\ ˈfī(-ə)rd How to pronounce fired (audio) \

Definition of fired

1 : using a specified fuel usually used in combination an oil-fired power planta 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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In private, Pompeo’s gripes sometimes echo those expressed by fired predecessors, among them H. R. McMaster, Trump’s second national-security adviser. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, "Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of Trump," 19 Aug. 2019 However, according a report from KGO-TV, Pleasanton police said the fired Redfin employee had worked out of the company’s office in Dublin. Rex Crum, The Mercury News, "Real estate company Redfin closes 4 Bay Area offices after suspected gun threat," 16 Aug. 2019 The fired police chief of Pocomoke City, Md., was sentenced Tuesday in a misconduct case brought by Maryland’s state prosecutor and will serve a term of probation. Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post, "Fired black police chief avoids jail time in Eastern Shore misconduct case," 9 July 2019 The first of many candidates the Texans are considering as a replacement for fired general manager Brian Gaine is former Cleveland Browns' general manager Ray Farmer, who was fired after the 2015 season. John Mcclain, Houston Chronicle, "Ray Farmer among Texans GM candidates," 8 June 2019 But a ground ball to Corbin was cleanly fielded and the 8-year-old fired to first base to keep the damage at 1-0. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood’s 8U Pinto All-Stars nab second place in Coast Region Directors Tournament," 17 June 2019 The last time Britain went a week without coal was in 1882, when the first coal-fired plant opened in London. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Britain Went an Entire Week Without Burning Coal," 10 May 2019 Some of them based on sources who have seen a memo, recounting some of these meetings by Andrew McCabe, the fired former FBI deputy director. Fox News, "Media's Kavanaugh spectacle," 24 Sep. 2018 So that report is based in part on memos from fired FBI official Andrew McCabe. Fox News, "Rosenstein pushes back against New York Times report," 21 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of fired

1889, in the meaning defined above

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