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fur

 (fûr)
n.
1. The thick coat of soft hair covering the skin of a mammal, such as a fox or beaver.
2. The hair-covered, dressed pelt of such a mammal, used in making garments and as trimming or decoration.
3. A garment made of or lined with the dressed pelt of a mammal.
4. A coating similar to the pelt of a mammal.
tr.v. furred, fur·ring, furs
1. To cover, line, or trim with fur.
2. To provide fur garments for.
3. To cover or coat as if with fur.
4. To line (a wall or floor) with furring.

[Middle English furre, probably from furren, to line with fur, from Old French forrer, from forre, fuerre, sheath, lining, of Germanic origin; see pā- in Indo-European roots.]

fur

(fɜː)
n
1. (Zoology) the dense coat of fine silky hairs on such mammals as the cat, seal, and mink
2. (Tanning)
a. the dressed skin of certain fur-bearing animals, with the hair left on
b. (as modifier): a fur coat.
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a garment made of fur, such as a coat or stole
4. (Textiles)
a. a pile fabric made in imitation of animal fur
b. a garment made from such a fabric
5. (Heraldry) heraldry any of various stylized representations of animal pelts or their tinctures, esp ermine or vair, used in coats of arms
6. (Pathology) informal a whitish coating of cellular debris on the tongue, caused by excessive smoking, an upset stomach, etc
7. (Building) Brit a whitish-grey deposit consisting chiefly of calcium carbonate precipitated from hard water onto the insides of pipes, boilers, and kettles
8. make the fur fly to cause a scene or disturbance
vb, furs, furring or furred
9. (Clothing & Fashion) (tr) to line or trim a garment, etc, with fur
10. (often foll by up) to cover or become covered with a furlike lining or deposit
11. (Clothing & Fashion) (tr) to clothe (a person) in a fur garment or garments
[C14: from Old French forrer to line a garment, from fuerre sheath, of Germanic origin; related to Old English fōdder case, Old Frisian fōder coat lining]
ˈfurless adj

fur

(fɜr)

n., adj., v. furred, fur•ring. n.
1. the fine, soft, thick, hairy coat of the skin of a mammal.
2. the skin of certain animals, as minks or beavers, covered with this, used for garments, trimmings, etc.
3. a garment made of fur.
4. any coating resembling or suggesting fur, as certain matter on the tongue.
adj.
5. of, pertaining to, or dealing in fur, animal skins, dressed pelts, etc.: a fur coat; a fur trader.
v.t.
6. to line, face, or trim with fur.
7. to apply furring to (a wall, ceiling, etc.).
8. to clothe (a person) with fur.
9. to coat with foul or deposited matter.
Idioms:
make the fur fly,
a. to cause a disturbance.
b. to do something quickly.
[1300–50; Middle English furre derivative of furren to trim with fur < Anglo-French, Old French sheath < Germanic]
fur′less, adj.

fur.

furlong.

fur


Past participle: furred
Gerund: furring

Imperative
fur
fur
Present
I fur
you fur
he/she/it furs
we fur
you fur
they fur
Preterite
I furred
you furred
he/she/it furred
we furred
you furred
they furred
Present Continuous
I am furring
you are furring
he/she/it is furring
we are furring
you are furring
they are furring
Present Perfect
I have furred
you have furred
he/she/it has furred
we have furred
you have furred
they have furred
Past Continuous
I was furring
you were furring
he/she/it was furring
we were furring
you were furring
they were furring
Past Perfect
I had furred
you had furred
he/she/it had furred
we had furred
you had furred
they had furred
Future
I will fur
you will fur
he/she/it will fur
we will fur
you will fur
they will fur
Future Perfect
I will have furred
you will have furred
he/she/it will have furred
we will have furred
you will have furred
they will have furred
Future Continuous
I will be furring
you will be furring
he/she/it will be furring
we will be furring
you will be furring
they will be furring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been furring
you have been furring
he/she/it has been furring
we have been furring
you have been furring
they have been furring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been furring
you will have been furring
he/she/it will have been furring
we will have been furring
you will have been furring
they will have been furring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been furring
you had been furring
he/she/it had been furring
we had been furring
you had been furring
they had been furring
Conditional
I would fur
you would fur
he/she/it would fur
we would fur
you would fur
they would fur
Past Conditional
I would have furred
you would have furred
he/she/it would have furred
we would have furred
you would have furred
they would have furred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fur - the dressed hairy coat of a mammalfur - the dressed hairy coat of a mammal  
animal skin - the outer covering of an animal
astrakhan - the fur of young lambs
bearskin - the pelt of a bear (sometimes used as a rug)
beaver, beaver fur - the soft brown fur of the beaver
chinchilla - the expensive silvery grey fur of the chinchilla
ermine - the expensive white fur of the ermine
fox - the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox
lambskin - the skin of a lamb with the wool still on
lapin, rabbit - the fur of a rabbit
leopard - the pelt of a leopard
mink - the expensive fur of a mink
muskrat, muskrat fur - the brown fur of a muskrat
otter - the fur of an otter
raccoon - the fur of the North American racoon
sable - the expensive dark brown fur of the marten
sealskin, seal - the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal; "a coat of seal"
squirrel - the fur of a squirrel
2.fur - dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
pelage, coat - growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
guard hair - coarse hairs that form the outer fur and protect the underfur of certain mammals
underfur, undercoat - thick soft fur lying beneath the longer and coarser guard hair
3.fur - a garment made of the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"

fur

noun coat, hair, skin, hide, wool, fleece, pelt The creature's fur is short and dense.
Related words
like doramania
fear doraphobia

fur

noun
The skin of an animal:
Translations
فَرْوفَرْوَهمِعْطَف فَرو
kožešinasrstkožešinovýkožich
pelspelsværk
turkkikarvalevyepiteelinahkatalja
krzno
bundaprémszõrmeszõrzet
feldurloîfeldurskinn, loîfeldur
毛皮
모피
kailiaikailininkaskailinispamuštas kailiu
kažokādakažokādas-kažokādas izstrādājumikažoksspalva
kožuchkožušinakožušinový
krzno
päls
ขนสัตว์
kürkkürk giysipost
lông mao

fur

[fɜːʳ]
A. N
1. [of animal] → pelo m, pelaje m; (= single skin) → piel f; (= coat) → abrigo m de pieles
2. (in kettle) → sarro m
3. (on tongue) → saburra f
B. VI [kettle etc] (also fur up) → cubrirse de sarro, formar sarro
C. CPD fur coat Nabrigo m de pieles

fur

[ˈfɜːr]
n
[animal] → pelage m, poil m
the dog's fur → le poil du chien
(used for coats)fourrure f
(also fur coat) → manteau m de fourrure
(British) (in kettle)tartre m, dépôt m de tartre
modif [coat, collar, gloves] → de fourrurefur coat nmanteau m de fourrure

fur

n
(on animal) → Fell nt, → Pelz m; (for clothing) → Pelz m; the cat has beautiful furdie Katze hat ein wunderschönes Fell; that will really make the fur fly (inf)da werden die Fetzen fliegen (inf); a fur-lined coatein pelzgefütterter Mantel
furs plPelze pl
(in kettle etc) → Kesselstein m; (Med, on tongue) → Belag m
attrPelz-; fur coat/collarPelzmantel m/-kragen m; the fur tradeder Pelzhandel

fur

[fɜːʳ] n (of animal) → pelo, pelame m; (single skin) → pelle f; (as clothing) → pelliccia (Brit) (in kettle) → incrostazione f, calcare m

fur

(fəː) noun
1. the thick, short, fine hair of certain animals.
2. the skin(s) of these animals, often used to make or decorate clothes etc for people. a hat made of fur; (also adjective) a fur coat.
3. a coat, cape etc made of fur. She was wearing her fur.
furrier (ˈfariə) , ((American) ˈfə:-) noun
a person who (makes and) sells furs.
ˈfurry adjective
1. covered with fur. a furry animal.
2. like fur. furry material.

fur

فَرْو srst pels Pelz γούνα pelaje turkki fourrure krzno pelliccia 毛皮 모피 vacht pels futro pele de animal мех päls ขนสัตว์ kürk lông mao 毛皮
References in classic literature ?
The fur was worn away in spots, but the coat was warm and in the winter Tom slept in it.
Months afterward Jim Burden arrived at my apartment one stormy winter afternoon, with a bulging legal portfolio sheltered under his fur overcoat.
He stroked her silky fur, and talked a little about her.
He wore a hunting shirt of forest-green, fringed with faded yellow*, and a summer cap of skins which had been shorn of their fur.
In cold weather he was distinguished by a fur cap, surmounted with a flaunting fox's tail; and when the folks at a country gathering descried this well-known crest at a distance, whisking about among a squad of hard riders, they always stood by for a squall.
The weather was very clear and fine, but so intolerably cold that we were obliged to keep on our fur clothing.
She had on a hat with a bird upon it, Juozapas added, and a long fur snake around her neck.
Well, a cat does--but you let a cat get excited once; you let a cat get to pulling fur with another cat on a shed, nights, and you'll hear grammar that will give you the lockjaw.
Well, dey's some use in a sign like dat, 'kase it's so fur ahead.
If you b'longed to me, I'd sell you down de river 'fo' you git too fur gone.
His figure was enveloped in a riding cloak, fur collared and steel clasped; its details were not apparent, but I traced the general points of middle height and considerable breadth of chest.
I seed young Linton boath coming and going, and I seed YAH' (directing his discourse to me), 'yah gooid fur nowt, slattenly witch