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Definitions for flurry
ˈflɜr i, ˈflʌr iflur·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stirnoun

    a rapid active commotion

  2. flurry, snow flurryverb

    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. flurryverb

    move in an agitated or confused manner

  4. confuse, flurry, disconcert, put offverb

    cause to feel embarrassment

    "The constant attention of the young man confused her"


  1. flurrynoun

    A brief snowfall.

  2. flurrynoun

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

  3. flurrynoun

    Any sudden activity; a stir.

    The day before the wedding was a flurry of preparations.

  4. flurrynoun

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

  5. flurryverb

    To agitate, bewilder, disconcert.

  6. flurryverb

    To move or fall in a flurry.

  7. Etymology: Probably onomatopoeic.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Flurrynoun

    The boat was overset by a sudden flurry from the North. Gulliver’s Travels.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flurrynoun

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

  2. Flurrynoun

    a light shower or snowfall accompanied with wind

  3. Flurrynoun

    violent agitation; commotion; bustle; hurry

  4. Flurrynoun

    the violent spasms of a dying whale

  5. Flurryverb

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

  6. 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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Flurry is ranked #29768 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Flurry surname appeared 790 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Flurry.

    92.4% or 730 total occurrences were White.
    4.5% or 36 total occurrences were Black.
    1.1% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.8% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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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. 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.

  2. Anders Lee:

    Kevin Hayes, James van Riemsdyk, Michael Raffl and Scott Laughton also scored for Philadelphia, and Carter Hart made a career-high 49 saves. The Flyers won a third overtime game in a postseason series for the first time. Carter Hart kept us in this game, Giroux said. Carter Hart made some huge saves for us and I was pretty glad to see Provys shot go in there. Mathew Barzals and Derick Brassard each had a goal and an assist, and Anders Lee and Matt Martin also scored for New York, which trailed 2-0 midway through the first period before taking leads of 3-2 and 4-3. Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots. Its an unfortunate play there at the end, but it happens, Mathew Barzals said. Now its a winner-take-all Game 7. Game 7 is Saturday, with the winner advancing to face Tampa Bay in the conference finals Philadelphia had a chance on a flurry in front of The Islanders net early in the second overtime, but Semyon Varlamov stopped the puck and Pelech dove at the loose puck to keep it out with his stick and glove. After Pelech lost the puck on a shot attempt when his stick broke, The Flyers pushed it up the ice and Provorov got a pass from Kevin Hayes and beat Semyon Varlamov. I saw their defenseman broke his stick, Haysie was carrying the puck in and I knew he was going to try to make a play, Provorov said. He threw the puck up front, I got it and their forward was sliding into the lane so I shot it opposite side and tired to go top corner and got it there. Carter Hart had 38 saves in regulation. Carter Hart made several nice stops in the first extra period, including a save on Jordan Eberles backhand midway through. Our shots were there, our chances were there for sure.

  3. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Philipp Hildebrand:

    It is time we let this process play out and crucially regulators also need a time out to assess the impact of all the flurry of measures adopted since the great financial crisis.

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