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Definition of the noun scurry

What does scurry mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: scurries

  1. rushing about hastily in an undignified way

Definition of the verb scurry

What does scurry mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: scurried

  1. to move about or proceed hurriedly

Alternative definition of the verb scurry


  1. To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.


Scurry is a town in Kaufman County, Texas, United States. It was incorporated in 2003. A July 1, 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 719.


Scurry is a fictional character from Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life.

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Google previewA Text-book of the Principles and Practice of Medicine (1892)

For the Use of Medical Students and Practitioners by Henry Munson Lyman

Scurry is a disease that can be scarcely mistaken for anything else.

Google previewGraduate Employability in Context (2016)

Theory, Research and Debate by Michael Tomlinson, Leonard Holmes

Tracy Scurry is a Senior Lecturer at the Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom. Päivi Siivonen is a University Researcher in the School of x ...

Google previewThe Big Book of American Trivia (2002)

by J. Stephen Lang

Texas; Scurry is a top oil-producing county. 3. Truth or Consequences, named for a show hosted by Ralph Edwards; the town was originally named Hot Springs. 4. The Okefenokee 5. Kentucky; it's a state park in the southwestern part of the ...

Google previewThe Origins of English Words (2001)

A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots by Joseph Twadell Shipley

scurry is a blend of scour and hurry. hurry, hurry-scurry, flurry, hurl, hurly-burly, are imitative. hurricane, from West Indian (Taino) hurakan, was changed to match hurry. When shall we three meet again, ...

Google previewTexas State Journal of Medicine (1917)

Camp Scurry is the official title of the new camp of the Texas brigade, comprising the Texas Second and Third regiments, which were recently removed from Harlingen and...

Camp Scurry Is a great improvement over the previous camp site.

Google previewThe London Chronicle (1757)

by William Fuller Maitland

The Scurry is a Disease common in the ITstff and Spring. •' »»rs • □ White the Ships are in the Channel, one of ts: Prtss-/enders may be ordered out: once 1 fortnight from Plymouth to repair t» the Ren- :-j«o«t ot Station ot tLe Squadron with lire ...

Google previewThe Captivity, Sufferings and Escape of Jame Scurry Who was detained a prisoner during ten years, in the dominions of Hyder Ali and Tippoo Saib (1824)

by James Scurry

The biography ofJames Scurry is an instance of this description. It merits preservation by its simplicity, and cannot fail to recompense the reader by the interesting facts which it records. It is one of those tales which presents its claims alike to ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

The scurry is a distemper of the inhabitants of cold countries, and amongst those such as inhabit marshy, fat, low, moist soils, near stagnating water, fresh or salt; invading chiefly in the winter such as mean; grossly oppro- . Vilely; are sedentary ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

gurry, hurry, Moray, Murray, murrey, scurry, slurry, spurrey, surrey, Surrey, whirry, worry hurry-scurry ursa \ar-sa\ see ersa ursal \ar-sal\ see ersal1 ursar \ar- sar\ see ursor ursary \ars-rë\ bursary, cursory, mercery, nursery anniversary urse \ ars\ ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2001)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Scurry. A scratch race, or race without restrictions. Hurry-scurry. A confused bustle through lack of time ; in a confused bustle. A " ricochet " word. Scuttle. To scuttle a ship is to bore a hole in it in order to make it sink. The word is from the Old ...

Google previewPaperback Oxford English Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite

scurry v. (scurries, scurrying, scurried) move hurriedly with short quick steps. n. a situation of hurried and confused movement. – origin from hurry. scurvy n. a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C, characterized by bleeding gums and the ...



Scurry – ( verb) move hurriedly with short quick steps. The little man scurried to take cover as soon as the rain started. (noun) 1 a situation of hurried and confused movement.

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences (1863)

by Henry Watts

scurry. +. rocr. = PO'K'. +. acumen. If now this liquid be poured back again three or four times into the retort, so that it may remain for some time in contact with the acetate of potassium, that salt being also in excess and pretty strongly heated, ...

Google previewChambers Universal Learners' Dictionary

scurry ['skAri, (Amet ) 'ska: ri] ri" (usu with along, away, off etc ) to hurry; to run with short, quick steps: it began to rain and we scurried home; The mouse scurried away into tfi hole.

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

grass, ottoman, pess, pouf, tussock haste: beeline, bustle, celerity, dash, dispatch, expedition, flurry, hectic, hurry, impetuousness, nimbleness, precipitance, quickness, rapidity, rush, scamper, scurry, speed, swiftness, tear hasten: accelerate, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Scuttle, scurry, and scamper all imply a rapid erratic progress of or as if of a small active animal but each may carry quite distinctive suggestions. Scuttle tends to suggest an irregular, precipitous, and seemingly awkward gait (as of a spider or ...

Google previewA Student's Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2014)

by Larry Trask

and circular 'go about', but hardly any verbs corresponding to English walk, scurry, stroll, limp, drive, ride and fly. An English sentence like The boy rode out of the courtyard is rendered in Spanish as Elchico salio montando acaballo del patio, ...

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Scrabble value of S1C3U1R1R1Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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