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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fiery  \Fi"er*y\  (?  or  ?),  a.  [Formerly  written  firy,  fr  fire.] 
  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.  --Pope. 
 
  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.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fiery 
  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}, 
  {perfervid},  {torrid}] 
  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}] 




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