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Definitions of fir

  1. any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Name of several species of cone-bearing trees, or their wood. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. An evergreen tree of the pine family. firtree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Usage examples for fir

  1. Behind the hut stood three old fir trees, with long, thick, unlopped branches. – Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  2. The young fir trees, covered with hoar frost, stood motionless, waiting to see which of them was to die. – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
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