fur: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fûr), [key]
— n., adj., v., furred, fur•ring.
  1. the fine, soft, thick, hairy coat of the skin of a mammal.
  2. the skin of certain animals, as the sable, ermine, or beaver, covered with such a coat, used for lining, trimming, or making garments.
  3. a garment made of fur.
  4. any coating resembling or suggesting fur, as certain matter on the tongue.
  5. any conventional representation of a fur, as ermine, vair, potent, or their variations.
  6. When the kids got mad they really made the fur fly.
    1. to cause a scene or disturbance, esp. of a violent nature; make trouble:When the kids got mad they really made the fur fly.
    2. to do things quickly:She always makes the fur fly when she types.
  1. of or pertaining to fur, animal skins, dressed pelts, etc.: a fur coat; a fur trader.
  1. to line, face, or trim, with fur, as a garment.
  2. to apply furring to (a wall, ceiling, etc.).
  3. to clothe (a person) with fur.
  4. to coat with foul or deposited matter.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. furlong; furlongs.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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