

(... is a kind of firing ) the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension)

(... is a kind of firing ) an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal

(... is a kind of firing ) dismissal from office

(... is a kind of firing ) breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)

(... is a kind of firing ) a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record

(... is a kind of firing ) a discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder)

(... is a kind of firing ) a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable

Definition 3: the act of discharging a gun - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for firing in the sense of this definition

(firing is a kind of ...) the act of firing a projectile

"his shooting was slow but accurate"

(... is a kind of firing ) the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies

"two runners started before the gun" "a twenty gun salute"

Definition 4: the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy - [noun denoting act]

Samples where firing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
  • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

Synonyms for firing in the sense of this definition

(firing is a kind of ...) (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

"the attack began at dawn"

(... is a kind of firing ) fire designed to disturb the rest of enemy troops and to curtail movement and to lower enemy morale

(... is a kind of firing ) fire delivered on a target that is not itself used as the point of aim for the weapons

(... is a kind of firing ) fire directed to an area to prevent the enemy from using that area

(... is a kind of firing ) fire that is delivered in order to render the target ineffective or unusable

(... is a kind of firing ) fire for which the point of impact (the burst) can be seen by an observer; fire can be adjusted on the basis of the observations

(... is a kind of firing ) fire delivered on a target in preparation for an assault

(... is a kind of firing ) gunfire aimed a target that is being tracked by radar

(... is a kind of firing ) fire delivered to obtain accurate data for subsequent effective engagement of targets

(... is a kind of firing ) prearranged fire delivered at a predetermined time

(... is a kind of firing ) fire distributed in depth by successive changes in the elevation of the gun

(... is a kind of firing ) fire delivered by supporting units to protect or assist a unit in combat

(... is a kind of firing ) fire on or about a weapon system to degrade its performance below what is needed to fulfill its mission objectives

(... is a kind of firing ) fire for which the point of impact (the bursts) cannot be observed

(... is a kind of firing ) fire approximately parallel to the ground; the center of the cone of fire does rise above 1 meter from the ground

(... is a kind of firing ) fire that injures or kills an enemy

(... is a kind of firing ) fire that injures or kills an ally

(... is a kind of firing ) firing at enemy aircraft

(... is a kind of firing ) the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

"they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops" "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"

(... is a kind of firing ) the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship

(... is a kind of firing ) rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

"our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"

(... is a kind of firing ) fire delivered on a specific target in response to a request from the supported unit

(... is a kind of firing ) fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations

"artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"

(... is a kind of firing ) fire from two or more weapons directed at a single target or area (as fire by batteries of two or more warships)

(... is a kind of firing ) fire intended to neutralize or destroy enemy weapons

(... is a kind of firing ) intensive prearranged fire delivered when the immanence of enemy attack is discovered

(... is a kind of firing ) fire from two or more points so that the lines of fire cross

(... is a kind of firing ) fire delivered for the sole purpose of destroying material objects

(... is a kind of firing ) fire delivered on a target that is visible to the person aiming it

(... is a kind of firing ) fire dispersed so as to engage effectively an area target

(... is a kind of firing ) fire delivered by artillery

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