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1. The process of applying fire or heat, as in the hardening or glazing of ceramics.
2. Fuel for fires.
3. The act or an instance of dismissing someone from a job.
1. (Ceramics) the process of baking ceramics, etc, in a kiln or furnace: a second firing.
2. the act of stoking a fire or furnace
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a discharge of a firearm
4. something used as fuel, such as coal or wood
5. (Botany) US a scorching of plants, as a result of disease, drought, or heat
1. the act of a person or thing that fires.
2. material for a fire; fuel.
3. the act of baking ceramics.
The process of hardening shaped clay by heating it. See pottery.
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|Noun||1.||firing - 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"|
attack, onrush, onset, onslaught - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
antiaircraft fire - firing at enemy aircraft
barrage fire, shelling, barrage, bombardment, battery - 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"
broadside - the simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship
fusillade, volley, burst, salvo - rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
call fire - fire delivered on a specific target in response to a request from the supported unit
covering fire, cover - fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations; "artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal"
concentrated fire, massed fire - fire from two or more weapons directed at a single target or area (as fire by batteries of two or more warships)
counterfire - fire intended to neutralize or destroy enemy weapons
counterpreparation fire - intensive prearranged fire delivered when the immanence of enemy attack is discovered
crossfire - fire from two or more points so that the lines of fire cross
destruction fire - fire delivered for the sole purpose of destroying material objects
direct fire - fire delivered on a target that is visible to the person aiming it
distributed fire - fire dispersed so as to engage effectively an area target
hostile fire - fire that injures or kills an enemy
grazing fire - fire approximately parallel to the ground; the center of the cone of fire does rise above 1 meter from the ground
harassing fire - fire designed to disturb the rest of enemy troops and to curtail movement and to lower enemy morale
indirect fire - fire delivered on a target that is not itself used as the point of aim for the weapons
interdiction fire - fire directed to an area to prevent the enemy from using that area
neutralization fire - fire that is delivered in order to render the target ineffective or unusable
observed fire - 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
preparation fire - fire delivered on a target in preparation for an assault
radar fire - gunfire aimed a target that is being tracked by radar
registration fire - fire delivered to obtain accurate data for subsequent effective engagement of targets
scheduled fire - prearranged fire delivered at a predetermined time
searching fire - fire distributed in depth by successive changes in the elevation of the gun
supporting fire - fire delivered by supporting units to protect or assist a unit in combat
suppressive fire - fire on or about a weapon system to degrade its performance below what is needed to fulfill its mission objectives
unobserved fire - fire for which the point of impact (the bursts) cannot be observed
|2.||firing - the act of discharging a gun|
gun - the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies; "two runners started before the gun"; "a twenty gun salute"
|3.||firing - the act of setting something on fire|
|4.||firing - the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)|
superannuation - the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension)
removal - dismissal from office
honorable discharge - a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record
dishonorable discharge - a discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder)
Section Eight - a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable
2. (Aut) → encendido m
3. [of bricks, pottery] → cocción f
4. (esp US) → despido m
(of pottery) → Brennen nt
(inf: = dismissal) → Rausschmiss m (inf)
(Aut, of engine) → Zündung f
n → Schlagbolzen m
n → Exekutionskommando nt