fired

adjective
\ˈfī(-ə)rd \

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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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 Given the severe financial ramifications of a just cause firing and the near certainty that the fired coach will then sue the university for breach of contract, the just cause distinction is seldom used by universities. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Breaking Down Kevin Ollie's Case Against UConn and the University's Likely Defenses," 29 June 2018 Using evidence gathered by Franklin's crew, McGlathery got a warrant for the fired warden's arrest. Ashley Remkus, AL.com, "Morgan sheriff and deputies acted criminally in probe of blogger and warden, judge says," 27 Apr. 2018 Some have been quick to cut ties, including the University at Buffalo, which revoked an honorary degree from disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and Fordham University, which pulled an honor from fired news anchor Charlie Rose. CBS News, "Temple University rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary degree," 27 Apr. 2018 Blagojevich's prosecutor was US Attorney Patrick Fizgerald, now a member of the legal team for fired FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump frequently bashes. Manu Raju And Ashley Killough, CNN, "Illinois GOP warns Trump: 'Stupid' to free Blagojevich," 8 June 2018 Howard, who took over the movie from fired filmmakers Chris Miller and Phil Lord mid-production, is most successful in creating a bunch of great character relationships that fuel Solo’s best scenes. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: 'Solo' gambles (and wins) by not being just another 'Star Wars' movie," 15 May 2018 As a hearing concluded Tuesday, Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer told lawyers to submit written closing arguments within a week in the case of fired Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja. Washington Post, "Judge to rule within month on officer’s shooting of motorist," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of fired

1889, in the meaning defined above

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