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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

furfɜr(n.; adj.; v.)furred, fur•ring.

  1. (n.)the fine, soft, thick, hairy coat of the skin of a mammal.

    Category: Zoology

  2. the skin of certain animals, as minks or beavers, covered with this, used for garments, trimmings, etc.

    Category: Clothing

  3. a garment made of fur.

    Category: Clothing

  4. any coating resembling or suggesting fur, as certain matter on the tongue.

  5. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or dealing in fur, animal skins, dressed pelts, etc.:

    a fur coat; a fur trader.

  6. (v.t.)to line, face, or trim with fur.

    Category: Clothing

  7. to apply furring to (a wall, ceiling, etc.).

    Category: Building Trades

  8. to clothe (a person) with fur.

  9. to coat with foul or deposited matter.

Idioms for fur:

  1. make the fur fly, to cause a disturbance. to do something quickly.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of fur:

1300–50; ME furre der. of furren to trim with fur < AF, OF sheath < Gmc

fur′less(adj.)

fur.

  1. furlong.

    Category: Weights and Measures

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fur, pelt(noun)

    the dressed hairy coat of a mammal

  2. fur(noun)

    dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)

  3. fur(noun)

    a garment made of the dressed hairy coat of a mammal

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fur(noun)ɜr

    thick hair on an animal

    the bear's thick brown fur

  2. furɜr

    the hair and skin of an animal used to make clothing

    a fur coat

Wiktionary

  1. fur(Noun)

    Hairy coat of various mammal species, especially: when fine, soft and thick.

  2. fur(Noun)

    Hairy skin of an animal processed into a suitable wear to cover human nakedness, protect humans from the cold and/or be worn ornamentally.

  3. fur(Noun)

    A pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel.

  4. fur(Noun)

    A coating, lining resembling fur in function and/or appearance.

  5. fur(Noun)

    A furry; a member of the furry subculture.

  6. fur(Verb)

    To cover with fur.

  7. Fur(ProperNoun)

    One of a Nilo-Saharan people of western Sudan.

  8. Fur(ProperNoun)

    The language of this people.

  9. Origin: furren, from furrer, from fuerre 'sheath', from Old Low Franconian *fōder, from fōdran 'sheath' (compare foðor 'sheaf', fōdder 'sheath, case', voering, Futter, 0346034903330342), from peh₂- 'to protect' (compare Lithuanian piemuō, Ancient Greek pōy 'flock', pōma 'lid', ποιμήν, հօրան, Kurdish pawan 'to watch over', पाति, pātram 'container').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fur(noun)

    the short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is longer and coarser

  2. Fur(noun)

    the skins of certain wild animals with the fur; peltry; as, a cargo of furs

  3. Fur(noun)

    strips of dressed skins with fur, used on garments for warmth or for ornament

  4. Fur(noun)

    articles of clothing made of fur; as, a set of furs for a lady (a collar, tippet, or cape, muff, etc.)

  5. Fur(noun)

    any coating considered as resembling fur

  6. Fur(noun)

    a coat of morbid matter collected on the tongue in persons affected with fever

  7. Fur(noun)

    the soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach

  8. Fur(noun)

    the deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water

  9. Fur(noun)

    one of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. There are nine in all, or, according to some writers, only six

  10. Fur(adj)

    of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade

  11. Fur(verb)

    to line, face, or cover with fur; as, furred robes

  12. Fur(verb)

    to cover with morbid matter, as the tongue

  13. Fur(verb)

    to nail small strips of board or larger scantling upon, in order to make a level surface for lathing or boarding, or to provide for a space or interval back of the plastered or boarded surface, as inside an outer wall, by way of protection against damp

Freebase

  1. Fur

    Fur is a synonym for hair, used in reference to non-human animals, usually mammals, particularly those with extensive body hair coverage. The term is sometimes used to refer to the body hair of an animal as a complete coat, also known as the "pelage". Fur is also used to refer to animal pelts which have been processed into leather with the hair still attached, as is the custom in the making of fur coats in certain fashion trends. The words fur or furry are also used, more casually, to refer to hair-like growths or formations; particularly when the subject being referred to exhibits a dense coat of fine, soft "hairs." Animal fur, if layered, rather than grown as a single coat, may consist of short ground hair, long guard hair, and, in some cases, medium awn hair. Mammals with reduced amounts of fur are often called "naked", as in The Naked Ape, naked mole rat, and naked dogs. An animal with commercially valuable fur is known within the fur industry as a furbearer. The use of fur as clothing and/or decoration is considered controversial by some people: most animal rights advocates object to the trapping and killing of wildlife, and to the confinement and killing of animals on fur farms.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FUR' in Nouns Frequency: #2722


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fur(noun)

the thick, short, fine hair of certain animals.

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