F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r]
    • /faɪər/
    • /faɪər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r]
    • /faɪər/

Definitions of fired word

  • noun fired a state, process, or instance of combustion in which fuel or other material is ignited and combined with oxygen, giving off light, heat, and flame. 1
  • noun fired a burning mass of material, as on a hearth or in a furnace. 1
  • noun fired the destructive burning of a building, town, forest, etc.; conflagration. 1
  • noun fired heat used for cooking, especially the lighted burner of a stove: Put the kettle on the fire. 1
  • noun fired Greek fire. 1
  • noun fired flashing light; luminous appearance. 1

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Origin of fired

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English fȳr; cognate with Old Norse fūrr, German Feuer, Greek pŷr (see pyro-); (v.) Middle English firen to kindle, inflame, derivative of the noun

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Parts of speech for Fired


fired popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fired usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fired

adj fired

  • burned — having been cheated in a sale of drugs
  • burning — You use burning to describe something that is extremely hot.
  • alight — If something is alight, it is burning.
  • kindling — a litter of kittens, rabbits, etc.
  • glowing — incandescent.

adjective fired

  • enkindled — Simple past tense and past participle of enkindle.
  • discharged — to relieve of a charge or load; unload: to discharge a ship.
  • dismissed — Simple past tense and past participle of dismiss.

Antonyms for fired

noun fired

  • calmed — Simple past tense and past participle of calm.

verb fired

  • extinguished — Cause (a fire or light) to cease to burn or shine.
  • bored — If you are bored, you feel tired and impatient because you have lost interest in something or because you have nothing to do.
  • dulled — Simple past tense and past participle of dull.
  • held — simple past tense and a past participle of hold1 .
  • employed — Give work to (someone) and pay them for it.

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