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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bur, burrnoun

    seed vessel having hooks or prickles

  2. burrnoun

    rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting

  3. Burr, Aaron Burrnoun

    United States politician who served as vice president under Jefferson; he mortally wounded his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel and fled south (1756-1836)

  4. burrnoun

    rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece

  5. bur, burrverb

    small bit used in dentistry or surgery

  6. bur, burrverb

    remove the burrs from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burrnoun

    any rough or prickly envelope of the seeds of plants, whether a pericarp, a persistent calyx, or an involucre, as of the chestnut and burdock. Also, any weed which bears burs

  2. Burrnoun

    the thin ridge left by a tool in cutting or shaping metal. See Burr, n., 2

  3. Burrnoun

    a ring of iron on a lance or spear. See Burr, n., 4

  4. Burrnoun

    the lobe of the ear. See Burr, n., 5

  5. Burrnoun

    the sweetbread

  6. Burrnoun

    a clinker; a partially vitrified brick

  7. Burrnoun

    a small circular saw

  8. Burrnoun

    a triangular chisel

  9. Burrnoun

    a drill with a serrated head larger than the shank; -- used by dentists

  10. Burrnoun

    the round knob of an antler next to a deer's head

  11. Burrnoun

    a prickly seed vessel. See Bur, 1

  12. Burrnoun

    the thin edge or ridge left by a tool in cutting or shaping metal, as in turning, engraving, pressing, etc.; also, the rough neck left on a bullet in casting

  13. Burrnoun

    a thin flat piece of metal, formed from a sheet by punching; a small washer put on the end of a rivet before it is swaged down

  14. Burrnoun

    a broad iron ring on a tilting lance just below the gripe, to prevent the hand from slipping

  15. Burrnoun

    the lobe or lap of the ear

  16. Burrnoun

    a guttural pronounciation of the letter r, produced by trilling the extremity of the soft palate against the back part of the tongue; rotacism; -- often called the Newcastle, Northumberland, or Tweedside, burr

  17. Burrnoun

    the knot at the bottom of an antler. See Bur, n., 8

  18. Burrverb

    to speak with burr; to make a hoarse or guttural murmur


  1. Burr

    Burr, by Gore Vidal, is a historical novel challenging the traditional iconography of United States history via narrative and a fictional memoir of Aaron Burr. Burr was variously the third US vice president, a US Army officer in and combat veteran of the Revolutionary War, a lawyer and a U.S. senator from New York. In an 1804 duel, while still vice president, Burr killed Alexander Hamilton, who had been the first US Treasury Secretary.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Burr

    Same as Bur (q.v.).

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. burr

    The iris or hazy circle which appears round the moon before rain. Also, a Manx or Gaelic term for the wind blowing across on the tide. Also, the sound made by the Newcastle men in pronouncing the letter R.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. burr

    In gunnery, a round iron ring, which serves to rivet the end of the bolt, so as to form a round head.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burr in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burr in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of burr in a Sentence

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    I'm sure that Senator Warner and Burr will take a look at it, they'll get to the bottom of what happened.

  2. Bob Trout:

    When I heard about the search warrant for Senator Burr's cell phone, my first thought was' speech or debate clause,' in the case of the FBI's Saturday night raid on Congressman Jefferson's office in the Rayburn House Office Building, Rayburn House had the look and feel of an invasion of Congressional sacred space. And on a bipartisan basis, Congress raised holy hell. Showing up at a Senator's personal residence and politely taking possession of a cell phone ? Not the same vibe.

  3. President Donald Trump:

    It's going to disappear. One day it's like a miracle, it will disappear, and from Senator Burr shores, you know, it could get worse before it gets better. It could maybe go away. Senator Burr'll see what happens. Nobody really knows.

  4. Mike Lee:

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., supports the legislation and had hoped to pass it last Thursday, but Mitch McConnell was forced to delay consideration past the expiration date after Mike Lee, R-Utah, and two other senators Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ron Wyden said they would object. The House legislation, negotiated by White House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, would renew several provisions the FBI sees as vital to fighting terrorism but also aim to ensure stricter oversight of how the bureau conducts surveillance. PAUL : MY FISA AMENDMENT WILL KEEP Mike Lee had proposed a deal on the Senate floor Thursday extension of the current authorities if the Senate would consider several amendments to the White House bill that would further limit them. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, speaking on the floor for Mitch McConnell, objected to that deal, saying the Senate should instead pass the House bill. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has pushed for FISA reforms. ( AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Were not a rubberstamp for the House of Representatives, were certainly not a rubber stamp for the Deep State.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    Senator Burr contacted me this morning to inform me of his decision to step aside as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee during the pendency of the investigation. We agreed that this decision would be in the best interests of the committee and will be effective at the end of the day tomorrow.

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