- 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.
- 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 of furMiddle 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
transitive verbfurred, furring
- to line, cover, make, or trim with fur
- to coat with any smooth, furlike deposit
- to use furring in constructing (a floor, wall, etc.)
make the fur fly☆ Informal
- to cause dissension or fighting
- to accomplish much quickly
- 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 making 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.
transitive verbfurred furred, fur·ring, furs
- 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 of furMiddle 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.
- Hairy coat of various mammal species, especially: when fine, soft and thick.
- Hairy skin of an animal processed into clothing for humans.
- A pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel.
- A coating, lining resembling fur in function and/or appearance.
- (heraldry) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures.
- A furry; a member of the furry subculture.
- (vulgar, slang) Pubic hair.
- (vulgar, slang) Sexual attractiveness.
(third-person singular simple present furs, present participle furring, simple past and past participle furred)
- To cover with fur.
Middle English furren, from Anglo-Norman furrer (“to stuff, line, fill”), from fuerre (“sheath”), from Frankish *fōdar, from Proto-Germanic *fōdrą 'sheath' (compare Old English fōdor (“sheaf”), Dutch voering (“lining”), German Futter (“lining”), Gothic (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').