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

Examples of furred in a Sentence

a girl who loves all furred animals, from hamsters to bears
Recent Examples on the Web The ladybug begins life as a spiky black crawler; the garden tiger moth starts out life as an extravagantly furred caterpillar. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 31 Aug. 2023 Many furred mammals have apocrine glands, including camels and donkeys, as well as chimpanzees. Jeff Goodell, Time, 6 July 2023 The titular character is no longer merely a greedy, green-furred and Santa-suited thief. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 29 Nov. 2022 Siamangs are black-furred, tree-dwelling primates found throughout the forests of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, according to the Smithsonian National Zoo. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 14 Aug. 2022 The hybrid is a short-furred bear that is more adept at handling hot temperatures than the grizzly. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 1 June 2022 Doosan Digital Innovation is selling NFTs of the team's players and blue-furred bear mascot. Brian Jackson, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 The moth was female, her furred body already heavy with eggs. Jackie Polzin, Star Tribune, 6 July 2021 News reports showed photographs of Lady Gaga’s bodyguard picking up the black-furred dog at the Hollywood Police station. Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History


Middle English

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of furred was in the 14th century

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“Furred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furred. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition


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

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