What does fallow mean?

Definitions for fallowˈfæl oʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fallow.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fallow(adj)

    cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons

  2. fallow(adj)

    left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season

    "fallow farmland"

  3. fallow(adj)

    undeveloped but potentially useful

    "a fallow gold market"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fallow(adj)

    pale red or pale yellow; as, a fallow deer or greyhound

  2. Fallow(noun)

    left untilled or unsowed after plowing; uncultivated; as, fallow ground

  3. Fallow(noun)

    plowed land

  4. Fallow(noun)

    land that has lain a year or more untilled or unseeded; land plowed without being sowed for the season

  5. Fallow(noun)

    the plowing or tilling of land, without sowing it for a season; as, summer fallow, properly conducted, has ever been found a sure method of destroying weeds

  6. Fallow(noun)

    to plow, harrow, and break up, as land, without seeding, for the purpose of destroying weeds and insects, and rendering it mellow; as, it is profitable to fallow cold, strong, clayey land

  7. Origin: [So called from the fallow, or somewhat yellow, color of naked ground; or perh. akin to E. felly, n., cf. MHG. valgen to plow up, OHG. felga felly, harrow.]


  1. Fallow

    Fallow is the debut album by The Weakerthans. It was released in 1997 on G7 Welcoming Committee Records in Canada, and in 1999 on Sub City Records in the United States. The songs "Letter of Resignation" and "Anchorless" were originally written for Propagandhi, the band which John K. Samson left to form the Weakerthans. "Letter of Resignation" appeared on the Propagandhi/F.Y.P. split 7" and "Anchorless" on the album Less Talk, More Rock. Epitaph Records, the band's current label, rereleased Fallow in Canada on November 6, 2007.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fallow

    fal′ō, adj. left untilled or unsowed for a time.—n. land that has lain a year or more untilled or unsown after having been ploughed.—v.t. to plough land without seeding it.—ns. Fall′owness, state of being fallow or untilled; Green fall′ow, fallow where land is cleaned by a green crop, as turnips. [Ety. dub.; prob. an assumed A.S. fealgian, that may be confounded with the following word, from the reddish colour of unsown land.]

  2. Fallow

    fal′ō, adj. of a brownish-yellow colour.—ns. Fall′ow-chat, Fall′ow-finch, the wheatear or stonechat; Fall′ow-deer, a yellowish-brown deer smaller than the red-deer, with broad flat antlers. [A.S. falu; cf. Ger. fahl, Ice. folr.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallow in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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