firing Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "firing" - English Dictionary

See all translations

firingnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfaɪə.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈfaɪ.rɪŋ/

firing noun [C] (DISMISSAL)

mainly US an act of removing someone from their job: hirings and firings

firing noun [C] (CRITICISM)

Indian English an act of speaking angrily to someone because you disapprove of what they have done: The official couldn't escape the firing by his superintendent.
Translations of “firing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 解僱,開除…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解雇,开除…
(Definition of firing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of firing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “firing” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
field event

a sports event in which athletes take part one after the other rather than racing or competing together

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More