Associations to the word «Firing»

Wiktionary

FIRING, noun. The process of applying heat or fire, especially to clay etc to produce pottery.
FIRING, noun. The fuel for a fire.
FIRING, noun. The discharge of a gun or other weapon.
FIRING, noun. The dismissal of someone from a job.
FIRING, verb. Present participle of fire
FIRING AWAY, verb. Present participle of fire away
FIRING IRON, noun. An instrument used in cauterizing.
FIRING IRONS, noun. Plural of firing iron
FIRING LINE, noun. (military) The line from which soldiers fire their weapons at a target; especially the front line of troops in a battle
FIRING LINE, noun. A row of shooters
FIRING LINE, noun. (idiomatic) The vanguard of an activity
FIRING OFF, verb. Present participle of fire off
FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS, verb. Present participle of fire on all cylinders
FIRING PIN, noun. (firearms) the part of the firing mechanism which strikes the cartridge's primer to ignite the gunpowder.
FIRING PINS, noun. Plural of firing pin
FIRING POINT, noun. A prepared fighting position from which infantry can defend territory with minimal exposure to return fire.
FIRING RANGE, noun. A range designed for target practice, especially for firearms.
FIRING RANGES, noun. Plural of firing range
FIRING SQUAD, noun. A group of soldiers or paramilitaries detailed to execute someone, usually by rifle shot, or to discharge their weapons ceremonially at a funeral.
FIRING SQUADS, noun. Plural of firing squad
FIRING UP, verb. Present participle of fire up

Dictionary definition

FIRING, noun. 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".
FIRING, noun. The act of discharging a gun.
FIRING, noun. The act of setting something on fire.
FIRING, noun. The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart).

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats