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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r-ing]
    • /ˈfaɪər ɪŋ/
    • /ˈfaɪə.rɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r-ing]
    • /ˈfaɪər ɪŋ/

Definitions of firing word

  • noun firing 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 firing a burning mass of material, as on a hearth or in a furnace. 1
  • noun firing the destructive burning of a building, town, forest, etc.; conflagration. 1
  • noun firing heat used for cooking, especially the lighted burner of a stove: Put the kettle on the fire. 1
  • noun firing Greek fire. 1
  • noun firing flashing light; luminous appearance. 1

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Origin of firing

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at fire, -ing1

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Parts of speech for Firing


firing popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for firing

noun firing

  • gunfire — the firing of a gun or guns.
  • fire — combustion
  • shooting — to hit, wound, damage, kill, or destroy with a missile discharged from a weapon.

adjective firing

  • burnable — able to be burned
  • combustible — A combustible material or gas catches fire and burns easily.
  • combustive — the act or process of burning.
  • ignitable — to set on fire; kindle.

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