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Meaning of "underfur" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNDERFUR

underfur  [ˈʌndəˌfɜː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNDERFUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Underfur is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES UNDERFUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Coat (animal)

Coat is the nature and quality of a mammal's pelage. It is important to the animal fancy in the judging of the animal, particularly at conformation dog shows, cat shows and horse shows. It may also be used as a standard to evaluate the quality of care and management used by the animal handler, such as in horse showmanship. The pelage of a show animal may be divided into different types of hair, fur or wool with a texture ranging from downy to spiky. In addition, the animal may be single-coated or may have a number of coats, such as an undercoat and a topcoat (made up of guard hairs (also called an outer coat or, sometimes, overcoat). The state of the coat is considered an indication of the animal's breeding and health. Animals might have different coat quality for different seasons. Normally, animals with fur or hair body coats may develop a thicker and/or longer winter coat in colder times of the year, which will shed out to a shorter, sleeker, summer coat as the days lengthen into spring and summer. This process may not occur in a noticeable fashion in climates that are warm year-round, though animals may nonetheless shed their coats periodically.

Definition of underfur in the English dictionary

The definition of underfur in the dictionary is the layer of dense soft fur occurring beneath the outer coarser fur in certain mammals, such as the otter and seal Also called: undercoat.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNDERFUR


antifur
ˌæntɪˈfɜː
coiffeur
kwɑːˈfɜː
coinfer
ˌkəʊɪnˈfɜː
confer
kənˈfɜː
cotransfer
kəʊˈtrænsfɜː
defer
dɪˈfɜː
fir
fɜː
fur
fɜː
furr
fɜː
infer
ɪnˈfɜː
misinfer
ˌmɪsɪnˈfɜː
misrefer
ˌmɪsrɪˈfɜː
prefer
prɪˈfɜː
reconfer
ˌriːkənˈfɜː
refer
rɪˈfɜː
retransfer
ˌriːtrænsˈfɜː
transfer
trænsˈfɜː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNDERFUR

underfed
underfeed
underfeeding
underfelt
underfinanced
underfloor
underflow
underfong
underfoot
underfulfil
underfulfilled
underfulfilling
underfund
underfunded
underfunding
undergarment
undergird
undergirt
underglaze
undergo

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNDERFUR

amateur
amour
Arthur
auteur
colour
Darfur
four
fun fur
furfur
honour
hour
humour
our
pour
retour
sense of humour
sulfur
Sur
tour
your

Synonyms and antonyms of underfur in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «underfur» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNDERFUR

Find out the translation of underfur to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of underfur from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «underfur» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

绒毛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

underfur
570 millions of speakers

English

underfur
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

underfur
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سفلي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подшерсток
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

underfur
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

underfur
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bourre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Underfur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

underfur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

下毛
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

underfur
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Underfur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

underfur
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

underfur
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Underfur
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

underfur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

underfur
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

underfur
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підшерсток
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

subpar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

underfur
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

underfur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ullhår
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

underfur
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of underfur

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNDERFUR»

The term «underfur» is normally little used and occupies the 148.783 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNDERFUR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «underfur» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «underfur» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about underfur

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNDERFUR»

Discover the use of underfur in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to underfur and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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New York Magazine
Approximate Cost of a Coat* Fur Characteristics and What to Look For Badger heavy, warm, durable; look for long silver-gray guard hairs over thick, soft underfur $ 5,000 (feathered) Beaver Sheared Unsheared plushy, soft texture; look for silky ...
2
Wild Pigs in the United States: Their History, Comparative ...
Curly, woollike underfur was found in known populations of wild boar, wild boar x feral hog hybrids, and feral hogs. None of the domestic swine examined had this hair type. All the wild boar examined had dense underfur, as did about 79.3% ...
John J. Mayer, I. Lehr Brisbin, 2008
3
Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
The outer protective layer consists of long, coarse guard hairs and the inner layer is composed of softer intermediate hairs or underfur. Polar bear, sea otter, and ota- rid guard hairs are medullated (having a sheath), whereas phocid and walrus ...
William F. Perrin, Bernd Wursig, J. G.M. Thewissen, 2009
4
New Zealand Journal of Zoology
Flg. 2 Horizontal section of skin from near mid flank of Hooker's sea lion pup, showing keratinised 'brush-end' roots of guard hairs; up to 4 underfur follicles are associated with each guard hair follicle (x 160). Ъ* _^П Flg. 3 and 4 (opposite ...
5
The Complete Book of Fly Tying
RABBIT: Used for their underfur, rabbit skins come in natural blue/gray, black, brown, and white. Natural white is dyed various shades. It is used mostly for the bodies of wet flies. RACCOON: The underfur isalight brown, often bleached to ...
Eric Leiser, 2013
6
Mammals of California and Its Coastal Waters
Length, males up to 7 or 8 feet, females up to 6 feet; weight of males up to 1,000 pounds, and females up to 600 pounds ; males dark brown, females are often light brown or tan ; no underfur ; adult male with protruding crest on the forehead  ...
Lloyd Glenn Ingles, 1954
7
Tying Trout Flies
Typical methods are to hand strip the feather, removing the fibers, a few at a time, from each side of REMOVING UNDERFUR – Most fur has a fuzzy, finer, shorter underfur. If you are making dubbing, you may wish to keep this underfur, since it ...
Pfeiffer, 2011
8
The Big Book of Fly Fishing Tips & Tricks: 501 Strategies, ...
The moustache comb is ideaI, not onIy for removing the underfur before tying with the guard hairs (bucktaiI streamers, deer body fur bass bugs, etc.), but aIso to coIIect underfur to use for dubbing. You can use underfur Iike this by itseIf for ...
C. Boyd Pfeiffer, 2013
9
Complete Photo Guide to Fly Tying: 300 Tips, Techniques and ...
23COMBING OUT UNDERFUR Use a moustache comb, available from any drug store, to comb out the underfur of deer hair and other natural furs from which you want the underfur removed. The moustache comb is ideal, not only for removing ...
C. Boyd Pfeiffer, 2005
10
Poul Jorgensen's Book of Fly Tying: A Guide to Flies for All ...
... prewaxed 6/0 BODY: Brown Seal-Ex dubbing (#123) overwound with silver wire inside clear Larva Lace tinted pale brown with waterproof marking pen THORAX, LEGS: Well-marked guard hairs with underfur from the back of a brown rabbit ...
Poul Jorgensen, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNDERFUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term underfur is used in the context of the following news items.
1
How the fox has adapted to city life
The arctic fox is the best insulated animal on Earth due to its warm underfur making up 70% of its coat and furry feet soles, whereas the Fennec fox which lives ... «The Visitor, Jul 15»
2
Elephant seals often go without breathing for 10 or 15 minutes
Those long, waterproof hairs and soft underfur trap air, keeping their skin dry and insulating them against the cold water. Sea otters are creatures of the surface, ... «The San Luis Obispo Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Lion among 23000 species threatened with extinction …
That, however, is still 10 times fewer than before humans started hunting the seal for its dense, luxurious underfur, IUCN said. Trade in lion bones. A female lynx ... «Phys.Org, Jun 15»
4
Where the US Government Keeps Confiscated Animal Parts
We examine luxurious scarves made from the underfur of Tibetan antelopes, which can sell for $5,000, or more if embroidered. It is unbelievably soft. Making ... «Newsweek, Feb 15»
5
Resurgence of otter population continues in NH
Their coats consist of two kinds of fur -- a dense, short, oily underfur and long, shiny guardhairs. Streamlined for swimming, with cylindrical bodies and long, ... «WMUR Manchester, Jan 15»
6
Students learn to spin Qiviut in Deering
If an elementary school boy was fascinated by the process of turning muskox underfur into yarn, I figured it had to be good. Downstairs, fueled by chocolate cake ... «The Arctic Sounder, Oct 14»
7
Muskox Killed in Wales While Attacking Dog
She said her mom collected some tufts of the animal's underfur—the highly-prized qiviut—and her dad has plans for the bull's horns. “My dad's going to cut off ... «Alaska Public Radio Network, Aug 14»
8
Reading the North: Wily ways of mountain goats, beluga whales
This outer pelage of 5- to 7-inch-long guard hair sheds wind and snow and protects a dense insulating mantle of underfur (goats patented the concept of ... «Anchorage Daily News, Jul 14»
9
Connecticut A Player In Global Fur Trade
Beaver, whose soft underfur was used for felt hats during the 17th century, were trapped out of Connecticut by the late 1600s. The toothy rodents were ... «Hartford Courant, Apr 14»
10
Shahtoosh: Vanity quite unfair
Shahtoosh, or the 'king of fine wools' in Persian, is the fine, natural fibre that forms the underfur of the Tibetan Antelope's winter coat, commonly known as Chiru, ... «The Express Tribune, Feb 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Underfur [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/underfur>. Oct 2019 ».
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