Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Consisting of or containing fire.
  • adjective Burning or glowing.
  • adjective Using or effected with fire.
  • adjective Easily ignited; flammable.
  • adjective Having the color of fire; brightly red.
  • adjective Torridly hot.
  • adjective Feverishly hot and flushed.
  • adjective Being in an inflamed, usually painful condition.
  • adjective Easily excited or emotionally volatile; tempestuous.
  • adjective Charged with emotion; spirited.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In cricket, causing the ball to bound high after pitching: said of wicket or bowler.
  • Consisting of fire, or resembling fire; burning or flaming: as, the fiery flood of Etna; a fiery meteor; a flower of a fiery color.
  • Like fire in character or quality; vehement; impetuous; passionate; fierce: as, a fiery speech; a fiery steed.
  • Like fire in effect; heated by or as if by fire; producing a burning sensation: as, a fiery wound or eruption; fiery liquors or condiments.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire
  • adjective Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous.
  • adjective Passionate; easily provoked; irritable.
  • adjective Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited.
  • adjective heated by fire, or as if by fire; burning hot; parched; feverish.
  • adjective a cross constructed of two firebrands, and pitched upon the point of a spear; formerly in Scotland borne by a runner as a signal for the clan to take up arms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, or relating to fire
  • adjective Burning or glowing
  • adjective Inflammable or easily ignited
  • adjective Having the colour of fire
  • adjective Hot or inflamed
  • adjective Tempestuous or emotionally volatile
  • adjective Spirited or filled with emotion

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

  • adjective characterized by intense emotion
  • adjective like or suggestive of fire
  • adjective very intense

Etymologies

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

[Middle English firi, from fir, fire; see fire.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English firi, from fir ("fire").

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