fir·​ing ˈfī-riŋ How to pronounce firing (audio)
: the act or process of one that fires
: the process of maturing ceramic products by the application of heat

Examples of firing in a Sentence

found a flaw in the gun's firing
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of firing was in the 14th century

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“Firing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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