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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A general commotion; public disorder or uproar.
  • n. Violent anger; frenzy.
  • n. A fashion adopted enthusiastically by the public; a fad.
  • n. A state of intense excitement or ecstasy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A general uproar or commotion
  • n. Violent anger or frenzy
  • n. A state of intense excitement

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; a fad.
  • n. a sudden outburst (as of protest).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fury; rage; mania; specifically, an overpowering passion for or on account of something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
  • n. a sudden outburst (as of protest)

Etymologies

Middle English furour, wrath, fury, from Old French fureur, from Latin furor, from furere, to rage.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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