fired

adjective
\ 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

Examples of fired in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those confrontations included protesters trying to block the caravan by standing in front of cars, objects thrown, and paintballs fired and chemical sprays unleashed from passing trucks. oregonlive, "Truck with Trump flag intentionally rammed into woman in downtown Portland, $45,000 lawsuit alleges," 3 Sep. 2020 The two groups sparred for more than two hours, as people exchanged blows, fired paintballs at each other and blasted chemicals indiscriminately into the crowd. Washington Post, "Portland police stand by as Proud Boys and far-right militias flashed guns and brawled with ‘antifa’ counterprotesters," 23 Aug. 2020 The Minneapolis Police Department declined to confirm or comment on the additional charges against the fired officers. Los Angeles Times, "New charges expected against former police officers over George Floyd death," 3 June 2020 The fired officer, Derek Chauvin, faces murder and manslaughter charges. oregonlive, "U.S. attorney for Oregon says violent clashes being orchestrated nationally: ‘People need to wake up’," 2 June 2020 Aside from the two fired officers, the other three officers are now on desk-duty pending further determination of what, if any, disciplinary appropriate should be taken against them, Bottoms said during a press conference on Sunday. Amir Vera, CNN, "2 Atlanta officers fired after video shows them tasing man and using 'excessive force' on woman, mayor says," 1 June 2020 According to reports out of Minneapolis, both Floyd and Derek Chauvin, the fired police officer who was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter Friday in connection with Floyd’s death, worked as bouncers at El Nuevo Rodeo, a nightclub. Tim Carman, BostonGlobe.com, "Minneapolis restaurateur prioritizes justice for George Floyd, while others bemoan the damage," 30 May 2020 Several cars in the area were also hit multiple times by fired rounds, court documents said. Chelsea Curtis, azcentral, "Chandler police: Man arrested after shooting at officers for about an hour," 24 Mar. 2020 The program will use satellites to track emissions of methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases, and to monitor coal-fired plant operations and measure forest health. Washington Post, "Bloomberg, California team on climate satellites," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of fired

1807, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Fired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fired. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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