fur


fur
n. & v.
—n.
1 a the short fine soft hair of certain animals, distinguished from the longer hair. b the skin of such an animal with the fur on it; a pelt.
2 a the coat of certain animals as material for making, trimming, or lining clothes. b a trimming or lining made of the dressed coat of such animals, or of material imitating this. c a garment made of or trimmed or lined with fur.
3 (collect.) furred animals.
4 a a coating formed on the tongue in sickness. b Brit. a coating formed on the inside surface of a pipe, kettle, etc., by hard water. c a crust adhering to a surface, e.g. a deposit from wine.
5 Heraldry a representation of tufts on a plain ground.
—v. (furred, furring)
1 tr. (esp. as furred adj.) a line or trim (a garment) with fur. b provide (an animal) with fur. c clothe (a person) with fur. d coat (a tongue, the inside of a kettle) with fur.
2 intr. (often foll. by up) (of a kettle etc.) become coated with fur.
3 tr. level (floor-timbers) by inserting strips of wood.
Phrases and idioms:
fur and feather game animals and birds. fur-seal a sea lion with a valuable undercoat. make the fur fly colloq. cause a disturbance, stir up trouble.
Derivatives:
furless adj.
Etymology: ME (earlier as v.) f. OF forrer f. forre, fuerre sheath f. Gmc

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Fur — is a body hair of any non human mammal, also known as the pelage . It 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 …   Wikipedia

  • Fur — Fur, a. Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade. [1913 Webster] {Fur seal} (Zo[ o]l.) one of several species of seals of the genera {Callorhinus} and {Arclocephalus}, inhabiting the North Pacific and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fur — (f[^u]r), n. [OE. furre, OF. forre, fuerre, sheath, case, of German origin; cf. OHG. fuotar lining, case, G. futter; akin to Icel. f[=o][eth]r lining, Goth. f[=o]dr, scabbard; cf. Skr. p[=a]tra vessel, dish. The German and Icel. words also have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fur — Fur, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Furred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Furring}.] 1. To line, face, or cover with fur; as, furred robes. You fur your gloves with reason. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • FUR — s. m. Il n est usité que dans la locution Au fur et à mesure, ou À fur et mesure, qui s emploie en termes de Pratique et d Administration, comme conjonction, comme préposition et comme adverbe, et qui signifie, À mesure que, à mesure de, à mesure …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • fur — I. verb (furred; furring) Etymology: Middle English furren, from Anglo French furrer to stuff, fill, line, from fuerre sheath, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German fuotar sheath; akin to Greek pōma lid, cover, Sanskrit pāti he protects… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • FUR — n. m. Vieux mot qui signifiait Taux et qui est resté dans la locution adverbiale Au fur et à mesure, à proportion. Nous vous paierons au fur et à mesure; et dans la locution conjonctive Au fur et à mesure que. Nous vous ferons passer les… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • Fur TV — Infobox Television show name = Fur TV genre = Comedy runtime = 22 minutes creator = Chris Waitt Henry Trotter developer = voices = Henry Trotter Phil Nichol Simon Greenall starring = Mak Wilson Don Austen John Eccleston country = United Kingdom… …   Wikipedia

  • fur — See: MAKE THE FUR FLY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Fur (disambiguation) — Fur refers to the body hair of non human mammals.Fur may also refer to: Animal fur*Fur clothing *Fake fur, synthetic fur *Fur bearing trout, fictitious North American fish supposed to have grown fur due to the cold *Fur farming *Fur fetishism… …   Wikipedia

  • Fur seal — Fur Fur, a. Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade. [1913 Webster] {Fur seal} (Zo[ o]l.) one of several species of seals of the genera {Callorhinus} and {Arclocephalus}, inhabiting the North Pacific and the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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