from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Violent anger; rage. See Synonyms at anger.
- n. Violent, uncontrolled action; turbulence.
- n. Greek & Roman Mythology The three terrible winged goddesses with serpentine hair, Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone, who pursue and punish doers of unavenged crimes.
- n. A woman regarded as angry or spiteful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Extreme anger.
- n. Strength or violence in action.
- n. An angry or malignant person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thief.
- n. Violent or extreme excitement; overmastering agitation or enthusiasm.
- n. Violent anger; extreme wrath; rage; -- sometimes applied to inanimate things, as the wind or storms; impetuosity; violence.
- n. pl. (Greek Myth.) The avenging deities, Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megæra; the Erinyes or Eumenides.
- n. One of the Parcæ, or Fates, esp. Atropos.
- n. A stormy, turbulent violent woman; a hag; a vixen; a virago; a termagant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Extreme anger or rage; anger or wrath which overrides all self-control; a storm of anger; madness.
- n. Violent or impetuous action of any kind; vehement manifestation of force; violence.
- n. Enthusiasm; inspired or frenzied excitement of the mind.
- n. In classical mythology, one of the avenging deities, called in Greek mythology the Erinyes or, by euphemism, Eumenides, and by the Romans the Furiæ or Diræ, daughters of Earth or of Night, represented as fearful maidens, often winged, and with serpents twined in their hair, clad in dusky garments girdled with red.
- n. Hence A minister or a concentrated manifestation of vengeance; an avenging or vengeful personality, principle, or action.
- n. A thief.
- n. Synonyms Vexation, Indignation, etc. See anger1 and Violence, vehemence, tempestuousness, fierceness, frenzy.
- To infuriate; agitate violently.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
- n. a feeling of intense anger
- n. state of violent mental agitation
- n. the property of being wild or turbulent
Middle English furie, from Old French, from Latin furia, from furere, to rage.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin furia ("rage") (Wiktionary)