'Fired' definitions:

Definition of 'fired'

(from WordNet)
Having lost your job [syn: discharged, dismissed, fired, laid-off, pink-slipped]

Definition of 'Fired'

  • Fire \Fire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fired; p. pr. & vb. n. Fring.]
  • 1. To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln; as, to fire pottery. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge. [1913 Webster]
  • Love had fired my mind. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the genius of a young man. [1913 Webster]
  • 5. To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler. [1913 Webster]
  • 6. To light up as if by fire; to illuminate. [1913 Webster]
  • [The sun] fires the proud tops of the eastern pines. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 7. To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge; as, to fire a rifle, pistol, or cannon; to fire cannon balls, rockets, etc. [1913 Webster]
  • 8. To drive by fire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • Till my bad angel fire my good one out. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 9. (Far.) To cauterize. [1913 Webster]
  • 10. to dismiss from employment, a post, or other job; to cause (a person) to cease being an employee; -- of a person. The act of firing is usually performed by that person's supervisor or employer. "You can't fire me! I quit!" [PJC]
  • To fire up,
  • 1. to light up the fires of, as of an engine; also, figuratively, to start up any machine.
  • 2. to render enthusiastic; -- of people. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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