Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun firing

4 senses of firing

Sense 1
fire, firing -- (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")
       => attack, onslaught, onset, onrush -- ((military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn")

Sense 2
discharge, firing, firing off -- (the act of discharging a gun)
       => shooting, shot -- (the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate")

Sense 3
ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation -- (the act of setting something on fire)
       => burning, combustion -- (the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance")

Sense 4
dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking -- (the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart))
       => termination, ending, conclusion -- (the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement")

Antonyms of verb fire

1 of 9 senses of fire

Sense 4
displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate -- (terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers")
       Antonym of hire (Sense 1)
      => hire, engage, employ -- (engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fire

9 senses of fire

Sense 1
open fire, fire -- (start firing a weapon)
       => blast, shoot -- (fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away")

Sense 2
fire, discharge -- (cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet")

Sense 3
fire -- (bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery")
       => bake -- (cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; "bake the potatoes")

Sense 4
displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate -- (terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers")
       => remove -- (remove from a position or an office)

Sense 5
fire, discharge, go off -- (go off or discharge; "The gun fired")

Sense 6
fire -- (drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism")
       => chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off -- (force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers")

Sense 7
arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 8
burn, fire, burn down -- (destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

Sense 9
fuel, fire -- (provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

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