Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of BURL

Pronunciation:  burl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
  2. [n]  a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree
  3. [n]  the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer
  4. [v]  remove the burls from cloth

BURL is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: knot, slub
 See Also: burl, enation, plant process, remove, roughness, take, take away, tree, withdraw, wood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Burl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Burling}.] [OE. burle stuffing, or a knot in cloth; cf. F.
    bourlet, bourrelet, OF. bourel, a wreath or a roll of cloth,
    linen, or leather, stuffed with flocks, etc., dim. of bourre.
    [root]92. See {Bur}.]
    To dress or finish up (cloth); to pick knots, burs, loose
    threads, etc., from, as in finishing cloth.
    {Burling iron}, a peculiar kind of nippers or tweezers used
       in burling woolen cloth.
  2. \Burl\, n.
    1. A knot or lump in thread or cloth.
    2. An overgrown knot, or an excrescence, on a tree; also,
       veneer made from such excrescences.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob, boss, bow, bubble, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, button, cahot, chine, clump, condyle, convex, dowel, ear, flange, flap, gall, gnarl, handle, hill, hump, hunch, jog, joggle, knob, knot, knur, knurl, lip, loop, lump, mole, mountain, nevus, nub, nubbin, nubble, papilloma, peg, rib, ridge, ring, shoulder, spine, stud, style, tab, tubercle, tubercule, verruca, vesicle, wale, wart, welt