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Definition of Fur


  1. The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is longer and coarser.
  2. The skins of certain wild animals with the fur; peltry; as, a cargo of furs.
  3. Strips of dressed skins with fur, used on garments for warmth or for ornament.
  4. Articles of clothing made of fur; as, a set of furs for a lady (a collar, tippet, or cape, muff, etc.).
  5. Any coating considered as resembling fur
  6. A coat of morbid matter collected on the tongue in persons affected with fever.
  7. The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.
  8. The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water.
  9. One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. There are nine in all, or, according to some writers, only six.
  10. Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade.
  11. To line, face, or cover with fur; as, furred robes.
  12. To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue.
  13. To nail small strips of board or larger scantling upon, in order to make a level surface for lathing or boarding, or to provide for a space or interval back of the plastered or boarded surface, as inside an outer wall, by way of protection against damp.

Fur Quotations

In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.
Karl Lagerfeld

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?
Jean Paul

The raccoons, foxes, beavers, chinchillas, minks, rabbits, and yes, sometimes even dogs and cats that are killed for fur are not very different from your beloved dog or cat. They all have eyes, ears and hearts. They all experience pain when they are physically maimed. They shake with fear when they experience terror.
Jane Velez-Mitchell

I've got four roommates and they all have fur and tails.
Kate Walsh

We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
William Ralph Inge
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Fur Translations

fur in Danish is skind, pels
fur in Dutch is aanzetten
fur in Finnish is turkis, talja
fur in French is peau, fourrure
fur in German is Pelz
fur in Italian is pelle, pelliccia
fur in Norwegian is tungebelegg, pels
fur in Portuguese is pele
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