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
Through it with due solemnity came James Henry holding in his mouth a furless and very dead cat.Men, Women and Guns | H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
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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