English - English Dictionary
backfirea miscalculation that recoils on its maker
rocket firingthe launching of a rocket or missile under its own power
firewallthe application of maximum thrust; "he slammed the throttle to the firewall"
firingthe act of discharging a gun
firing offthe act of discharging a gun
fire controlpreparation for the delivery of shellfire on a target
gunfirethe act of shooting a gun; "the gunfire endangered innocent bystanders"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
enfilade firegunfire directed along the length rather than the breadth of a formation
shellfireshooting artillery shells
firingthe termination of someone''s employment (leaving them free to depart)
first appearancethe act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"
first stepthe first of a series of actions; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
first basethe initial stage in accomplishing something; "we didn''t get to first base with that approach"
fireman's carrythe act of carrying a person over your shoulder
fire-raisingmalicious burning to destroy property; "the British term for arson is fire-raising"
firingthe act of setting on fire or catching fire
firemanplay in which children take the roles of firemen and pretend to put out a fire
first in first outinventory accounting in which the oldest items (those first acquired) are assumed to be the first sold
last in first outinventory accounting in which the most recently acquired items are assumed to be the first sold
first aidemergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained
first basethe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first base
firstthe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first base
fire watching(during World War II in Britain) watching for fires started by bombs that dropped from the sky
fire drillan exercise intended to train people in duties and escape procedures to be followed in case of fire
First Crusadea Crusade from 1096 to 1099; captured Jerusalem and created a theocracy there