[ fahyuhr-ing ]
See synonyms for: firingfirings on

  1. the act of a person or thing that fires.

  2. material for a fire; fuel.

  1. the act of baking ceramics or glass.

Origin of firing

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at fire, -ing1

Other words from firing

  • un·fir·ing, adjective

Words Nearby firing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use firing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for firing


/ (ˈfaɪərɪŋ) /

  1. the process of baking ceramics, etc, in a kiln or furnace: a second firing

  2. the act of stoking a fire or furnace

  1. a discharge of a firearm

  2. something used as fuel, such as coal or wood

  3. US a scorching of plants, as a result of disease, drought, or heat

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