What does fury mean?

Definitions for fury
ˈfyʊər ifu·ry

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word fury.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fury, rage, madnessnoun

    a feeling of intense anger

    "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"

  2. craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysterianoun

    state of violent mental agitation

  3. ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence, wildnessnoun

    the property of being wild or turbulent

    "the storm's violence"

  4. Fury, Eumenides, Erinyesnoun

    (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals


  1. furynoun

    Extreme anger.

  2. furynoun

    Strength or violence in action.

  3. Furynoun

    female personification of vengeance

  4. Etymology: From the Latin furia, (rage)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Furynoun

    Etymology: furor, Latin; fureur, French.

    I do oppose my patience to his fury; and am arm’d
    To suffer with a quietness of spirit
    The very tyranny and rage of his. William Shakespeare, Mer. of Venice.

    He hath given me to know the natures of living creatures, and the furies of wild beasts. Wisd. vii. 20.

    Taking up the lute, her wit began to be with a divine fury inspired; and her voice would, in so beloved an occasion, second her wit. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    A sybil, that had number’d in the world
    The sun to course two hundred compasses,
    In her prophetick fury sew’d the work. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    Greater than human kind she seem’d to look,
    And with an accent more than mortal spoke;
    Her staring eyes with sparkling fury roll,
    When all the god came rushing on her soul. John Dryden, Æn.

    The sight of any of the house of York,
    Is as a fury to torment my soul. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. iii.

    It was the most proper place for a fury to make her exit; and I believe every reader’s imagination is pleased, when he sees the angry goddess thus sinking in a tempest, and plunging herself into hell, amidst such a scene of horror and confusion. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Furynoun

    a thief

  2. Furynoun

    violent or extreme excitement; overmastering agitation or enthusiasm

  3. Furynoun

    violent anger; extreme wrath; rage; -- sometimes applied to inanimate things, as the wind or storms; impetuosity; violence

  4. Furynoun

    pl. (Greek Myth.) The avenging deities, Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megaera; the Erinyes or Eumenides

  5. Furynoun

    one of the Parcae, or Fates, esp. Atropos

  6. Furynoun

    a stormy, turbulent violent woman; a hag; a vixen; a virago; a termagant

  7. Etymology: [L. fur.]


  1. Fury

    The Fury is a fictional character created by writer Alan Moore and illustrator Alan Davis as an antagonist for the Marvel Comics hero Captain Britain. The character was later revisited by writer Chris Claremont, who used the Fury as an opponent for the X-Men.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fury

    fū′ri, n. rage: violent passion: madness: (myth.) one of the three goddesses of fate and vengeance, the Erinyes, or euphemistically Eumenides—Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megæra—hence a passionate, violent woman. [Fr. furie—L. furiafurĕre, to be angry.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FURY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fury is ranked #24370 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fury surname appeared 1,028 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Fury.

    91.8% or 944 total occurrences were White.
    2.6% or 27 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 22 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2% or 21 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fury' in Nouns Frequency: #2776

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fury in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fury in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fury in a Sentence

  1. Patty Murphy:

    ( I feel) anger, fury, rage. I feel despondent, helpless, hopeless, frustrated, but also it motivates me. It encourages me to help be a voice for people who can't be a voice and want to say these things, or can't say these things, like teachers.

  2. Dick Gregory:

    Hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned.

  3. The Italian:

    It was far from perfect today. I just skied in a fury, attacking every inch of the course. In the bottom part I was really fighting against the Streif.

  4. Joe Biden:

    For without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness and fury, no progress, only exhausting outrage. No nation, only a state of chaos. This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge, and unity is the path forward.

  5. Colley Cibber:

    We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman,scorned, slighted, dismissed without a parting pang.

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    a small contrasting part of something
    • A. macron
    • B. maculation
    • C. cazique
    • D. rung

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