What does burr mean?

Definitions for burrbɜr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word burr.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bur, burr(noun)

    seed vessel having hooks or prickles

  2. burr(noun)

    rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting

  3. Burr, Aaron Burr(noun)

    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. burr(noun)

    rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece

  5. bur, burr(verb)

    small bit used in dentistry or surgery

  6. bur, burr(verb)

    remove the burrs from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burr(noun)

    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. Burr(noun)

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

  3. Burr(noun)

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

  4. Burr(noun)

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

  5. Burr(noun)

    the sweetbread

  6. Burr(noun)

    a clinker; a partially vitrified brick

  7. Burr(noun)

    a small circular saw

  8. Burr(noun)

    a triangular chisel

  9. Burr(noun)

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

  10. Burr(noun)

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

  11. Burr(noun)

    a prickly seed vessel. See Bur, 1

  12. Burr(noun)

    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. Burr(noun)

    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. Burr(noun)

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

  15. Burr(noun)

    the lobe or lap of the ear

  16. Burr(noun)

    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. Burr(noun)

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

  18. Burr(verb)

    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.).


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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.

Images & Illustrations of burr

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Translations for burr

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • лепкаBulgarian
  • Klette, GratGerman
  • limadura, rebaba, cadillo, astillaSpanish
  • ota, piikki, ärrävika, takiainen, sorauttaa, okaFinnish
  • barbe, bardaneFrench
  • गड़गड़ाहटHindi
  • riccio, accento, parlare con la erre moscia, bava, sbavatura, cadenza, scheggia, pronunciaItalian
  • バリJapanese
  • ეკალიGeorgian
  • piripiri, hutiwai, pirikahuMāori
  • splinterDutch
  • ouriçoPortuguese
  • картавить, задир, заусенец, репей, картавость, колючка, грассирование, грассировать, гратRussian
  • račkovaťSlovak
  • gradSwedish
  • 毛刺Chinese

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