Definition of fur noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fɜː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɜːr//
    Parts of animals
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  1. 1  [uncountable] the soft thick mass of hair that grows on the body of some animals The cat carefully licked its fur. See related entries: Parts of animals
  2. 2   [uncountable] the skin of an animal with the fur still on it, used especially for making clothes a fur coat the fur trade a fur farm (= where animals are bred and killed for their fur) The animal is hunted for its fur. fur-lined gloves
  3. 3   [uncountable] an artificial material that looks and feels like fur
  4. 4   [countable] a piece of clothing, especially a coat or jacket, made of real or artificial fur elegant ladies in furs
  5. 5(British English) = scale
  6. 6[uncountable] a greyish-white layer that forms on a person’s tongue, especially when they are ill/sick
  7. see also furred
    Word OriginMiddle English (as a verb): from Old French forrer ‘to line, sheathe’, from forre ‘sheath’, of Germanic origin.Extra examples She was wearing her fur. The cat’s fur was matted with blood. The coat was orange with a fur trim. a cloak lined with fur a collar of fur elegant women in furs
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