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1. burr

noun. ['ˈbɝː'] seed vessel having hooks or prickles.

Synonyms

  • Spanish needles
  • seed vessel
  • beggar-ticks
  • pericarp

Antonyms

  • string
  • bridle
  • kern
  • muzzle

Etymology

  • burl (English)
  • burle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burre (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Burr

  • entrepreneur
  • restauranteur
  • restaurateur
  • transfer
  • saboteur
  • redifer
  • francoeur
  • connoisseur
  • reoccur
  • ramseur
  • prefer
  • monsieur
  • lefleur
  • lafleur
  • defleur
  • credeur
  • confer
  • concur
  • refer
  • recur
  • oclair
  • o'clair
  • mcgirr
  • mccur
  • liqueur
  • inter
  • infer
  • incur
  • esquer
  • dufur

Example sentences of the word burr


1. Noun, singular or mass
Sliding it off the edge of the stone will help raise the burr.

2. cockle-burr

noun. any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium having spiny burrs.

Synonyms

  • weed
  • genus Xanthium
  • cockle-bur
  • Xanthium
  • cocklebur

3. burr-headed

adjective. having a head of straight hair cut very short (hence bristly).

Antonyms

  • unoriented

4. burr

noun. ['ˈbɝː'] rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting.

Antonyms

  • fuse

Etymology

  • burl (English)
  • burle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burre (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. burr

noun. ['ˈbɝː'] small bit used in dentistry or surgery.

Synonyms

  • burr drill
  • bit
  • dentist's drill

Antonyms

  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle
  • charge

Etymology

  • burl (English)
  • burle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burre (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. burr

verb. ['ˈbɝː'] remove the burrs from.

Synonyms

  • remove
  • withdraw
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • appear
  • stay in place
  • advance

Etymology

  • burl (English)
  • burle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burre (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. burr

noun. ['ˈbɝː'] rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece.

Antonyms

  • calcify

Etymology

  • burl (English)
  • burle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • burre (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. Burr

noun. United States politician who served as vice president under Jefferson; he mortally wounded his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel and fled south (1756-1836).

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