noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fyrh; akin to Old High German forha fir, Latin quercus oak Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Abies) of north temperate evergreen trees of the pine family that have flattish leaves, circular leaf scars, and erect female cones and are valued for their wood; also any of various conifers (as the Douglas fir) of other genera 2. the wood of a fir

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  • fir — FIR, fire, s.n. 1. Produs de torcătorie sau de filatură, de formă lungă şi subţire, obţinut prin toarcerea unor fibre textile; p. restr. fibră textilă. ♢ Fir cu plumb = dispozitiv pentru determinarea sau verificarea direcţiei verticale, format… …   Dicționar Român

  • FIR — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda FIR es un acrónimo en inglés para Finite Impulse Response o Respuesta finita al impulso. Se trata de un tipo de filtros digitales en el que, como su nombre indica, si la entrada es una señal impulso, la salida tendrá …   Wikipedia Español

  • Fir — (f[ e]r), n. [Dan. fyr, fyrr; akin to Sw. furu, Icel. fura, AS. furh in furhwudu fir wood, G. f[ o]hre, OHG. forha pine, vereheih a sort of oak, L. quercus oak.] (Bot.) A genus ({Abies}) of coniferous trees, often of large size and elegant shape …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • FIR — [Abk. für fernes Infrarot]: der Wellenlängenbereich 50 µm–1 mm (200–10 cm‒1) der ↑ Infrarotstrahlung, der spektroskopisch (FIR Spektroskopie, vgl. IR Spektroskopie) zur Untersuchung von Wasserstoffbrücken u. Schweratombindungen sowie von… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • fir — [ fɜr ] noun count a tall tree with thin sharp leaves that do not fall off in winter. It produces brown woody fruits called cones and can be called a fir or a fir tree. a. uncount the wood of a fir tree …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fir. — «fur», noun. 1. any one of a group of evergreen trees somewhat like a spruce. Firs belong to the pine family. The needles of fir trees are distributed evenly around the branch and have a pleasant smell. Small firs are often used for Christmas… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fir — 14c.; O.E. had furhwudu pine wood, but the modern word is more likely from O.N. fyri fir or O.Dan. fyr, all from P.Gmc. *furkhon (Cf. O.H.G. foraha, Ger. Föhre fir ), from PIE root *perkos, originally oak (Cf. Skt. paraktah the holy fig tree,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • FIR — steht für: Fairway in Regulation, ein Begriff aus dem Golf Sport Fast Infrared, eine auf Infrarotstrahlung basierende Kommunikationsschnittstelle, siehe Infrared Data Association (IrDA) Fédération Internationale des Résistants, internationale… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fir — [fə: US fə:r] n [: Old English; Origin: fyrh] a tree with leaves shaped like needles that do not fall off in winter ▪ a fir tree …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fir — fir1 [fʉr] n. [ME firre < OE fyrh, akin to Ger föhre < IE base * perkwus, name of the tree, oak > L quercus, oak] 1. any of a genus (Abies) of cone bearing evergreen trees of the pine family, having flattened needles and upright cones… …   English World dictionary

  • FIR — refer to:* Finite impulse response, a digital filter type * Forschungsinstitut für Rationalisierung, the Research Institute for Operations Management in English * French Indian rupee, defunct currency in French India * far infrared, i.e. infrared …   Wikipedia

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