Fur


Fur
Fur 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 sense, fodder, but this was probably a different word originally. Cf. {Fodder} food, {Fother}, v. t., {Forel}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is longer and coarser. [1913 Webster]

2. The skins of certain wild animals with the fur; peltry; as, a cargo of furs. [1913 Webster]

3. Strips of dressed skins with fur, used on garments for warmth or for ornament. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. Articles of clothing made of fur; as, a set of furs for a lady (a collar, tippet, or cape, muff, etc.). [1913 Webster]

Wrapped up in my furs. --Lady M. W. Montagu. [1913 Webster]

5. Any coating considered as resembling fur; as: (a) A coat of morbid matter collected on the tongue in persons affected with fever. (b) The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach. (c) The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water. [1913 Webster]

6. (Her.) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. There are nine in all, or, according to some writers, only six. --See Tincture. [1913 Webster]


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