Definition for furred (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), furred, fur·ring.
Origin of fur
Examples from the Web for furred
The heavy thick veil was tucked back beneath the furred purple silk hood that fastened under her chin.The Chaplet of Pearls|Charlotte M. Yonge
But Le Rossignol took no further trouble than to give her a look of contempt, and lifted the furred garment to descend the stairs.The Lady of Fort St. John|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Frost brings with it an enforced close-season for most of furred and feathered kind.Lost Leaders|Andrew Lang
Their dainty little feet were furred to the claw tips with silky hair.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
The forests are astir with wild, furred life; the fierce life which emphasizes the solitude of the mountain world.In the Brooding Wild|Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for furred (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for furred (2 of 2)
- the dressed skin of certain fur-bearing animals, with the hair left on
- (as modifier)a fur coat
- a pile fabric made in imitation of animal fur
- a garment made from such a fabric
verb furs, furring or furred
Word Origin for fur
Word Origin and History for furred
late 14c. "trimming or lining of a garment" (implied c.1300 in surname Furhode "fur hood"), probably from Old French fourrer "to line, sheathe," from fuerre "sheath, covering," from Frankish *fodr or another Germanic source (cf. Old Frisian foder "coat lining," Old High German fotar "a lining," German Futter, Gothic fodr "sword sheath"), from Proto-Germanic *fodram "sheath."
Sense transferred in English from the notion of a lining to the thing used in it. First applied early 15c. to animal hair still on the animal.
I'le make the fur Flie 'bout the eares of the old Cur. [Butler, "Hudibras," 1663]
As a verb, from c.1300, from Old French fourrer. Related: Furred; furring.
Idioms and Phrases with furred
see make the dust (fur) fly.