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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fu"ry
A thief.

Etymology: L. fur

noun Fu"ry
  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." Furyof the wind." [Shak.]"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.
    synonyms: Anger; indignation; resentment; wrath; ire; rage; vehemence; violence; fierceness; turbulence; madness; frenzy. See Anger.

Etymology: L. furia, fr. furere to rage: cf. F. furie. Cf. Furor

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The property of being wild or turbulent
  2. A feeling of intense anger ("hell hath no fury like a woman scorned")
  3. (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
  4. State of violent mental agitation

From Old French furie, from Latin furia (“rage”)

  1. Extreme anger.
  2. Strength or violence in action.
  3. An angry or malignant person.

Latin fur (“thief”).

  1. (obsolete) A thief.

    Notable Persons Named Fury

    Fury is a comics character.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Fury

    Tyson was born on August 12th, 1988 in Manchester, England.


    Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Fury is a comics character.


    Hughie was born on September 18th, 1994 in Stockport, England.


    Billy Fury was a rock, roll, british rock, pop music, and rockabilly musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1958. Billy was given the name Ronald William Wycherley on April 17th, 1940 in Liverpool. He died on January 28th, 1983.



    Rachel Fury is a musician. She plays Vocals. She was most prominent from 1971 to 1989. Rachel was given the name Rachel Brennock in 1961 in Islington, London, England. Rachel is also known as Brennock and Rachel.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Fury U.S.
      White 91.83% 64.26%
      African American 2.63% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.14% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.04% 16.26%

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    Fun Facts about the name Fury

    • How Popular is the name Fury? Fury is the 83,796th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fury was the 24,370th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Fury have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Fury in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fury? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2002 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Fury first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fury is Saturday, August 18th, 1894.
    • What year had the most people named Fury born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fury was in 2002 with a total of 5 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Fury: Your name in reverse order is Yruf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fyru. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Fury? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,028 people with the last name Fury.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fury? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Fury as their last name since less than 1 person in 286k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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