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bur 1

also burr  (bûr)
n.
1.
a. A rough prickly husk or covering surrounding the seeds or fruits of plants such as the chestnut or the burdock.
b. A plant producing such husks or coverings.
2. A persistently clinging or nettlesome person or thing.
3. A rough protuberance, especially a burl on a tree.
4. Any of various rotary cutting tools designed to be attached to a drill.

[Middle English burre, of Scandinavian origin.]

bur 2

 (bûr)
n. & v.
Variant of burr2.

bur 3

 (bûr)
n.
Variant of burr3.

bur

(bɜː)
n
1. (Botany) a seed vessel or flower head, as of burdock, having hooks or prickles
2. (Botany) any plant that produces burs
3. a person or thing that clings like a bur
4. (Dentistry) a small surgical or dental drill
5. a variant spelling of burr3, burr4
vb, burs, burring or burred
(tr) to remove burs from
Also (for senses 1–4): burr
[C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish burre bur, Swedish kardborre burdock]

BUR

abbreviation for
Myanmar (international car registration)
[from Burma]

bur

(bɜr)

n., v. burred, bur•ring. n.
1. a rough prickly case around the seeds of certain plants, as the chestnut or burdock.
2. any bur-bearing plant.
3. something that adheres like a bur.
5. a rotary cutting tool for removing carious material from teeth and preparing cavities for filling.
6. a surgical cutting tool resembling this, used for the excavation of bone.
v.t.
7. to extract or remove burs from.
[1300–50; Middle English burre]

Bur.

Burma.

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bur


Past participle: burred
Gerund: burring

Imperative
bur
bur
Present
I bur
you bur
he/she/it burs
we bur
you bur
they bur
Preterite
I burred
you burred
he/she/it burred
we burred
you burred
they burred
Present Continuous
I am burring
you are burring
he/she/it is burring
we are burring
you are burring
they are burring
Present Perfect
I have burred
you have burred
he/she/it has burred
we have burred
you have burred
they have burred
Past Continuous
I was burring
you were burring
he/she/it was burring
we were burring
you were burring
they were burring
Past Perfect
I had burred
you had burred
he/she/it had burred
we had burred
you had burred
they had burred
Future
I will bur
you will bur
he/she/it will bur
we will bur
you will bur
they will bur
Future Perfect
I will have burred
you will have burred
he/she/it will have burred
we will have burred
you will have burred
they will have burred
Future Continuous
I will be burring
you will be burring
he/she/it will be burring
we will be burring
you will be burring
they will be burring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been burring
you have been burring
he/she/it has been burring
we have been burring
you have been burring
they have been burring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been burring
you will have been burring
he/she/it will have been burring
we will have been burring
you will have been burring
they will have been burring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been burring
you had been burring
he/she/it had been burring
we had been burring
you had been burring
they had been burring
Conditional
I would bur
you would bur
he/she/it would bur
we would bur
you would bur
they would bur
Past Conditional
I would have burred
you would have burred
he/she/it would have burred
we would have burred
you would have burred
they would have burred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bur - seed vessel having hooks or pricklesbur - seed vessel having hooks or prickles
pericarp, seed vessel - the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
beggar-ticks, Spanish needles - the seed of bur marigolds
2.bur - small bit used in dentistry or surgery
bit - the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press; "he looked around for the right size bit"
burr drill, dentist's drill - a high speed drill that dentists use to cut into teeth
Verb1.bur - remove the burrs from
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

burr

also bur
noun
A continuous low-pitched droning sound:
verb
To make a continuous low-pitched droning sound:
Translations

bur

, burr
n (Bot, fig inf) → Klette f; chestnut burKastanienschale f