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Related to fir trees: Abies, balsam fir, douglas fir

fir

a coniferous tree belonging to the pine family, characterized by its pyramidal style of growth, flat needles, and erect cones
Not to be confused with:
fur – the fine, soft, thick, hairy coat of the skin of a mammal

FIR

abbr.
far-infrared radiation

fir

 (fûr)
n.
1.
a. Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies, having linear flattened needles and erect cones with deciduous scales.
b. Any of several similar or related trees, such as the Douglas fir.
2. The wood of any these trees.

[Middle English firre, probably of Scandinavian origin; see perkwu- in Indo-European roots.]

fir′ry adj.

fir

(fɜː)
n
1. (Plants) any pyramidal coniferous tree of the N temperate genus Abies, having single needle-like leaves and erect cones: family Pinaceae. See also red fir, silver fir, balsam fir
2. (Plants) any of various other trees of the family Pinaceae, such as the Douglas fir
3. (Plants) the wood of any of these trees
[Old English furh; related to Old Norse fura, Old High German foraha fir, Latin quercus oak]

fir

(fɜr)

n.
1. any evergreen tree of the genus Abies, of the pine family, having flat needles and erect cones.
2. the wood of such a tree.
[1250–1300; Middle English firre, Old English fyrh]
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fir
Douglas firs can attain heights of more than 200 feet (61 meters).

fir

(fûr)
Any of various evergreen trees that have flat needles and bear cones. Firs generally grow in northern regions or at higher altitudes.
pine, fir, spruce - Pine, fir, and spruce are quite different from each other, though they are all conifers; pine has clusters of long, needle-shaped leaves, spruce is a type of fir, and the only scientific difference between the two is that spruces have rectangular needles while firs have flat, needle-shaped leaves.
See also related terms for pine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fir - nonresinous wood of a fir treefir - nonresinous wood of a fir tree  
fir tree, true fir, fir - any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas
douglas fir - strong durable timber of a douglas fir
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.fir - any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abiesfir - any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas
Abies, genus Abies - true firs
fir - nonresinous wood of a fir tree
silver fir - any of various true firs having leaves white or silvery white beneath
Abies bracteata, Abies venusta, bristlecone fir, Santa Lucia fir - a pyramidal fir of southwestern California having spiny pointed leaves and cone scales with long spines
fir cone - the seed-producing cone of a fir tree
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
Translations
تَنّوب، شَجَرَة الميلاد
jedle
grangrantræ
abio
nulg
pihta
jela
erdeifenyõfenyő
òinur
eglė
egle
brad
jedľa
jelka

fir

[fɜːʳ]
A. N (also fir tree) → abeto m
B. CPD fir cone Npiña f

fir

[ˈfɜːr] fir tree nsapin m

fir

nTanne f; (= wood)Tanne (→ nholz nt) f

fir

[fɜːʳ] n (also fir tree) → abete m

fir

(fəː) noun
a kind of evergreen tree that bears cones (ˈfir-cones) and is often grown for its wood.
References in classic literature ?
At the end of a year he had shot up a good deal, and after another year he was another long bit taller; for with fir trees one can always tell by the shoots how many years old they are.
Out in the woods stood a nice little Fir Tree. The place he had was a very good one: the sun shone on him: as to fresh air, there was enough of that, and round him grew many large-sized comrades, pines as well as firs.
This happened every year; and the young Fir Tree, that had now grown to a very comely size, trembled at the sight; for the magnificent great trees fell to the earth with noise and cracking, the branches were lopped off, and the trees looked long and bare; they were hardly to be recognised; and then they were laid in carts, and the horses dragged them out of the wood.
When Christmas came, quite young trees were cut down: trees which often were not even as large or of the same age as this Fir Tree, who could never rest, but always wanted to be off.
"And then?" asked the Fir Tree, trembling in every bough.
The coarse evergreen color of the small fir trees scattered here and there among the birches was an unpleasant reminder of winter.
Over the hedge on one side we looked into a plowed field, and on the other we looked over a gate at our master's house, which stood by the roadside; at the top of the meadow was a grove of fir trees, and at the bottom a running brook overhung by a steep bank.
All the shrubs, fir trees, stables, houses, etc., seem to be bent in a slanting direction, as by an immense pressure of air.
There is a big grove of fir trees behind it, two rows of Lombardy poplars down the lane, and a ring of white birches around a very delightful garden.
The winds were out in their tops, and there is no sweeter music on earth than that which the wind makes in the fir trees at evening.
They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir tree.
The Thing itself lay almost entirely buried in sand, amidst the scattered splinters of a fir tree it had shivered to frag- ments in its descent.