HyperDic: firing

English > 4 senses of the word firing:
NOUNactfiring, firethe act of firing / firing / firing weapons or artillery at an enemy / enemy
actfiring, discharge, firing offthe act of discharging a gun
actfiring, ignition, lighting, kindling, inflammationthe act of setting something on fire
actfiring, dismissal, dismission, discharge, liberation, release, sack, sackingthe termination of someone's employment / employment (leaving them free to depart)
firing > pronunciation
Soundsfay'errihng; fay'rihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > firing: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of firing / firing / firing weapons or artillery at an enemy / enemy.
Synonymfire
Narrowerantiaircraft firefiring at enemy / enemy aircraft
artillery fire, cannon firefire delivered by artillery
barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shellingThe heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area / area rather than hit a specific target
broadsideThe simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship
call firefire delivered on a specific target in response to a request from the supported unit
concentrated fire, massed firefire from two or more weapons directed at a single target or area / area (as fire by batteries of two or more warships)
counterfirefire intended to neutralize or destroy enemy / enemy weapons
counterpreparation fireintensive prearranged fire delivered when the immanence of enemy / enemy attack is discovered
cover, covering firefire that makes it difficult for the enemy / enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations
crossfirefire from two or more points so that the lines of fire cross
destruction firefire delivered for the sole purpose of destroying material objects
direct firefire delivered on a target that is visible to the person aiming it
distributed firefire dispersed so as to engage effectively an area / area target
friendly fire, fratricidefire that injures or kills an ally
fusillade, salvo, volley, burstrapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
grazing firefire approximately parallel to the ground
harassing firefire designed to disturb the rest of enemy / enemy troops and to curtail movement and to lower enemy / enemy morale
hostile firefire that injures or kills an enemy / enemy
indirect firefire delivered on a target that is not itself used as the point of aim for the weapons
interdiction firefire directed to an area to prevent the enemy / enemy from using that area
neutralization firefire that is delivered in order to render the target ineffective or unusable
observed firefire for which the point of impact (the burst) can be seen by an observer
preparation firefire delivered on a target in preparation for an assault
radar firegunfire aimed a target that is being tracked by radar
registration firefire delivered to obtain accurate data for subsequent effective engagement of targets
scheduled fireprearranged fire delivered at a predetermined time
searching firefire distributed in depth by successive changes in the elevation of the gun
supporting firefire delivered by supporting units to protect or assist a unit in combat
suppressive firefire on or about a weapon system to degrade its performance below what is needed to fulfill its mission objectives
unobserved firefire for which the point of impact (the bursts) cannot be observed
Broaderattack, onslaught, onset, onrush(military) an offensive against an enemy / enemy (using weapons)
Spanishfuego
Catalanfoc
Verbsfirestart firing a weapon
English > firing: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of discharging a gun.
Synonymsdischarge, firing off
NarrowergunThe discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ... / military ceremonies
Broadershooting, shotThe act of firing a projectile
Spanishdescarga
Catalandescàrrega
Verbsfirecause to go off
English > firing: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of setting something on fire.
Synonymsignition, lighting, kindling, inflammation
Broaderburning, combustionThe act of burning something
Spanishencendido, inflamación
Catalanencesa, inflamació
English > firing: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe termination of someone's employment / employment (leaving them free to depart).
Synonymsdismissal, dismission, discharge, liberation, release, sack, sacking
NarrowerSection EightA discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable
conge, congeeAn abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
deactivation, inactivationBreaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
dishonorable dischargeA discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder)
honorable dischargeA discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record
removaldismissal from office
superannuationThe act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension)
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
Spanishcese, despedida, despido, destitución, liberación
Catalanacomiadament, destitució
Verbsfireterminate the employment of

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