Curr Curr (k[^u]r), v. i. [Prob. imitative.] To coo. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

The owlets hoot, the owlets curr. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

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  • Curr — Recorded as Ker, Kerr, Keir, sometimes Carr, Curr, and possibly others, this interesting name is Anglo Scottish, but ultimately of pre 7th century Old Norse origins. It is or was topographical and found mainly in the famous Border counties of the …   Surnames reference

  • curr — [[t]kɜr[/t]] v. i. curred, curr•ing to make a low, purring sound, as a cat • Etymology: 1670–80; akin to MD curren, MHG kurren to growl …   From formal English to slang

  • curr — ˈkər(.) intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: imitative : to make a murmuring sound (as of doves) the owlets curr William Wordsworth …   Useful english dictionary

  • curr — intransitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1677 to make a murmuring sound (as of doves) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • curr — /kerr/, v.i. to make a low, purring sound, as a cat. [1670 80; akin to ON kurra to grumble, murmur, MHG kurren, MD curren to growl] * * * …   Universalium

  • curr. — abbr. current …   Dictionary of English abbreviation

  • curr — v. coo, make soft cooing sounds (like the call of a dove or pigeon) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • CURR — curratores …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • curr — en (L). Run; running …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

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