flurry

  • 1 Flurry — Flur ry, n.; pl. {Flurries}. [Prov. E. flur to ruffle.] 1. A sudden and brief blast or gust; a light, temporary breeze; as, a flurry of wind. [1913 Webster] 2. A light shower or snowfall accompanied with wind. [1913 Webster] Like a flurry of snow …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Flurry — may refer to:* , a sudden shower or snowfall with a gust of wind * Flurry, a Mac OS X screensaver * Flurry, a Super Mario series enemy character …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 flurry — n bustle, fuss, ado, *stir, pother Analogous words: perturbation, agitation, disturbance, discomposure (see corresponding verbs at DISCOMPOSE): *haste, hurry flurry vb fluster, agitate, perturb, disturb, *discompose, disquiet Analogous words:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 flurry — [n] commotion, burst ado, agitation, brouhaha, bustle, confusion, disturbance, excitement, ferment, flap*, flaw, fluster, flutter, furor, fuss, gust, haste, hurry, outbreak, pother, spell, spurt, squall, stir*, to do, tumult, turbulence, turmoil …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 Flurry — Flur ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flurried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flurrying}.] To put in a state of agitation; to excite or alarm. H. Swinburne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 flurry — index confuse (bewilder), dispatch (promptness), haste, outburst, perturb Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 Flurry — m Irish: variant of FLORRY (SEE Florry) …

    First names dictionary

  • 8 flurry — snow squall 1828, Amer.Eng., with earlier senses of commotion, etc., dating to 1680s; perhaps onomatopoeic, or else from 17c. flurr to scatter, fly with a whirring noise, perhaps from M.E. flouren to sprinkle, as with flour (late 14c.). As a verb …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 flurry — ► NOUN (pl. flurries) 1) a small swirling mass of snow, leaves, etc. moved by a sudden gust of wind. 2) a sudden short spell of commotion or excitement. 3) a number of things arriving suddenly and simultaneously. ► VERB (flurries, flurried) ▪ …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 flurry — [flʉr′ē] n. pl. flurries [< obs. flurr, to scatter (? echoic), prob. after HURRY ] ☆ 1. a sudden, brief rush of wind; gust ☆ 2. a gust of rain or snow 3. a sudden confusion or commotion ☆ 4. a brief fluctuation in stock market prices or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 flurry — noun 1 small amount of rain/snow ADJECTIVE ▪ snow PHRASES ▪ a flurry of snow 2 short sudden burst of sth ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, sudden …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 flurry — flur|ry [ˈflʌri US ˈflə:ri] n plural flurries [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from flurr to scatter (17 19 centuries) + hurry] 1.) [singular] a time when there is suddenly a lot of activity and people are very busy flurry of ▪ After a quiet… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 flurry — UK [ˈflʌrɪ] / US [ˈflɜrɪ] noun [countable] Word forms flurry : singular flurry plural flurries 1) a) [usually singular] a short period of activity or emotion There was a flurry of activity outside the university. b) a series of things that happen …

    English dictionary

  • 14 flurry — flurriedly, adv. /flerr ee, flur ee/, n., pl. flurries, v., flurried, flurrying. n. 1. a light, brief shower of snow. 2. sudden commotion, excitement, or confusion; nervous hurry: There was a flurry of activity before the guests arrived. 3. Stock …

    Universalium

  • 15 flurry — 1. noun /ˈflʌɹi/ a) A brief snowfall. The day before the wedding was a flurry of preparations. b) A shower of dust, leaves etc. brought on by a sudden gust of wind …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 flurry — [[t]flʌ̱ri, AM flɜ͟ːri[/t]] flurries 1) N COUNT: usu N of n A flurry of something such as activity or excitement is a short intense period of it. ...a flurry of diplomatic activity aimed at ending the war. 2) N COUNT: oft N of n A flurry of… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 flurry — flur|ry [ flɜri ] noun count 1. ) a small amount of snow, rain, or leaves blown around in a twisting movement: small flurries of snow 2. ) usually singular a short period of activity or emotion: There was a flurry of activity right outside the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 flurry — noun 1 (singular) an occasion when there is suddenly a lot of activity within a short period of time (+ of): After a quiet spell there was a sudden flurry of phone calls. 2 (C) if there is a flurry of snow, rain, or wind, it suddenly starts… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 flurry — noun 1) snow flurries Syn: swirl, whirl, eddy, billow, shower, gust 2) a flurry of activity Syn: burst, outbreak, spurt, fit, spell, bout, rash …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 flurry — noun 1) a flurry of snow Syn: swirl, whirl, eddy, shower, gust 2) a flurry of activity Syn: burst, outbreak, spurt, fit, spell, bout, rash …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary


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