Fur meaning

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The hair-covered, dressed pelt of such a mammal, used in making garments and as trimming or decoration.
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A garment made of or lined with the dressed pelt of a mammal.
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A coating similar to the pelt of a mammal.
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To cover, line, or trim with fur.
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To provide fur garments for.
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To cover or coat as if with fur.
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To line (a wall or floor) with furring.
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Furlong.
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The soft, thick hair covering the body of many mammals.
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A skin bearing such hair, when stripped and processed for making, lining, or trimming garments; dressed pelt.
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Any garment, neckpiece, trimming, etc. made of such skins.
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Any furlike or fuzzy coating, as diseased matter on the tongue in illness.
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Of or having to do with fur.
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To line, cover, make, or trim with fur.
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To coat with any smooth, furlike deposit.
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To use furring in constructing (a floor, wall, etc.)
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To become coated with a deposit.
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Furlong(s)
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The thick coat of soft hair covering the skin of certain mammals.
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A furlike coating.

Fur on the tongue.

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To cover or coat as if with fur.
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Hairy coat of various mammal species, especially: when fine, soft and thick.
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Hairy skin of an animal processed into clothing for humans.
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A pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel.
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A coating, lining resembling fur in function and/or appearance.
  • A thick pile of fabric.
  • The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.
  • The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water.
  • The layer of epithelial debris on a tongue.
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(heraldry) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures.
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A furry; a member of the furry subculture.
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(vulgar, slang) Pubic hair.
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(vulgar, slang) Sexual attractiveness.
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To cover with fur.
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One of a Nilo-Saharan people of western Sudan.
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The language of this people.
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The thick coat of soft hair covering the skin of a mammal, such as a fox or beaver.
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(informal) make the fur fly
  • to cause dissension or fighting
  • to accomplish much quickly
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of fur

  • Middle English furre probably from furren to line with fur from Old French forrer from forre, fuerre sheath, lining of Germanic origin pā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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').

    From Wiktionary