fur

I. verb (furred; furring) Etymology: Middle English furren, from Anglo-French furrer to stuff, fill, line, from fuerre sheath, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German fuotar sheath; akin to Greek pōma lid, cover, Sanskrit pāti he protects Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to cover, line, trim, or clothe with fur 2. to coat or clog as if with fur 3. to apply furring to intransitive verb to become coated or clogged as if with fur II. noun Usage: often attributive Date: 14th century 1. a piece of the dressed pelt of an animal used to make, trim, or line wearing apparel 2. an article of clothing made of or with fur 3. the hairy coat of a mammal especially when fine, soft, and thick; also such a coat with the skin 4. a coating resembling fur: as a. a coat of epithelial debris on the tongue b. the thick pile of a fabric (as chenille) • furless adjective III. abbreviation furlong

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  • fur — [ fyr ] n. m. • XVIe; feur XIIe; lat. forum « marché » 1 ♦ (vx depuis XVIIIe) Taux. (XVIe) Au fur : à proportion, à mesure. 2 ♦ (XVIIe) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fur — is a body hair of any non human mammal, also known as the pelage . It may consist of short ground hair, long guard hair, and, in some cases, medium awn hair. Mammals with reduced amounts of fur are often called naked , as in The Naked Ape , naked …   Wikipedia

  • fur — (fur) s. m. Il ne se dit que dans ces locutions : Au fur et à mesure, à fur et mesure, à fur et à mesure, c est à dire à mesure que ou de. On le paye à fur et mesure de l ouvrage. Au fur et à mesure que les marchandises arriveront. REMARQUE    1 …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Fur — Fur, a. Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade. [1913 Webster] {Fur seal} (Zo[ o]l.) one of several species of seals of the genera {Callorhinus} and {Arclocephalus}, inhabiting the North Pacific and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fur|ry — «FUR ee», adjective, ri|er, ri|est. 1. of fur; consisting of fur: »a little cat with a furry coat. 2. covered with fur; wearing fur: »a little furry animal. 3. soft like fur: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fur tv — Télé Poils est une série télévisée diffusée sur MTV Pulse sous le titre Fur Tv. Sommaire 1 Concept 2 Histoire 3 Personnages 4 Lien externe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fur TV — (Télé Poils en français) est une série télévisée anglaise diffusée sur MTV Pulse. Concept Cette émission, récompensée par la BBC, se présente comme une série télévisée où les marionnettes vivent dans le monde réel en harmonie avec les êtres… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fur|ri|er|y — «FUR ee uhr ee», noun, plural er|ies. 1. the business or work of a furrier. 2. furs. 3. a fur store …   Useful english dictionary

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