1. Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire; as, the fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance.
And fiery billows roll below. --I. Watts.
2. Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous.
Hath thy fiery heart so parched thine entrails? --Shak.
The fiery spirit of his forefathers. --W. Irwing.
3. Passionate; easily provoked; irritable.
You know the fiery quality of the duke. --Shak.
4. Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited.
One curbed the fiery steed. --Dryden.
5. heated by fire, or as if by fire; burning hot; parched; feverish.
The sword which is made fiery. --Hooker.
Fiery cross, 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.
adj 1: characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent
lover"; "a burning enthusiasm"; "a fervent desire to
change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory";
"an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair" [syn:
ardent, burning(a), fervent, fervid, impassioned,
2: like or suggestive of fire; "the burning sand"; "a fiery
desert wind"; "an igneous desert atmosphere" [syn: igneous]
3: very intense; "a fiery temper"; "flaming passions" [syn: flaming]