the fine, soft, thick, hairy coat of the skin of a mammal.
the skin of certain animals, as the sable, ermine, or beaver, covered with such a coat, used for lining, trimming, or making garments.
a garment made of fur.
any coating resembling or suggesting fur, as certain matter on the tongue.
Heraldry. any conventional representation of a fur, as ermine, vair, potent, or their variations.
of or relating to fur, animal skins, dressed pelts, etc.: a fur coat;a fur trader.
to line, face, or trim, with fur, as a garment.
Building Trades. to apply furring to (a wall, ceiling, etc.).
to clothe (a person) with fur.
to coat with foul or deposited matter.
Idioms about fur
make the fur fly,
to cause a scene or disturbance, especially of a violent nature; make trouble: When the kids got mad they really made the fur fly.
to do things quickly: He sure makes the fur fly when it’s his turn to do the housecleaning.
- furless, adjective
- fir, fur
Other definitions for fur. (2 of 2)
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How to use fur in a sentence
Two days later, they found infectious virus in the cages as well as on the animals’ fur, ears and paws.Dust can infect animals with flu, raising coronavirus concerns | Erin Garcia de Jesus | August 24, 2020 | Science News For Students
A transferable vaccine can be given to a bat, for example, as a paste on its fur.Can Vaccines for Wildlife Prevent Human Pandemics? | Rodrigo Pérez Ortega | August 24, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
The disappearance of otters, once trapped for their fur, allowed their food supplies — sea urchins, crabs and clams — to flourish.Bringing sea otters back to the Pacific coast pays off, but not for everyone | Jonathan Lambert | June 11, 2020 | Science News
Cats spread this protein across their fur when they lick themselves.
If the area is thorny, then dogs with longer fur will be better protected.
Last year, her group successfully helped push through a measure that made the sale of cat fur illegal in the country.Will the Swiss Quit Cooking their Kittens and Puppies? | Barbie Latza Nadeau | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Anderson pleaded with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ban clothing made from animal fur.
She holds a young girl closely inside her oversized fur coat; both gaze into lens.
Her father, who managed a fur trading business in China, died when she was 5.
MOSCOW — fur coats may well be in high demand this winter among those glamorous ladies in Ukraine who can afford them.
He can't talk much, though; 'tain't good fur him; his lungs is out er kilter.
With horror she had heard her brother addressed by a disreputable costermonger in a mangy fur cap, as "Old pal."The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
But ef Jos keeps on, airnin' ez much ez he hez so fur, he's goin' ter pay the Injun part on 't, when he cums.
They're up every mornin' uv thar lives long afore daylight, a feedin' their stock, an' gittin' ready fur the day's work.
Though she was warmly wrapped in a soft rug of silvery fur, a chill crept into her heart.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for fur (1 of 2)
the dense coat of fine silky hairs on such mammals as the cat, seal, and mink
the dressed skin of certain fur-bearing animals, with the hair left on
(as modifier): a fur coat
a garment made of fur, such as a coat or stole
a pile fabric made in imitation of animal fur
a garment made from such a fabric
heraldry any of various stylized representations of animal pelts or their tinctures, esp ermine or vair, used in coats of arms
informal a whitish coating of cellular debris on the tongue, caused by excessive smoking, an upset stomach, etc
British a whitish-grey deposit consisting chiefly of calcium carbonate precipitated from hard water onto the insides of pipes, boilers, and kettles
make the fur fly to cause a scene or disturbance
(tr) to line or trim a garment, etc, with fur
(often foll by up) to cover or become covered with a furlike lining or deposit
(tr) to clothe (a person) in a fur garment or garments
- furless, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for fur. (2 of 2)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with fur
see make the dust (fur) fly.
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