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fur

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

 (fûr)
n.
1. The thick coat of soft hair covering the skin of certain mammals.
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. See fake fur.
5. A furlike coating: fur on the tongue.
tr.v. furred, fur·ring, furs
1. To cover, line, or trim with fur.
2. To cover or coat as if with fur.
3. 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.]
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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fur

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

noun
The skin of an animal:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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fur

[fɜːʳ] n (of animal) → pelo, pelame m; (single skin) → pelle f; (as clothing) → pelliccia (Brit) (in kettle) → incrostazione f, calcare m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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
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References in classic literature ?
Bands of free trappers resort hither also, to sell the furs they have collected; or to engage their services for the next hunting season.
The company that can first open its tempting supplies of coffee, tobacco, ammunition, scarlet cloth, blankets, bright shawls, and glittering trinkets has the greatest chance to get all the peltries and furs of the Indians and free trappers, and to engage their services for the next season.
The other occupants of the room, five in number, were all females, and they were still sleeping, piled high with a motley array of silks and furs. Across the threshold lay stretched the sleepless guardian brute, just as I had last seen him on the preceding day; apparently he had not moved a muscle; his eyes were fairly glued upon me, and I fell to wondering just what might befall me should I endeavor to escape.
I noticed that someone had thrown a fur over me, but it had become partially dislodged and in the darkness I could not see to replace it.
The balance of the night we spent shivering in our inadequate sleeping silks and furs upon the snow that lies at the foot of the ice-barrier.
In my right hand was my keen short-sword, the point hovering an inch above the thick fur beneath which beat the savage heart.
IN THE COURSE of occasional visits to Canada many years since, I became intimately acquainted with some of the principal partners of the great Northwest Fur Company, who at that time lived in genial style at Montreal, and kept almost open house for the stranger.
Out of so great a sin no good can come.' And his daughter was also shocked, but hoped the king would soon give up such thoughts; so she said to him, 'Before I marry anyone I must have three dresses: one must be of gold, like the sun; another must be of shining silver, like the moon; and a third must be dazzling as the stars: besides this, I want a mantle of a thousand different kinds of fur put together, to which every beast in the kingdom must give a part of his skin.' And thus she though he would think of the matter no more.
And the first thing he did was to turn his back to the wind and open his fur coat.
Anatole went out of the room and returned a few minutes later wearing a fur coat girt with a silver belt, and a sable cap jauntily set on one side and very becoming to his handsome face.
I couldn't see one on 'em rough used a purpose - not fur the whole wureld.
I had the time to lay my infinite adoration at her feet whose white insteps gleamed below the dark edge of the fur out of quilted blue silk bedroom slippers, embroidered with small pearls.