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Furl definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FURL, v.t.
To draw up; to contract; to wrap or roll a sail close to the yard, stay or mast, and fasten it by a gasket or cord.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: form into a cylinder by rolling; "Roll up the cloth" [syn: roll up, furl]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: Anglo-French ferlier to fasten, from fer, ferm tight (from Latin firmus firm) + lier to tie, from Latin ligare more at ligature Date: 1556 transitive verb to wrap or roll (as a sail or a flag) close to or around something intransitive verb to curl or fold as in being furled II. noun Date: 1643 1. a furled coil 2. the act of furling

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. 1 tr. roll up and secure (a sail, umbrella, flag, etc.). 2 intr. become furled. 3 tr. a close (a fan). b fold up (wings). c draw away (a curtain). d relinquish (hopes). Derivatives: furlable adj. Etymology: F ferler f. OF fer(m) FIRM(1) + lier bind f. L ligare

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Furl Furl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Furld; p. pr. & vb. n. Furling.] [Contr. fr. furdle, fr. fardel bundle: cf. F. ferler to furl, OF. fardeler to pack. See Furdle, Fardel, and cf. Farl.] To draw up or gather into close compass; to wrap or roll, as a sail, close to the yard, stay, or mast, or, as a flag, close to or around its staff, securing it there by a gasket or line. Totten.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(furls, furling, furled) When you furl something made of fabric such as an umbrella, sail, or flag, you roll or fold it up because it is not going to be used. An attempt was made to furl the headsail. ...a furled umbrella. VERB: V n, V-ed

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Fold up, wrap up, roll up, fold, take in, haul in.



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