1. [ noun ] (military) the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
Synonyms: fire

"hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes" "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

Related terms: attack fusillade cover artillery_fire barrage supporting_fire concentrated_fire broadside neutralization_fire counterpreparation_fire counterfire flak registration_fire destruction_fire grazing_fire harassing_fire indirect_fire interdiction_fire crossfire observed_fire preparation_fire radar_fire unobserved_fire scheduled_fire searching_fire suppressive_fire fratricide hostile_fire distributed_fire direct_fire call_fire open_fire
2. [ noun ] (military,arms) the act of discharging a gun
Synonyms: firing_off discharge
Related terms: shooting gun fire discharge
3. [ noun ] the act of setting on fire or catching fire
Synonyms: lighting kindling inflammation ignition
Related terms: burning ignite ignite kindle
4. [ noun ] (work) the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
Synonyms: release discharge liberation sack sacking dismission dismissal
Related terms: termination deactivation conge dishonorable_discharge Section_Eight superannuation removal fire free
Similar spelling:   Fiorenza