[fahyuh r-ee, fahy-uh-ree] /ˈfaɪər i, ˈfaɪ ə ri/
adjective, fierier, fieriest.
consisting of, attended with, characterized by, or containing fire:
a volcano’s fiery discharge.
fiery desert sands.
like or suggestive of fire:
a fiery red; angry, fiery eyes.
intensely ardent, impetuous, or passionate:
fiery courage; a fiery speech.
easily angered or provoked:
a fiery temper.
causing a burning sensation, as certain liquors or condiments.
inflamed, as a tumor or sore.
Mining Older Use.
adjective fierier, fieriest
of, containing, or composed of fire
resembling fire in heat, colour, ardour, etc: a fiery desert wind, a fiery speaker
easily angered or aroused: a fiery temper
(of food) producing a burning sensation: a fiery curry
(of the skin or a sore) inflamed
flammable or containing flammable gas
(of a cricket pitch) making the ball bounce dangerously high
late 13c., from Middle English fier “fire” (see fire (n.)) + -y (2). The spelling is a relic of one of the attempts to render Old English “y” in fyr in a changing system of vowel sounds. Related: Fieriness.
noun 1. a burning cross, the rallying symbol of ancient Scotland and later of the Highlanders in case of war; later adopted by other organizations, including the Ku Klux Klan. noun 1. a burning cross, used as a symbol by the Ku Klux Klan 2. a wooden cross with ends charred or dipped in blood […]
- Fiery serpent
(LXX. “deadly,” Vulg. “burning”), Num. 21:6, probably the naja haje of Egypt; some swift-springing, deadly snake (Isa. 14:29). After setting out from their encampment at Ezion-gaber, the Israelites entered on a wide sandy desert, which stretches from the mountains of Edom as far as the Persian Gulf. While traversing this region, the people began to […]
[Italian fye-zaw-le] /Italian ˈfyɛ zɔ lɛ/ noun 1. Giovanni da [Italian jaw-vahn-nee dah] /Italian dʒɔˈvɑn ni dɑ/ (Show IPA), . 2. a town in central Italy, near Florence: Etruscan and ancient Roman ruins; cathedral. /Italian ˈfiɛːzole/ noun 1. a town in central Italy, in Tuscany near Florence: Etruscan and Roman remains. Pop: 14 085 (2001) […]
[fee-es-tuh; Spanish fyes-tah] /fiˈɛs tə; Spanish ˈfyɛs tɑ/ noun, plural fiestas [fee-es-tuh z; Spanish fyes-tahs] /fiˈɛs təz; Spanish ˈfyɛs tɑs/ (Show IPA) 1. any festival or festive celebration. 2. (in Spain and Latin America) a festive celebration of a religious holiday. /fɪˈɛstə; Spanish ˈfjesta/ noun 1. a religious festival or celebration, esp on a saint’s […]