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Definition of FUR

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Fur \Fur\, a.
     Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade. [1913 Webster]

     {Fur seal} (Zool.) 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; -- called also {sea bear}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 v.0.48 [gcide]

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.) To nail small strips of board or larger scantling upon, in order to make a level surface for lathing or boarding, or to provide for a space or interval back of the plastered or boarded surface, as inside an outer wall, by way of protection against damp. --Gwill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

211 Moby Thesaurus words for "fur":
     Australian seal, Leatherette, Leatheroid, achievement, alerion, animal charge, annulet, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, azure, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings, bearskin, beaver, beaverette, bend, bend sinister, billet, black fox, black marten, black sable, blazon, blazonry, bordure, bristle, broad arrow, brook mink, buckskin, cadency mark, calf, calfskin, canton, capeskin, capillament, cat, chaplet, charge, chevron, chief, chinchilla, chinchillette, cilium, coast seal, coat, coat of arms, coating, cockatrice, coney, coronet, cowhide, crescent, crest, cross, cross moline, crown, cuticle, deerskin, dermis, device, difference, differencing, doeskin, down, eagle, eiderdown, electric seal, enamel, ermine, ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, facing, falcon, fell, fess, fess point, field, file, film, flanch, fleece, flesh, fleur-de-lis, floss, flue, fluff, fox, fret, furring, furs, fusil, fuzz, garland, genet, goatskin, griffin, gules, gyron, hair, hatchment, helmet, heraldic device, hide, honor point, horsehair, imitation fur, imitation leather, impalement, impaling, inescutcheon, integument, jacket, jaguar, label, lacquer, lapin, leather, leather paper, leopard, lint, lion, lozenge, mane, mantling, marmot, marshaling, marten, martlet, mascle, merino, metal, mink, mole, moleskin, monkey, motto, mullet, muskrat, nombril point, nutria, octofoil, or, ordinary, orle, otter, outer layer, outer skin, paint, pale, paly, pean, pellicle, pelt, peltry, pelts, pheon, pigskin, pile, pubescence, pubic hair, purpure, quarter, quartering, rabbit, rabbitskin, raccoon, rawhide, revetment, rind, rose, sable, saltire, scale, scum, scutcheon, seal, setula, shag, shagreen, sheath, sheepskin, shield, skin, skins, skunk, spread eagle, squirrel, subordinary, swansdown, tegument, tenne, thistledown, tiger, tincture, torse, tressure, unicorn, vair, varnish, veneer, vert, white fox, wool, wreath, yale


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