noun see furbish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Furbisher — Fur bish*er, n. [Cf. F. fourbisseur.] One who furbishes; esp., a sword cutler, who finishes sword blades and similar weapons …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • furbisher — See furbish. * * * …   Universalium

  • furbisher — fur·bish·er …   English syllables

  • furbisher — shə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English furbissher, from furbisshen + er archaic : one that furbishes; especially : one that furbishes arms and armor …   Useful english dictionary

  • furbish — furbisher, n. /ferr bish/, v.t. 1. to restore to freshness of appearance or good condition (often fol. by up): to furbish a run down neighborhood; to furbish up one s command of a foreign language. 2. to polish. [1350 1400; ME furbishen < MF… …   Universalium

  • furbish — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English furbisshen, from Anglo French furbiss , stem of furbir, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German furben to polish Date: 14th century 1. to make lustrous ; polish 2. to give a new look to ; renovate… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • feormend — 1. m ( es/ ) entertainer; 2. m ( es/ ) cleanser, polisher, furbisher …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • furbish — late 14c. (implied mid 13c. in surname Furbisher), from O.Fr. forbiss , prp. stem of forbir to polish, burnish; mend, repair (12c., Mod.Fr. fourbir), from a Germanic source (Cf. O.H.G. furban to polish ), from PIE root *prep to appear. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • furbish — [ fə:bɪʃ] verb 1》 give a fresh look to; renovate. 2》 archaic polish (a weapon). Derivatives furbisher noun Origin ME: from OFr. forbiss , lengthened stem of forbir, of Gmc origin …   English new terms dictionary

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