Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Fur refers to the body hair of non-human mammals; it is also a common slang term for human pubic hair.
Fur may also refer to:
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (also known simply as Fur) is a 2006 film starring Nicole Kidman as iconic American photographer Diane Arbus, who was known for her strange, disturbing images.
Fur (Archie Bronson Outfit album)
Fur is the debut full-length album by London-based band Archie Bronson Outfit. It was released on 26 July 2004.
Für is a Hungarian surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Anikó Für (born 1964), Hungarian actress
- Emil Für, Hungarian artist
- Lajos Für (1930–2013), Hungarian politician and historian
Fur is a surname that is a common among some Ashkenazi Jews, originating in Russia. Most of their descendants live in the United States and Argentina.
Fur (alternative older spelling Fuur) is a small Danish island in the Limfjord at the northern tip of the Salling peninsula. Fur has under 900 inhabitants. The island covers an area of 22 km². It is located at .
The island is linked to the mainland through a 24-hour ferry, the Sleipner-Fur ferry, sailing from Branden. The crossing of the Fursund takes 3–4 minutes.
The island is renowned for its deposits of diatomite, known in Danish as moler which is used for cat litter. Fossil hunting is a popular activity on the island, and the fossils one can find in the moler can be more than 55 million years old. Fur museum on the island features exhibits relating to the island, particularly fossils.
In 2010, readers of the Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad voted for "Denmark's most wonderful island" and chose Fur ahead of Læsø and Ærø.
Fur is part of Skive municipality.
geological layers.jpg|Image showing the distinct geological layers. layers 2.jpg|An inland location. cliffs.jpg|These cliffs of Fur have been a rich source of fossils. Central Jutland location map (ca).svg|Fur’s location.
Fur (Jane Wiedlin album)
Fur is the second album by American singer Jane Wiedlin, released in 1988. The songs " Rush Hour" and " Inside a Dream" were released as singles and both charted on the Billboard Hot 100. The album has a slick, contemporary production, with mainly programmed music complemented by electric guitar and some horns.
The album was written over a period of two years, following the lukewarm response to previous album Jane Wiedlin and her subsequent foray into acting.
Fur reached No. 105 on the US Billboard 200 and spent 21 weeks on the chart.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fur \Fur\ (f[^u]r), n. [OE. furre, OF. forre, fuerre, sheath, case, of German origin; cf. OHG. fuotar lining, case, G. futter; akin to Icel. f[=o][eth]r lining, Goth. f[=o]dr, scabbard; cf. Skr. p[=a]tra vessel, dish. The German and Icel. words also have the sense, fodder, but this was probably a different word originally. Cf. Fodder food, Fother, v. t., Forel, n.]
The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is longer and coarser.
The skins of certain wild animals with the fur; peltry; as, a cargo of furs.
Strips of dressed skins with fur, used on garments for warmth or for ornament.
pl. Articles of clothing made of fur; as, a set of furs for a lady (a collar, tippet, or cape, muff, etc.).
Wrapped up in my furs.
--Lady M. W. Montagu.
Any coating considered as resembling fur; as:
A coat of morbid matter collected on the tongue in persons affected with fever.
The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.
The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water.
(Her.) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. There are nine in all, or, according to some writers, only six.
Fur \Fur\, a. Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade.
Fur seal (Zo["o]l.) one of several species of seals of the genera Callorhinus and Arclocephalus, inhabiting the North Pacific and the Antarctic oceans. They have a coat of fine and soft fur which is highly prized. The northern fur seal ( Callorhinus ursinus) breeds in vast numbers on the Prybilov Islands, off the coast of Alaska; -- called also sea bear.
Fur \Fur\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Furred; p. pr. & vb. n. Furring.]
To line, face, or cover with fur; as, furred robes. ``You fur your gloves with reason.''
To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue.
(Arch.) 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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c. "trimming or lining of a garment" (implied c.1300 in surname Furhode "fur hood"), probably from Old French forrer, fourrer "cover with fur, line (clothing)," in general "to cover, fill with," from fuerre "sheath, scabbard" (via notion of "covering"), from Frankish *fodr or another Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *fodram "sheath" (cognates: Old Frisian foder "coat lining," Old High German fotar "a lining," German Futter, Gothic fodr "sword sheath"), from PIE root *pa- "to protect, feed" (see food (n.)).\n
\nFirst applied c.1400 to the hairy pelt of an animal, whether still on the animal or not. The Old French noun might have had the sense "hide, fur, pelt" (and thus might serve as the immediate source of the English noun), but this is not attested. Absent this, the sense transfer from the lining to the material that goes to make it probably happened in English. As an adjective from 1590s.\nI'le make the fur Flie 'bout the eares of the old Cur. [Butler, "Hudibras," 1663]
c.1300 (implied in furred), from fur (n.) or Old French fourrer "to line." Related: Furring.
n. 1 Hairy coat of various mammal species, ''especially:'' when fine, soft and thick. 2 hairy skin of an animal processed into clothing for humans. 3 A pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel. 4 A coating, lining resembling fur in function and/or appearance. 5 # A thick pile of fabric. 6 # The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach. 7 # The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water. 8 # The layer of epithelial debris on a tongue. 9 (context heraldry English) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. 10 A furry; a member of the furry subculture. 11 (context vulgar slang English) pubic hair. 12 (context vulgar slang English) sexual attractiveness. vb. (context transitive English) To cover with fur.
Usage examples of "fur".
When he was ready to break camp, Ace decided to ride along the river until he came to a fur post.
Transport aircraft land daily on our airfield bringing fur clothing, skis, sledges and other things.
Figuring that the greeting was going to go on for a little while longer, Ake skirted the roiling mass of dog fur and confusion and approached Skerchock.
Eight wore the skins typical of the Akka people, furs and hides sewn into clothing.
To the left of the door were leather cases, piled one upon the other, a set of fur leg wrappings astand beside the cases, as though recently left.
It was as if a man had traveled the centuries from Warm-times, wrapped himself in fur, taken up javelins and atlatl, and filed his teeth.
Regis threw a furred bedgown about his shoulders and went to see what it was.
She longed to bury her face and hands in their fur, feel their raspy tongues on her cheeks and fingersor flippers as the case might behear their thundering purrs or even their disdainful scolding.
Twango himself, who came carefully across the garden, wearing his black gown and a bicorn hat of black fur to guard his head against the bite of the morning chill.
He was furred like one of the improbable animals in the bestiary, but there was no blemish on his chest.
Furs unpacked, there stalked among the tents great sachems glorious in robes of painted buckskin garnished with wampum, Indian children stark naked, young braves flaunting and boastful, wearing headdresses with strings of eagle quills reaching to the ground, each quill signifying an enemy taken.
The barge and the false rendezvous was the ruse by which we secured the Terran Colonel Bogey fur the sport.
We had heavy furs to keep us safe from the cold, and a thick woven rug to throw over Bor, as well as a sack of oats to feed him with, and dried meat and bread and beer for us.
His elven blade was sheathed at his side, his left hand carried a spear, and both riders wore helm and byrnie under their furs.
He and his companion busked themselves, putting on helm and byrnie, with furs above against the tearing cold.