Meaning of FIRING in English

n.1 the discharging of guns.

2 material for a fire, fuel.

3 the heating process which hardens clay into pottery etc.

Phrases and idioms:


1. the front line in a battle.

2 the leading part in an activity etc. firing-party a group detailed to fire the salute at a military funeral.


1. a group detailed to shoot a condemned person.

2 a firing-party. firing-step a step on which soldiers in a trench stand to fire.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.