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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Firing  \Fir"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  disharging  firearms. 
 
  2.  The  mode  of  introducing  fuel  into  the  furnace  and  working 
  it  --Knight. 
 
  3.  The  application  of  fire,  or  of  a  cautery.  --Dunglison. 
 
  4.  The  process  of  partly  vitrifying  pottery  by  exposing  it  to 
  intense  heat  in  a  kiln. 
 
  5.  Fuel;  firewood  or  coal.  [Obs.]  --Mortimer. 
 
  {Firing  iron},  an  instrument  used  in  cauterizing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  firing 
  n  1:  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" 
  [syn:  {fire}] 
  2:  the  act  of  discharging  a  gun  [syn:  {discharge},  {firing  off}] 
  3:  the  act  of  starting  a  fire  [syn:  {ignition},  {lighting},  {kindling}] 
  4:  the  act  of  terminating  someone's  employment  [syn:  {dismissal}, 
  {discharge},  {liberation},  {release},  {sack},  {sacking}] 




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