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burr 1

 (bûr)
n.
1. A rough edge or area remaining on material, such as metal, after it has been cast, cut, or drilled.
2. Variant of bur1.
tr.v. burred, burr·ing, burrs
1. To form a burr on.
2. To remove burrs from.

[Variant of bur.]

burr 2

also bur  (bûr)
n.
1. A trilling of the letter r, usually made with the tip of the tongue and characteristic of Scottish speech.
2. A buzzing or whirring sound.
v. burred, burr·ing, burrs also burs
v.tr.
To pronounce with a burr.
v.intr.
1. To speak with a burr.
2. To make a buzzing or whirring sound.

[Imitative.]

burr 3

also bur  (bûr)
n.
A washer that fits around the smaller end of a rivet.

[Middle English burre, ring, disk, alteration of burwhe, circle, disk.]

burr

(bɜː)
n
1. (Tools) a small power-driven hand-operated rotary file, esp for removing burrs or for machining recesses
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a rough edge left on a workpiece after cutting, drilling, etc
3. a rough or irregular protuberance, such as a burl on a tree
4. (Furniture) Brit a burl on the trunk or root of a tree, sliced across for use as decorative veneer
n, vb
(Botany) a variant spelling of bur
vb (tr)
5. (Mechanical Engineering) to form a rough edge on (a workpiece)
6. (Mechanical Engineering) to remove burrs from (a workpiece) by grinding, filing, etc; deburr
[C14: variant of bur]

burr

(bɜː)
n
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics an articulation of (r) characteristic of certain English dialects, esp the uvular fricative trill of Northumberland or the retroflex r of the West of England
2. a whirring sound
vb
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) to pronounce (words) with a burr
4. to make a whirring sound
[C18: either special use of bur (in the sense: rough sound) or of imitative origin]

burr

(bɜː) or

bur

n
1. (General Engineering) a washer fitting around the end of a rivet
2. (Metallurgy) a blank punched out of sheet metal
[C16 (in the sense: broad ring on a spear): variant of burrow (in obsolete sense: borough)]

burr

(bɜː) ,

buhr

or

bur

n
1. (Geological Science) short for buhrstone
2. (Geological Science) a mass of hard siliceous rock surrounded by softer rock
[C18: probably from bur, from its qualities of roughness]

Burr

(bɜː)
n
(Biography) Aaron. 1756–1836, US vice-president (1800–04), who fled after killing a political rival in a duel and plotted to create an independent empire in the western US; acquitted (1807) of treason

burr1

(bɜr)
n.
1. a protruding ragged edge raised on metal during drilling, shearing, punching, or engraving.
2. a rough protuberance on any object.
3. a hand-held rotary power tool used to cut small recesses.
v.t.
4. to form a rough point or edge on.
5. to remove burrs from.
Also, bur (for defs. 1,3).
[1605–15; sp. variant of bur]

burr2

(bɜr)

n.
1. a washer placed at the head of a rivet.
2. a blank punched out of sheet metal.
[1375–1425; late Middle English burrewez (pl.), buruhe circle, variant of brough round tower, metathetic variant of burgh]

burr3

(bɜr)
n.
1. a pronunciation of (r) as a uvular trill, as in some Northern English dialects.
2. a pronunciation of (r) as an alveolar flap or trill, as in Scottish English.
3. a whirring noise.
v.i.
4. to speak with a burr.
5. to make a whirring sound.
v.t.
6. to pronounce with a burr.
[1750–60; imitative]

Burr

(bɜr)

n.
Aaron, 1756–1836, vice president of the U.S. 1801–05.

burr


Past participle: burred
Gerund: burring

Imperative
burr
burr
Present
I burr
you burr
he/she/it burrs
we burr
you burr
they burr
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 burr
you will burr
he/she/it will burr
we will burr
you will burr
they will burr
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 burr
you would burr
he/she/it would burr
we would burr
you would burr
they would burr
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

burr


Past participle: burred
Gerund: burring

Imperative
burr
burr
Present
I burr
you burr
he/she/it burrs
we burr
you burr
they burr
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 burr
you will burr
he/she/it will burr
we will burr
you will burr
they will burr
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 burr
you would burr
he/she/it would burr
we would burr
you would burr
they would burr
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

burr

A rough, upturned edge made by an engraver’s burin or needle. It gives a soft, rich line to drypoint, but is removed when sharp line is required as in line engraving.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burr - seed vessel having hooks or pricklesburr - 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.burr - rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting
projection - any structure that branches out from a central support
3.burr - United States politician who served as vice president under JeffersonBurr - 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 - rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece
power tool - a tool driven by a motor
5.burr - 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.burr - 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

burr

[bɜːʳ] N (Bot) → erizo m

burr

[ˈbɜːr] n
[plant] → teigne f
(= accent) → grasseyement m

burr

2
n (Ling) breiige Aussprache (von R); to speak with a burrbreiig sprechen

burr

bur [bɜːʳ]
1. n
a. (Bot) → lappa, bardana
b. (Ling) to speak with a burrarrotare la erre
c. (sound) → ronzio
2. vi (plane) → ronzare; (telephone) → suonare

burr

n. taladro; [dentistry] fresa;
fissure ______ de fisura;
diamond point ______ diamantada.
References in classic literature ?
In reply to her mother's command and entreaty that she would behave more decorously, little Pearl paused gather the prickly burrs from a tall burdock which grew beside the tomb.
The child probably overheard their voices, for, looking up to the window with a bright, but naughty smile of mirth and intelligence, she threw one of the prickly burrs at the Rev.
It is almost equal to the feeling that one would experience if he had a dozen or more chestnut burrs, or a hundred small pin-points, in contact with his flesh.
He started the engine, and with a wild burr of gas explosions the beautiful fabric darted down the launching ways and lifted into the air.
A man, reading a newspaper, had just started up at the sight of the returning pigeon, when be heard the burr of Winn's engine and saw the huge monoplane, with all surfaces set, drop down upon him, stop suddenly on an air-cushion manufactured on the spur of the moment by a shift of the horizontal rudders, glide a few yards, strike ground, and come to rest not a score of feet away from him.
What provoking burr has been inconveniently attracted to the charming skirts, and with difficulty shaken off?
Provoking indeed,' said Bella, 'and no burr to boast of
The rows of chops opened and shut in vast unison, and the sound of it was like to the muffled burr of subterranean machinery.
She had a little pink sunshade--it kind o' looked like a doll's amberill, 'n' she clung to it like a burr to a woolen stockin'.
Beth, if you don't keep these horrid cats down cellar I'll have them drowned," exclaimed Meg angrily as she tried to get rid of the kitten which had scrambled up her back and stuck like a burr just out of reach.
FROM HIS SEAT on a box in the rough board shed that stuck like a burr on the rear of Cowley & Son's store in Winesburg, Elmer Cowley, the junior member of the firm, could see through a dirty window into the printshop of the Winesburg Eagle.
The harsh voice, the blunt manner, the habit of accompanying certain phrases by an emphatic nod of the head, the Northumbrian burr expressing itself in every word which contained the letter "r" -- all these personal peculiarities of the old North-country governess were reproduced to the life.