What does FUR mean?

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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


  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

  14. Origin: [OE. furre, OF. forre, fuerre, sheath, case, of German origin; cf. OHG. fuotar lining, case, G. futter; akin to Icel. fr lining, Goth. fdr, scabbard; cf. Skr. ptra vessel, dish. The German and Icel. words also have the sense, fodder, but this was probably a different word originally. Cf. Fodder food, Fother, v. t., Forel, n.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fur

    fur, n. the short, fine hair of certain animals: their skins with the fur prepared for garments: rabbits, hares, as opposed to partridges, pheasants (feathers): (Milt.) kind or class, from the idea of particular furs being worn by way of distinction: a fur-like coating on the tongue, the interior of boilers, &c.—v.t. to line with fur: to cover with morbid fur-like matter:—pr.p. fur′ring; pa.p. furred.—adj. Furred, made of fur, provided with fur.—ns. Fur′rier, a dealer in furs and fur goods; Fur′riery, furs in general: trade in furs; Fur′ring, fur trimmings: a coating on the tongue: strips of wood fastened on joists, &c., to make a level surface or provide an air-space: strips of wood nailed on a wall to carry lath.—adj. Fur′ry, consisting of, covered with, or dressed in fur. [O. Fr. forre, fuerre, sheath.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FUR in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FUR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Doug Larson:

    If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.

  2. Susanne Millen:

    Only cat lovers know the luxury of fur-coated, musical hot water bottles that never go cold.

  3. The Sun Anderson:

    Celebrity Juice, she just suddenly picked up Pamela Anderson fur stole and stormed off home !

  4. Lisa Keefe:

    I rushed to the machine and could see the color of his fur mixed in with the quilt, i was petrified.

  5. Unknown:

    People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.

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