American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The thick coat of soft hair covering the skin of a mammal, such as a fox or beaver.
- n. The hair-covered, dressed pelt of such a mammal, used in the making of garments and as trimming or decoration.
- n. A garment made of or lined with the dressed pelt of a mammal.
- n. A coating similar to the pelt of a mammal.
- v. To cover, line, or trim with fur.
- v. To provide fur garments for.
- v. To cover or coat as if with fur.
- v. To line (a wall or floor) with furring.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The short, fine, soft coat or pelage of certain animals, distinguished from the hair, which is longer and coarser, and more or less of which is generally present with it. Fur is one of the most perfect nonconductors of heat, and therefore a warm covering for animals in cold climates. It has always been largely used for human clothing, either on the skin or separated from it. The finest kinds, as those of the sable, ermine, furseal, beaver, otter, etc., are among the costliest of clothing materials, both from their rarity and from the amount of labor involved in their preparation.
- n. The skin of certain wild animals with the fur; peltry: as, a cargo of furs.
- n. Strips of skins bearing the natural fur, made in various forms, as capes, muffs, etc., and worn for warmth or ornament: used in the singular collectively, or in the plural. Fur—miniver or vair—was also formerly a mark of certain university degrees, and its use in certain cases was prescribed by statute, as in the statutes of the University of Paris, and in Laud's statutes of Oxford.
- n. Any natural covering or material regarded as resembling fur.
- n. Specifically— The soft down on the skin of a peach and on the leaves of some plants. More commonly called fuzz.
- n. A coat of morbid matter formed on the tongue, as in persons affected with fever.
- n. A coat or crust formed on the interior of a vessel by matter deposited from a liquid, as wine.
- n. Scale formed in a boiler.
- n. In sporting, a general term for furred animals, as in the phrase fur, fin, and feather. Compare feather, fin.
- n. Kind or class: from the use of particular furs as distinctive insignia.
- n. In the following passage the allusion is to the use of fur—miniver or vair—in some of the distinctive university costumes.
- n. One of several tinctures used in heraldry. Each fur represents an artificial surface composed of patches of different colors, supposed to be sewn together, or of tufts sewn upon a plain ground. The eight furs most usually depicted and blazoned are ermine, ermines, erminois, pean, vair, counter-vair, potent, and counter-potent; there are also erminites, vair-en-point vairé. Vairy cup pa and vairy tassa are names given to counter-vair. See
- Pertaining to or made of fur; producing fur: as, fur animals; a fur cap.
- To line, face, or cover with fur: as, a furred robe.
- To cover with morbid or foul matter; coat.
- In carpentry, to nail strips of board nr timber to, as joists or rafters, in order to bring them to a level and range them into a straight surface, or as a wall or partition, for lathing or for forming an air-space between it and the plastering.
- To clean off scale from the interior of (a boiler).
- n. A furrow; the space between two ridges.
- A dialectal variant of far.
- An abbreviation of furlong.
- n. Hairy coat of various mammal species, especially: when fine, soft and thick.
- n. Hairy skin of an animal processed into a suitable wear to cover human nakedness, protect humans from the cold and/or be worn ornamentally.
- n. A pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel.
- n. A coating, lining resembling fur in function and/or appearance.
- n. A furry; a member of the furry subculture.
- v. transitive To cover with fur.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is longer and coarser.
- n. The skins of certain wild animals with the fur; peltry.
- n. Strips of dressed skins with fur, used on garments for warmth or for ornament.
- n. Articles of clothing made of fur.
- n. Any coating considered as resembling fur.
- n. A coat of morbid matter collected on the tongue in persons affected with fever.
- n. The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.
- n. The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water.
- n. (Her.) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. There are nine in all, or, according to some writers, only six.
- adj. Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur
- v. To line, face, or cover with fur.
- v. To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue.
- v. (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.
- n. dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
- n. a garment made of the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
- n. the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
- Middle English furren, from Anglo-Norman furrer ("to stuff, line, fill"), from fuerre 'sheath', from Old Low Franconian *fōder, from Proto-Germanic *fōdran 'sheath' (compare Old English foðor 'sheaf', fōdder 'sheath, case', Dutch voering ("lining"), German Futter ("lining"), Gothic 𐍆𐍉𐌳𐍂 (fōdr, "sheath")), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂-, *poh₂- 'to protect' (compare Lithuanian piemuō ("protection"), Ancient Greek pōy 'flock', pōma 'lid', ποιμήν (poimēn, "shepherd"), Old Armenian հաւրան (hawran, "herd, flock"), Kurdish pawan 'to watch over', Sanskrit पाति (pāti, "he watches, protects"), pātram 'container'). (Wiktionary)
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“His fur must hide a lot. *makes mental note to grow fluffy fur*”
“November 13, 2008 at 11:02 am ai haz tew leeb yew fur awyle…………..fur teh commute hoam ai will czeching on yew layter!”
“I never had yet a piece of fur trimming on a coat, and you are in fur from the neck to the feet.”
“If the fur is good skin him and freeze the hide in a plastic bag.”
“After all, real fur is made out of horny mammals -- an imminently renewable natural ingredient.”
“The knock against fake fur is that nylon, acrylic, and polyester are made from nonrenewable petroleum.”
“The only thing that really puzzled me was the first sentence (Now that fur is back in vogue, I've been thinking about splurging on a coat this winter): If fur is back in vogue, then why are pelt prices in the dumper right now?”
“Together they descend to Deck A, where the real business of the vessel takes place, down a bustling corridor linking the engine control room? which powers everything from the ship's two propellers to the galley blenders? to the hospital and the freezer room, where Filipinos in fur-collared jackets are unloading frozen pork fillets, part of the 20-tonne supply of meat needed for a two-week cruise.”
“If you own pets, you know that the fur is going to be on your clothes.”
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