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FUR (furred, furring)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fur mean? 

FUR (noun)
  The noun FUR has 3 senses:

1. the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
2. dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
3. a garment made of the dressed hairy coat of a mammal

  Familiarity information: FUR used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FUR (noun)


Sense 1fur [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The dressed hairy coat of a mammal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

fur; pelt

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

animal skin (the outer covering of an animal)

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

seal; sealskin (the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal)

sable (the expensive dark brown fur of the marten)

raccoon (the fur of the North American racoon)

otter (the fur of an otter)

muskrat; muskrat fur (the brown fur of a muskrat)

mink (the expensive fur of a mink)

leopard (the pelt of a leopard)

lapin; rabbit (the fur of a rabbit)

lambskin (the skin of a lamb with the wool still on)

fox (the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox)

ermine (the expensive white fur of the ermine)

chinchilla (the expensive silvery grey fur of the chinchilla)

beaver; beaver fur (the soft brown fur of the beaver)

bearskin (the pelt of a bear (sometimes used as a rug))

astrakhan (the fur of young lambs)

squirrel (the fur of a squirrel)


Sense 2fur [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

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

coat; pelage (growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal)

Meronyms (parts of "fur"):

guard hair (coarse hairs that form the outer fur and protect the underfur of certain mammals)

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

undercoat; underfur (thick soft fur lying beneath the longer and coarser guard hair)


Sense 3fur [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A garment made of the dressed hairy coat of a mammal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

garment (an article of clothing)


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