[fur; unstressed fer] /fɜr; unstressed fər/
preposition, conjunction, Informal.
a combining form meaning “that which carries” the thing specified by the initial element, used in the formation of compound words:
aquifer; conifer; foraminifer.
indicating a person or thing that bears something specified: crucifer, conifer
1. Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Federal Emergency Relief Administration
[fee-ree nuh-too r-ee, -tyoo r-ee] /ˈfi ri nəˈtʊər i, -ˈtyʊər i/ adjective, Law. 1. (of animals) wild or undomesticated (distinguished from ).
[feer-uh l, fer-] /ˈfɪər əl, ˈfɛr-/ adjective 1. existing in a natural state, as animals or plants; not domesticated or cultivated; wild. 2. having reverted to the wild state, as from domestication: a pack of feral dogs roaming the woods. 3. of or characteristic of wild animals; ferocious; brutal. [feer-uh l, fer-] /ˈfɪər əl, ˈfɛr-/ […]
- Feral child
noun 1. a neglected child who engages in lawless or anti-social behaviour