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Definition of the noun burr

What does burr mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: burrs

  1. seed vessel having hooks or prickles
  2. rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: projection = any structure that branches out from a central support
  3. 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)
  4. rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: power tool = a tool driven by a motor
  5. small bit used in dentistry or surgery
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of burr: bur
    • more generic word: bit = the cutting part of a drill
    • part of: burr drill / dentist's drill = a high speed drill that dentists use to cut into teeth

Alternative definition of the noun burr


  1. A sharp, pointy object, such as a sliver or splinter.
  2. A bur; a seed pod with sharp features that stick in fur or clothing.
  3. A small piece of material left on an edge after a cutting operation.
  4. A rough humming sound.
  5. A rolled "r".
  6. [obsolete] A metal ring at the top of the hand-rest on a spear.

Definition of the verb burr

What does burr mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: burred | burring | burrs

  1. remove the burrs from
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of burr: bur
    • more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Alternative definition of the verb burr


  1. [transitive] To pronounce with a rolled "r".
  2. [intransitive] To make a rough humming sound.


  1. Burr is a village in Otoe County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 57 at the 2010 census.
  2. Burr is an unincorporated community south of Humboldt, Saskatchewan.
  3. Burr a.k.a. Burr, Texas: Burr, also known as Lawson's Corner or Kriegel Switch, is an Unincorporated community in eastern Wharton County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The small community is situated on Farm to Market Road 1301 to the east of the county seat at Wharton. The settlement was first established just prior to the American Civil War when two plantations were set up in the area. In the 1890s it was a thriving community but by the 1940s it had begun to dwindle. In 2013 there were a few businesses and a number homes and farms in the area.
  4. Burr a.k.a. Burr, West Virginia: Burr is an unincorporated community in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, United States. Burr is 7.5 miles southeast of Hillsboro.

There are other places with in their name, like Burr Oak, Burr Hill, Burr Ridge, Mount Burr and Burr Oak Township.


Who is Burr?

Burr: Brent Robert Ross ,also known as Burr, was born on August 13th, 1993 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to James and Angela Ross. He had a twin brother that passed away a few months after birth due to the diseases Sepsis and Pneumonia. His parents were soon convicted of child abuse and drug use and they served 12 years in prison. Brent and his older brother Brandon Ross were raised by their father's parents since Brent was 4 months old. They lived in Kent, Washington until Burr was in the 1st grade, then they moved to Graham, Washington. Brent excelled through school as an honors student. He got the president's award for academic achievement when he graduated the 6th grade. At the end of 7th grade his father passed away due to Hardening of the Arteries. Now Brent is 15 years old and still residing in Washington State with his brother and grandparents.


  1. Burr is a fictional character in the 1984 comedy crime film Johnny Dangerously.
  2. Burr is a fictional character from a 2013 film Blood in the Grass.

There are other characters with in their name, like Bill Burr, Aaron Burr and Burr Redding.


"Burr", by Gore Vidal, is a historical novel that challenges the traditional founding-fathers iconography of United States history, by means of a narrative that includes a fictional memoir, by Aaron Burr, in representing the people, politics, and events of the U.S. in the early nineteenth century.

  • also known as "Burr (Modern Library)"
  • language: English Language
  • genres: History, Historical novel
  • subject: United States of America
  • released in (43 years ago)
  • award: - National Book Award for Fiction nomination for Gore Vidal


  1. Burr: A burr is a raised edge or small pieces of material remaining attached to a workpiece after a modification process.
  2. Burr a.k.a. Bur: A bur is a seed or dry fruit or infructescence that has hooks or teeth.
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  3. Burr: Burrs are small cutting tools used in die grinders, rotary tools, or dental drills. The name may be considered appropriate when their small-sized head is compared to a bur or their teeth are compared to a metal burr.
  4. Burr is a website.

Phrases with Burr

Phrases starting with the word Burr:

  1. burr oak
  2. Burr Bush
  3. burr drill
  4. Burr Grass
  5. Burr Sedge
  6. Burr Medick
  7. burr-headed
  8. Burr Chervil
  9. Burr Parsley
  10. Burr Crayfish
  11. Burr Cucumber
  12. burr marigold
  13. Burr Daisytree

Phrases ending with the word Burr:

  1. aaron burr
  2. cockle-burr
  3. Chinese Burr
  4. Parquet Burr
  5. Bathurst Burr
  6. Hibiscus Burr
  7. Slippery Burr

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Burr

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Google previewNoxious Weeds of Australia (2001)

by William Thomas Parsons, Eric George Cuthbertson

Star burr is a serious competitor with several crops; particularly sugarcane in Argentina, Brazil, India and Mauritius, and cotton and soybeans in Africa, Bolivia and the United States. It not only competes for water and nutrients, but also impedes ...

Google previewMachinability of Advanced Materials (2014)

by J. Paulo Davim

a burr is an undesirable extended surface over the workpiece, which should be avoided orat leastminimized. Pekelharing [PEK 78] wasthefirst to describethe burr formation mechanismin metal cutting. Gillespie [ GIL ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of West Virginia (1999)

by Nancy Capace

Nearby is Blennerhassett Island in the Ohio River, where Harman Blennerhassett and Aaron Burr were said to have plotted to conquer the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio in 1805. Three private dwellings, small garden ...

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Quotes about Burr

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done. (Aaron Burr)
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Scrabble value of B3U1R1R1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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