Fur - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɜːr|  American pronunciation of the word fur
Brit.  |fɜː|  British pronunciation of the word fur


- the dressed hairy coat of a mammal (syn: pelt)
- dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
- a garment made of animal pelts or synthetic fur


The cat has black-and-white fur.

The rabbit's fur is soft.

Her gloves are lined with fur.

He made his fortune trading furs in the 17th century.

Her new fur is a full-length mink coat.

a teddy bear with soft fur

All the cats are covered with short stiff hair instead of fur.

Her tongue had a whitish fur on it.

The water furs every thing in which it is kept.

Lady Yolanda was swathed in elegant furs.

a ban on fur farming (=keeping and killing animals for their fur)

a pair of gloves trimmed with fake fur

Symptoms include dry lips and a furred tongue.

The water here is so hard that all the pans fur up after a single use.

Word forms

singular: fur
plural: furs
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