Definition of Fur

1. Noun. The dressed hairy coat of a mammal.




2. Noun. Dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel).
Generic synonyms: Coat, Pelage
Terms within: Guard Hair
Specialized synonyms: Undercoat, Underfur
Derivative terms: Furry

3. Noun. A garment made of the dressed hairy coat of a mammal.
Generic synonyms: Garment

Definition of Fur

1. n. The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is longer and coarser.

2. a. Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade.

3. v. t. To line, face, or cover with fur; as, furred robes.

Definition of Fur

1. Proper noun. One of a Nilo-Saharan people of western Sudan. ¹

2. Proper noun. The language of this people. ¹

3. Noun. Hairy coat of various mammal species, ''especially:'' when fine, soft and thick. ¹

4. Noun. Hairy skin of an animal processed into a suitable wear to cover human nakedness, protect humans from the cold and/or be worn ornamentally. ¹

5. Noun. A pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel. ¹

6. Noun. A coating, lining resembling fur in function and/or appearance. ¹

7. Noun. A furry; a member of the furry subculture. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To cover with fur. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fur

1. to cover with fur (a dressed animal pelt) [v FURRED, FURRING, FURS]

Medical Definition of Fur

1. 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. 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. Montagu) 5. Any coating considered as resembling fur; as: A coat of morbid matter collected on the tongue in persons affected with fever. The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach. The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water. 6. One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. There are nine in all, or, according to some writers, only six. Origin: OE. Furre, OF. Forre, fuerre, sheatth, case, of German origin; cf. OHG. Fuotar lining, case, G. Futter; akin to Icel. Fr lining, Goth. Fdr, scabbard; cf. Skr. Ptra vessel, dish. The German and Icel. Words also have the sense, fodder, but this was probably a different word originally. Cf. Fodder food, Fother, Forel. Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade. Fur seal 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. Synonym: sea bear. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fur

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funny story
funny stuff
funny wagon
funnyman
funnymen
funnyness
funplex
funplexes
funrun
funs
funster
funsters
funtastic
fuqaha'
fur (current term)
fur-flying
fur-piece
fur beetle
fur beetles
fur coat
fur coats
fur hat
fur seal
fura-2
furacious
furacity
furagin
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