fired

adjective \ ˈfī(-ə)rd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of fired

1 : using a specified fuel usually used in combination
  • an oil-fired power plant
  • a wood-fired pizza oven
2 : having been processed by heating in a kiln
  • fired and handpainted stoneware
  • The body is more like cement than clay, but useful in achieving the surfaces I seek, and the fired clay is remarkably lightweight and strong.
  • Ceramics Monthly
3 : dismissed from a job
  • You're fired!
  • They said Metro has failed to provide the fired employees and the union with a detailed explanation of the allegations.
  • —Fredrick Kunkle

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First Known Use of fired

1889



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