Fur Fur (f[^u]r), n. [OE. furre, OF. forre, fuerre, sheath, case, of German origin; cf. OHG. fuotar lining, case, G. futter; akin to Icel. f[=o][eth]r lining, Goth. f[=o]dr, scabbard; cf. Skr. p[=a]tra vessel, dish. The German and Icel. words also have the sense, fodder, but this was probably a different word originally. Cf. {Fodder} food, {Fother}, v. t., {Forel}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is longer and coarser. [1913 Webster]

2. The skins of certain wild animals with the fur; peltry; as, a cargo of furs. [1913 Webster]

3. Strips of dressed skins with fur, used on garments for warmth or for ornament. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. Articles of clothing made of fur; as, a set of furs for a lady (a collar, tippet, or cape, muff, etc.). [1913 Webster]

Wrapped up in my furs. --Lady M. W. Montagu. [1913 Webster]

5. Any coating considered as resembling fur; as: (a) A coat of morbid matter collected on the tongue in persons affected with fever. (b) The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach. (c) The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water. [1913 Webster]

6. (Her.) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. There are nine in all, or, according to some writers, only six. --See Tincture. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Fur — is a body hair of any non human mammal, also known as the pelage . It may consist of short ground hair, long guard hair, and, in some cases, medium awn hair. Mammals with reduced amounts of fur are often called naked , as in The Naked Ape , naked …   Wikipedia

  • Fur — Fur, a. Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade. [1913 Webster] {Fur seal} (Zo[ o]l.) one of several species of seals of the genera {Callorhinus} and {Arclocephalus}, inhabiting the North Pacific and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fur — Fur, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Furred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Furring}.] 1. To line, face, or cover with fur; as, furred robes. You fur your gloves with reason. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fur — Das Wort Fur bezeichnet eine Sprache in Afrika, siehe Fur (Sprache), eine afrikanische Volksgruppe, siehe Fur (Volk), eine dänische Insel, siehe Fur (Insel), ein Sultanat, siehe Fur Sultanat, einen Film von Steven Shainberg aus dem Jahr 2006,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • FUR — s. m. Il n est usité que dans la locution Au fur et à mesure, ou À fur et mesure, qui s emploie en termes de Pratique et d Administration, comme conjonction, comme préposition et comme adverbe, et qui signifie, À mesure que, à mesure de, à mesure …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • fur — I. verb (furred; furring) Etymology: Middle English furren, from Anglo French furrer to stuff, fill, line, from fuerre sheath, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German fuotar sheath; akin to Greek pōma lid, cover, Sanskrit pāti he protects… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • FUR — n. m. Vieux mot qui signifiait Taux et qui est resté dans la locution adverbiale Au fur et à mesure, à proportion. Nous vous paierons au fur et à mesure; et dans la locution conjonctive Au fur et à mesure que. Nous vous ferons passer les… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • fur — See: MAKE THE FUR FLY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fur — See: MAKE THE FUR FLY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Fur (disambiguation) — Fur refers to the body hair of non human mammals.Fur may also refer to: Animal fur*Fur clothing *Fake fur, synthetic fur *Fur bearing trout, fictitious North American fish supposed to have grown fur due to the cold *Fur farming *Fur fetishism… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”