any coniferous tree belonging to the genus Abies, of the pine family, characterized by its pyramidal style of growth, flat needles, and erect cones.
the wood of such a tree.
any pyramidal coniferous tree of the N temperate genus Abies, having single needle-like leaves and erect cones: family Pinaceae See also red fir, silver fir, balsam fir
any of various other trees of the family Pinaceae, such as the Douglas fir
the wood of any of these trees
14c.; Old English had furhwudu “pine wood,” but the modern word is more likely from Old Norse fyri- “fir” or Old Danish fyr, all from Proto-Germanic *furkhon (cf. Old High German foraha, German Föhre “fir”), from PIE root *perkos, originally “oak” (cf. Sanskrit paraktah “the holy fig tree,” Hindi pargai “the evergreen oak,” Latin quercus “oak,” Lombardic fereha “a kind of oak”).
1. Finite Impulse Response (filter).
2. Fast Infrared. Infrared standard from IrDA, part of IrDA Data. FIR supports synchronous communications at 4 Mbps (and 1.115 Mbps?), at a distance of up to 1 metre.
the uniform rendering in the Authorized Version (marg. R.V., “cypress”) of _berosh_ (2 Sam. 6:5; 1 Kings 5:8, 10; 6:15, 34; 9:11, etc.), a lofty tree (Isa. 55:13) growing on Lebanon (37:24). Its wood was used in making musical instruments and doors of houses, and for ceilings (2 Chr. 3:5), the decks of ships (Ezek. 27:5), floorings and spear-shafts (Nah. 2:3, R.V.). 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” (Hos. 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.)
/ˈfɜːbæŋk/ noun 1. (Arthur Annesley) Ronald. 1886–1926, English novelist, whose works include Valmouth (1919), The Flower beneath the Foot (1923), and Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli (1926)
[feer-buhl-uh g] /ˈfɪər bʌl əg/ noun, plural Firbolgs (especially collectively) Firbolg. Irish Legend. 1. any member of the pre-Celtic inhabitants of Ireland who were defeated by the Tuatha De Danann.
[feer-buhl-uh g] /ˈfɪər bʌl əg/ noun, plural Firbolgs (especially collectively) Firbolg. Irish Legend. 1. any member of the pre-Celtic inhabitants of Ireland who were defeated by the Tuatha De Danann. n. 1797, ancient supernatural people of Ireland (enemies of the Dannans), perhaps from Old Irish fir, plural of fear “man” + bolg, genitive plural of […]
noun 1. a signal that warns that a fire has started. 2. a bell, buzzer, siren, horn, etc., that provides such a signal. noun 1. a device to give warning of fire, esp a bell, siren, or hooter 2. a shout to warn that a fire has broken out