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  1. nonresinous wood of a fir tree Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A genus (Abies) of coniferous trees, often of large size and elegant shape, some of them valued for their timber and others for their resin. The species are distinguished as the balsam fir, the silver fir, the red fir, etc. The Scotch fir is a Pinus. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Any of various cone-bearing evergreen trees, prized for resin and timber. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Abies. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. The name of several species of cone-bearing, resinous trees, valuable for their timber. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Name of several species of cone-bearing trees, or their wood. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. An evergreen tree of the pine family. firtree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The name of several species of cone-bearing trees, highly valued for their timber. Fir-poles, trunks of fir-trees used in rustic buildings and for scaffolding. Fir-wrought, timber planed on the sides and edges. Fir-framed, rough timber framed but not planed. Fir-in-bond, lintels, wall-plates, and all timbers built in walls. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A well-known kind of tree; fir-wood, the wood of the fir; common deal-board. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. the uniform rendering in the Authorized Version (marg. RSV, "cypress") of berosh ( 2 Samuel 6:5 ; 1 Kings 5:8 1 Kings 5:10 ; 1 Kings 6:15 1 Kings 6:34 ; 9:11 , etc.), a lofty tree ( Isaiah 55:13 ) growing on Lebanon ( 37:24 ). Its wood was used in making musical instruments and doors of houses, and for ceilings ( 2 Chronicles 3:5 ), the decks of ships ( Ezekiel 27:5 ), floorings and spear-shafts ( Nahum 2:3 , RSV). The true fir (abies) is not found in Palestine, but the pine tree, of which there are four species, is common. The precise kind of tree meant by the "green fir tree" ( Hosea 14:8 ) is uncertain. Some regard it as the sherbin tree, a cypress resembling the cedar; others, the Aleppo or maritime pine (Pinus halepensis), which resembles the Scotch fir; while others think that the "stone-pine" (Pinus pinea) is probably meant. (See PINE .) biblestudytools.com
  12. ( Isaiah 14:8 ; Ezekiel 27:5 ) etc. As the term "cedar" is in all probability applicable to more than one tree, so also "fir" in the Authorized Version represents probably one or other of the following trees: 1. Pinus sylvestris , or Scotch fir; 2. Larch; 3. Cupressus sempervirens , or cypress, all which are at this day found in the Lebanon. The wood of the fir was used for ship-building, ( Ezekiel 27:5 ) for musical instruments, ( 2 Samuel 6:5 ) for beams and rafters of houses, ( 1 Kings 5:8 1 Kings 5:10 ; 2 Chronicles 2:8 ) It was a tall evergreen tree of vigorous growth. biblestudytools.com
  13. 1. Finite Impulse Response (filter).2. Fast Infrared. Infrared standard from IrDA,part of IrDA Data. FIR supports synchronouscommunications at 4 Mbps (and 1.115 Mbps?), at a distance ofup to 1 metre. foldoc_fs
  14. f[.e]r, n. the name of several species of cone-bearing, resinous trees, valuable for their timber.--adj. FIR'RY, abounding in firs. [A.S. furh (wudu); cf. Ger. föhre.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. (Also f.-tree) kinds of coniferous tree (Scotch, Silver, Spruce, French.); their wood f.-apple, -ball, -cone, fruit of f.; f.-needle, its leaf. Hence firry a. [German] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Welsh] A resinous tree allied to the pines, and valued for its timber. It is highly combustible, and used for fuel—one species in Scotland being called candle fir. Cabinet Dictionary
  17. The tree of which dealboards are made. Complete Dictionary

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