furred

adjective
\ ˈfərd How to pronounce furred (audio) \

Definition of furred

1 : lined, trimmed, or faced with fur
2 : coated as if with fur specifically : having a coating consisting chiefly of mucus and dead epithelial cells a furred tongue
3 : bearing or wearing fur
4 : provided with furring furred wall

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Examples of furred in a Sentence

a girl who loves all furred animals, from hamsters to bears
Recent Examples on the Web The ranch manages its lands for all its furred and feathered inhabitants, wild and domestic, that aren’t predators. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "LDS Church’s northern Utah ranch is proving to be a model for Western livestock grazing," 1 Oct. 2020 Winter, an 8-year-old white-furred cat with blue-green eyes, lived with her elderly owner. Kara Scannell, CNN, "This is what happens to the pets left behind when their owners die from coronavirus," 12 May 2020 But researchers report in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday that the swamp wallaby, a small, dark-furred creature, has an even more peculiar way of doing things. Veronique Greenwood, New York Times, "This Mom Is Still Pregnant. But She’s Already Having Another Baby.," 2 Mar. 2020 Information on the dark-furred rodents is limited because, contrary to popular belief, black squirrels aren’t a unique species. Benjamin Peters, cleveland.com, "Why are Kent’s black squirrels spreading across Northeast Ohio?," 11 July 2019 His then-assistant, aspiring screenwriter Byron Burton, came to him with the idea, and Ottman was skeptical that Beast, the bookish, blue-furred X-Man played by Nicholas Hoult could carry his own movie. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, "Longtime 'X-Men' Editor Shares His Abandoned 'Beast' Script," 14 June 2019 For ten years, Ellroy and Knode owned a red-furred bull terrier named Margaret, after his favourite British prime minister. The Economist, "James Ellroy finally has happiness in his sights," 8 June 2019 Hoult plays the blue-furred Beast in the X-Men movies and counts Mad Max: Fury Road and Rebel in the Rye amongst his credits. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, "Nicholas Hoult, Glen Powell and Miles Teller Frontrunners for Big 'Top Gun 2' Role (Exclusive)," 27 June 2018 The day featured visits with the farm's feathered and furred residents, food, vendors, early-season plants, a tag sale, a sound-healing workshop, a drum circle, and more. Melanie Savage, Courant Community, "Cold Spring Farm Hosts Earth Day Happenings," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of furred

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for furred

Middle English

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“Furred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furred. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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furred

adjective
\ ˈfərd How to pronounce furred (audio) \

Medical Definition of furred

: having a coating consisting chiefly of mucus and dead epithelial cells a furred tongue

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