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Definitions for flurry
ˈflɜr i, ˈflʌr iflur·ry

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word flurry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir(noun)

    a rapid active commotion

  2. flurry, snow flurry(verb)

    a light brief snowfall and gust of wind (or something resembling that)

    "he had to close the window against the flurries"; "there was a flurry of chicken feathers"

  3. flurry(verb)

    move in an agitated or confused manner

  4. confuse, flurry, disconcert, put off(verb)

    cause to feel embarrassment

    "The constant attention of the young man confused her"


  1. flurry(Noun)

    A brief snowfall.

    Etymology: Probably onomatopoeic.

  2. flurry(Noun)

    A shower of dust, leaves etc. brought on by a sudden gust of wind.

    Etymology: Probably onomatopoeic.

  3. flurry(Noun)

    Any sudden activity; a stir.

    The day before the wedding was a flurry of preparations.

    Etymology: Probably onomatopoeic.

  4. flurry(Noun)

    A snack consisting of soft ice cream studded small pieces of fruit, cookie, etc.

    Etymology: Probably onomatopoeic.

  5. flurry(Verb)

    To agitate, bewilder, disconcert.

    Etymology: Probably onomatopoeic.

  6. flurry(Verb)

    To move or fall in a flurry.

    Etymology: Probably onomatopoeic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flurry(noun)

    a sudden and brief blast or gust; a light, temporary breeze; as, a flurry of wind

    Etymology: [Prov. E. flur to ruffle.]

  2. Flurry(noun)

    a light shower or snowfall accompanied with wind

    Etymology: [Prov. E. flur to ruffle.]

  3. Flurry(noun)

    violent agitation; commotion; bustle; hurry

    Etymology: [Prov. E. flur to ruffle.]

  4. Flurry(noun)

    the violent spasms of a dying whale

    Etymology: [Prov. E. flur to ruffle.]

  5. Flurry(verb)

    to put in a state of agitation; to excite or alarm

    Etymology: [Prov. E. flur to ruffle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flurry

    flur′i, n. a sudden blast or gust: agitation: bustle: the death-agony of the whale: a fluttering assemblage of things, as snowflakes.—v.t. to agitate, to confuse:—pr.p. flurr′ying; pa.p. flurr′ied.v.t. Flurr, to scatter.—v.i. to fly up. [Prob. onomatopœic, suggested by flaw, hurry, &c.]


  1. Flurry

    Flurry is optimizing mobile experiences for people everywhere. Flurry's market-leading analytics software is in over 400,000 smartphone and tablet apps on over 1.2 billion devices worldwide, giving the company the deepest understanding of mobile consumer behavior. Flurry has turned this insight into accelerated revenue and growth opportunities for app developers, and more effective ways for brands and marketers to engage their audiences on mobile devices. Flurry has raised over $50 million in venture funding and has offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Chicago and Mumbai.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. flurry

    The convulsive movements of a dying whale. Also, a light breeze of wind shifting to different points, and causing a little ruffling on the sea. Also, hurry and confusion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flurry in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flurry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of flurry in a Sentence

  1. Paul Darr:

    There’s a big push to get veterans into housing by the end of the year, here I am, four months later. As the five-year target runs out, and the cold of winter edges closer, thousands of our nation's finest remainwithout a home. While homelessness among America's finest has improved nationwide, it is still rising in 17 states, andthere's been a 13 percent increase in Washington, D.C., where 1 in every 50 veterans remains homeless, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. As many as 840,000 men and women who have served in the uniform of the United States went to sleepwithout a home on at least one night in 2014, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans andon any given night. Many combat veterans find themselves homeless through the evil of drug addiction -- ofevery 10 veterans returning from overseas conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, one of them suffers fromsubstance abuse, according to the Veterans Affairs Administration. And one in every three of those veterans is also suffering from Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder( PTSD). Manyfall through the cracks, get lost in the bureaucratic flurry of papers, and disappear onto the streets. Yet the United States has begun to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees -- at an estimated resettling cost of $ 15,700 each, according the State Department, despite the plight of thousands of veterans still left out in thecold. In several interviews conducted by LifeZette around DC, many of these veterans are looking out forthemselves, and are n’t waiting on elusive aid from the federal government or the president. I ’d really love the opportunity to get a job, Darr said, his voice choking a bit as he looked away, becauseLord knows, it’s humiliating.

  2. Philomena Mariani:

    The classic New York skyline has changed dramatically since Weegee's day, and the flurry of often mundane building construction over the last decades has obscured many of New York's iconic skyscrapers.

  3. Eduardo Miras:

    Some companies are being forced to sell, opportunistic buyers and strategic players with a long-term view find themselves with a flurry of good Brazilian assets.

  4. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx:

    There were a flurry of concerns raised in the wake of the accident in Philadelphia.

  5. Fred Zelinger:

    There has been a flurry of research in the last five years that says that rewards for grades actually reduce motivation, i don’t believe in the carrot-and-stick mentality. If you do celebrate the grades, a spontaneous activity that offers quality time together is the best, rather than a gift or money.

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Translations for flurry

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  • вихрушка, поривBulgarian
  • SchneefallGerman
  • frenesí, ráfagaSpanish
  • tuisku, mylläkkä, hullunmylly, pyörreFinnish
  • tormenta, folata, innervosire, agitazioneItalian
  • opwelling, wervelen, bewegen, sneeuwbui, oproeren, wervelingDutch
  • lufada, nevezinhaPortuguese
  • freamătRomanian
  • будоражить, взбудоражить, суета, суматоха, снегопад, шквал, листопад, суетитьсяRussian
  • snöby, virrvarrSwedish

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