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BUR (burred, burring)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bur mean? 

BUR (noun)
  The noun BUR has 2 senses:

1. seed vessel having hooks or prickles
2. small bit used in dentistry or surgery

  Familiarity information: BUR used as a noun is rare.


BUR (verb)
  The verb BUR has 1 sense:

1. remove the burrs from

  Familiarity information: BUR used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BUR (noun)


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Meaning:

Seed vessel having hooks or prickles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

bur; burr

Hypernyms ("bur" is a kind of...):

pericarp; seed vessel (the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bur"):

beggar-ticks; Spanish needles (the seed of bur marigolds)


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Meaning:

Small bit used in dentistry or surgery

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bur; burr

Hypernyms ("bur" is a kind of...):

bit (the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press)

Holonyms ("bur" is a part of...):

burr drill; dentist's drill (a high speed drill that dentists use to cut into teeth)


BUR (verb)


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Meaning:

Remove the burrs from

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

bur; burr

Hypernyms (to "bur" is one way to...):

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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