Fu·ry n. A thief. [Obs.]
Have an eye to your plate, for there be furies. --J. Fleteher.
Fu·ry, n.; pl. Furies
1. Violent or extreme excitement; overmastering agitation or enthusiasm.
Her wit began to be with a divine fury inspired. --Sir P. Sidney.
2. Violent anger; extreme wrath; rage; -- sometimes applied to inanimate things, as the wind or storms; impetuosity; violence. “Fury of the wind.”
I do oppose my patience to his fury. --Shak.
3. pl. Greek Myth. The avenging deities, Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megæra; the Erinyes or Eumenides.
The Furies, they said, are attendants on justice, and if the sun in heaven should transgress his path would punish him. --Emerson.
4. One of the Parcæ, or Fates, esp. Atropos. [R.]
Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears,
And slits the thin-spun life. --Milton.
5. A stormy, turbulent violent woman; a hag; a vixen; a virago; a termagant.
Syn: -- Anger; indignation; resentment; wrath; ire; rage; vehemence; violence; fierceness; turbulence; madness; frenzy. See Anger.
n 1: a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman
scorned"; "his face turned red with rage" [syn: rage,
2: state of violent mental agitation [syn: craze, delirium,
3: the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's
violence" [syn: ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, vehemence,
4: (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters
(usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
[syn: Eumenides, Erinyes]
as attributed to God, is a figurative expression for dispensing
afflictive judgments (Lev. 26:28; Job 20:23; Isa. 63:3; Jer.
4:4; Ezek. 5:13; Dan. 9:16; Zech. 8:2).