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Meaning of FUR

Pronunciation:  fur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
  2. [n]  a garment made of fur
  3. [n]  the dressed hairy coat of a mammal

FUR is a 3 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: pelt
 See Also: animal skin, astrakhan, bearskin, beaver, chinchilla, coat, ermine, fox, garment, guard hair, lambskin, lapin, leopard, mink, muskrat, otter, pelage, rabbit, raccoon, sable, seal, sealskin, squirrel, undercoat, underfur



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fur\ (f[^u]r), n. [OE. furre, OF. forre, fuerre, sheath,
    case, of German origin; cf. OHG. fuotar lining, case, G.
    futter; akin to Icel. f[=o][eth]r lining, Goth. f[=o]dr,
    scabbard; cf. Skr. p[=a]tra vessel, dish. The German and
    Icel. words also have the sense, fodder, but this was
    probably a different word originally. Cf. {Fodder} food,
    {Fother}, v. t., {Forel}, n.]
    1. The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing
       thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which
       is longer and coarser.
    2. The skins of certain wild animals with the fur; peltry;
       as, a cargo of furs.
    3. Strips of dressed skins with fur, used on garments for
       warmth or for ornament.
    4. pl. Articles of clothing made of fur; as, a set of furs
       for a lady (a collar, tippet, or cape, muff, etc.).
             Wrapped up in my furs.                --Lady M. W.
    5. Any coating considered as resembling fur; as:
       (a) A coat of morbid matter collected on the tongue in
           persons affected with fever.
       (b) The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.
       (c) The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and
           other vessels by hard water.
    6. (Her.) One of several patterns or diapers used as
       tinctures. There are nine in all, or, according to some
       writers, only six. --See Tincture.
  2. \Fur\, a.
    Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur
    cap; the fur trade.
    {Fur seal} (Zo["o]l.) one of several species of seals of the
       genera {Callorhinus} and {Arclocephalus}, inhabiting the
       North Pacific and the Antarctic oceans. They have a coat
       of fine and soft fur which is highly prized. The northern
       fur seal ({Callorhinus ursinus}) breeds in vast numbers on
       the Prybilov Islands, off the coast of Alaska; -- called
       also {sea bear}.
  3. \Fur\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Furred}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To line, face, or cover with fur; as, furred robes. ``You
       fur your gloves with reason.'' --Shak.
    2. To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue.
    3. (Arch.) To nail small strips of board or larger scantling
       upon, in order to make a level surface for lathing or
       boarding, or to provide for a space or interval back of
       the plastered or boarded surface, as inside an outer wall,
       by way of protection against damp. --Gwill.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing furs in your dream, represents prosperity. You are shielded from poverty. The dream may also be symbolic of your animalistic and instinctual nature.
Thesaurus Terms
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