the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
- "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"
- "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke (archaic) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe
- "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
- "Oil fires the furnace"
cause to go off
- "fire a bullet"
- "fire a gun"
Bake in a kiln
- "fire pottery"
terminate the employment of
- "The boss fired his secretary today"
drive out or away by or as if by fire
- "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"
- "The soldiers were fired"