- The definition of fur is made with or having to do with the hair of a mammal's body.
An example of fur used as an adjective is in the phrase "fur coat," which means a coat made with a mammal's body hair.
- Fur is defined as the hair on a mammal's body or strips of this material.
An example of fur is the hair on a bear.
- Fur means to trim, cover or coat with a mammal's body hair.
- An example of fur is to trim a coat with mink.
- An example of fur is for a dog to shed on the couch.
This cat has beautiful grey and white fur.
fur definition by Webster's New World
- the soft, thick hair covering the body of many mammals
- a skin bearing such hair, when stripped and processed for making, lining, or trimming garments; dressed pelt
- any garment, neckpiece, trimming, etc. made of such skins
- any furlike or fuzzy coating, as diseased matter on the tongue in illness
Origin: Middle English furre, probably contr. ; from furrure, fur lining or blanket Old French fourrure ; from fuerre, sheath, lining ; from Frankish an unverified form fodr, akin to German futter ; from Indo-European base an unverified form po-, to tend flocks, cover, protect from source Classical Greek poimēn, Sanskrit pālá-, shepherd
- to line, cover, make, or trim with fur
- to coat with any smooth, furlike deposit
- to use furring in constructing (a floor, wall, etc.)
fur definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The thick coat of soft hair covering the skin of a mammal, such as a fox or beaver.
- The hair-covered, dressed pelt of such a mammal, used in the making of garments and as trimming or decoration.
- A garment made of or lined with the dressed pelt of a mammal.
- A coating similar to the pelt of a mammal.
- To cover, line, or trim with fur.
- To provide fur garments for.
- To cover or coat as if with fur.
- To line (a wall or floor) with furring.
Origin: 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.
fur - Phrases/Idioms
make the fur flyâ Informal
- to cause dissension or fighting
- to accomplish much quickly