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fur definition

Overview

This page has 33 definitions of fur with English translations in 11 languages. Fur is a symbol, noun, verb, conjunction and preposition. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: Fur, fúr, fûr, für, and fur.

Translingual fur definition

Symbol

fur

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Friulian.

English fur definition

Furs (pelts)

Etymology 1

From Middle English furre, forre, from Anglo-Norman forre, fuerre (a case; sheath), from Frankish *fōdar, from Proto-West Germanic *fōdr, from Proto-Germanic *fōdrą (sheath) (compare Old English fōdor (sheaf), Dutch voering (lining), German Futter (lining), Gothic 𐍆𐍉𐌳𐍂 (fōdr, sheath)), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂-, *poh₂- (to protect) (compare Lithuanian piemuō (protection), Ancient Greek πῶυ (pôu, flock), πῶμα (pôma, lid), ποιμήν (poimḗn, shepherd), Old Armenian հաւրան (hawran, herd, flock), Northern Kurdish pawan (to watch over), Sanskrit पाति (pāti, he watches, protects).

The verb is from Middle English furren, from Anglo-Norman furrer, forrer, fourrer (to line, stuff, fill), from the noun.

Pronunciation

Noun

fur (countable and uncountable, plural furs)

  1. The hairy coat of various mammal species, especially when fine, soft and thick.
  2. The hairy skin of an animal processed into clothing for humans.
  3. A pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel.
  4. A coating, lining resembling fur in function and/or appearance.
    1. A thick pile of fabric.
    2. The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.
    3. The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water.
    4. The layer of epithelial debris on a tongue.
  5. (heraldry) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures.
  6. (hunting, uncountable) Rabbits and hares, as opposed to partridges and pheasants (called feathers).
  7. A furry; a member of the furry subculture.
    • 2006, Shari Caudron, Who Are You People?:
      "You want to know what brings furries together?" she asks. "Furs are here because they don't fit in anywhere else. For real furs, this is the only place they feel comfortable."
  8. (vulgar, slang) Pubic hair.
  9. (vulgar, slang) Sexual attractiveness.
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Verb

fur (third-person singular simple present furs, present participle furring, simple past and past participle furred)

  1. (transitive) To cover with fur or a fur-like coating.
  2. (intransitive) To become covered with fur or a fur-like coating.
    • 2015, Tom Michell, The Penguin Lessons:
      The college water supply was practically undrinkable because of its salinity and the pipes furred up so rapidly that they had to be replaced every few years.
  3. (transitive, construction) To level a surface by applying furring to it.
    Synonym: fur out
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Etymology 2

Conjunction

fur

  1. Pronunciation spelling of for.

Preposition

fur

  1. Pronunciation spelling of for.

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Aromanian fur definition

Etymology 1

From Vulgar Latin fūrō, from Latin fūror. Compare Romanian fura, fur.

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Verb

fur (third-person singular present indicative furã, past participle furatã)

  1. I steal.
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Etymology 2

From Latin fūr. Compare archaic Daco-Romanian fur.

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Noun

fur m (plural furi)

  1. thief, robber
Synonyms
  • furcudar, haramiu, chisãgi, caceac

Catalan fur definition

Etymology

From Old Catalan for, from Latin forum. Doublet of fòrum, a learned borrowing.

Pronunciation

Noun

fur m (plural furs)

  1. (law) fuero

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Dalmatian fur definition

Verb

fur

  1. Alternative form of facro

Conjugation


French fur definition

Etymology

From Latin forum.

Pronunciation

Noun

fur m (plural not attested)

  1. Only used in au fur et à mesure (to an equitable extent)

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Latin fur definition

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *fōr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰṓr, from the root *bʰer- (to carry) (see ferō). Cognate with Ancient Greek φώρ (phṓr).

Pronunciation

Noun

fūr m or f (genitive fūris); third declension

  1. A thief

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fūr fūrēs
Genitive fūris fūrum
Dative fūrī fūribus
Accusative fūrem fūrēs
Ablative fūre fūribus
Vocative fūr fūrēs

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Descendants

References

  • fur”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fur”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fur in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • fur in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • fur”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Old Dutch fur definition

Alternative forms

Preposition

fur

  1. for

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Polish fur definition

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fur/
  • Rhymes: -ur
  • Syllabification: fur

Noun

fur f

  1. genitive plural of fura

Romanian fur definition

Etymology

From Latin fūr, from Proto-Italic *fōr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰṓr, from the root *bʰer- (to carry).

Pronunciation

Verb

fur

  1. first-person singular present indicative/subjunctive of fura

Noun

fur m (plural furi)

  1. (archaic) thief

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Somali fur definition

Verb

fur

  1. open

Swedish fur definition

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Pronunciation

Noun

fur c (uncountable)

  1. pinewood
  2. (archaic) pine tree (in some areas chiefly about old trees)

Synonyms

  • (wood): furu
  • (tree): tall (if a distinction is made between this and "fur", this will be used about younger trees), fura

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Welsh fur definition

Pronunciation

Noun

fur

  1. Soft mutation of mur.

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
mur fur unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.