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furred

[furd] /fɜrd/
adjective
1.
having fur.
2.
made with or of fur, as garments.
3.
clad in fur or furs, as persons:
elegantly furred in chinchilla.
4.
coated with matter, as the tongue.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see fur, -ed3
Related forms
unfurred, adjective

fur

[fur] /fɜr/
noun
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.
Heraldry. any conventional representation of a fur, as ermine, vair, potent, or their variations.
adjective
6.
of or pertaining to fur, animal skins, dressed pelts, etc.:
a fur coat; a fur trader.
verb (used with object), furred, furring.
7.
to line, face, or trim, with fur, as a garment.
8.
Building Trades. to apply furring to (a wall, ceiling, etc.).
9.
to clothe (a person) with fur.
10.
to coat with foul or deposited matter.
Idioms
11.
make the fur fly,
  1. to cause a scene or disturbance, especially 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.
Origin
1300-50; Middle English furre (noun), derivative of furren to trim with fur < Anglo-French furrer, Old French fo(u)rrer orig. to encase, derivative of fuerre sheath < Germanic; akin to Old English fōdder case, sheath, Old Norse fōthr, Greek pṓma
Related forms
furless, adjective
Can be confused
fir, fur.
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Examples for furred
  • Elephant shrews are divided into two categories: giant elephant shrews and small, soft furred elephant shrews.
  • His nine-year-old, silver-furred friend was suffering from kidney failure and he likely needed a pricey kidney transplant.
  • The heavily furred interfemoral membrane is extended.
  • Their stature is relatively low to the ground, with short legs, small ears and a well-furred tail.
  • No piping shall be buried, furred in, or concealed before being inspected and tested.
  • Squirrels are distinguished from all other rodents by their thickly furred bushy tails.
  • Unlike rabbits, hares are born fully furred with eyes open and can walk by the time their fur is dry.
  • The tail is relatively short, moderately furred and somewhat yellowish.
  • The color of the densely furred coat is a rich chocolate brown with whitish underparts.
  • After a week, they become completely furred and their eyes and ears open.
British Dictionary definitions for furred

furred

/fɜːd/
adjective
1.
made of, lined with, or covered in fur
2.
wearing fur
3.
(of animals) having fur
4.
another word for furry (sense 4)
5.
Also furry. provided with furring strips
6.
(of a pipe, kettle, etc) lined with hard lime or other salts deposited from water

fur

/fɜː/
noun
1.
the dense coat of fine silky hairs on such mammals as the cat, seal, and mink
2.
  1. the dressed skin of certain fur-bearing animals, with the hair left on
  2. (as modifier) a fur coat
3.
a garment made of fur, such as a coat or stole
4.
  1. a pile fabric made in imitation of animal fur
  2. a garment made from such a fabric
5.
(heraldry) any of various stylized representations of animal pelts or their tinctures, esp ermine or vair, used in coats of arms
6.
(informal) a whitish coating of cellular debris on the tongue, caused by excessive smoking, an upset stomach, etc
7.
(Brit) a whitish-grey deposit consisting chiefly of calcium carbonate precipitated from hard water onto the insides of pipes, boilers, and kettles
8.
make the fur fly, to cause a scene or disturbance
verb furs, furring, furred
9.
(transitive) to line or trim a garment, etc, with fur
10.
(often foll by up) to cover or become covered with a furlike lining or deposit
11.
(transitive) to clothe (a person) in a fur garment or garments
Derived Forms
furless, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French forrer to line a garment, from fuerre sheath, of Germanic origin; related to Old English fōdder case, Old Frisian fōder coat lining
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Word Origin and History for furred

fur

n.

late 14c. "trimming or lining of a garment" (implied c.1300 in surname Furhode "fur hood"), probably from Old French fourrer "to line, sheathe," from fuerre "sheath, covering," from Frankish *fodr or another Germanic source (cf. Old Frisian foder "coat lining," Old High German fotar "a lining," German Futter, Gothic fodr "sword sheath"), from Proto-Germanic *fodram "sheath."

Sense transferred in English from the notion of a lining to the thing used in it. First applied early 15c. to animal hair still on the animal.

I'le make the fur Flie 'bout the eares of the old Cur. [Butler, "Hudibras," 1663]
As a verb, from c.1300, from Old French fourrer. Related: Furred; furring.

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Slang definitions & phrases for furred

fur

noun
  1. The vulva; pubic hair (1893+) vfurburgerx
  2. The vulva
  3. A very attractive woman; eatin' stuff (1960s+ College students)

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Encyclopedia Article for furred

fur

fine, soft, hairy covering or coat of mammals that has been important to humankind throughout history, chiefly for warmth but also for decorative and other purposes.

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