Definitions for fallowˈfæl oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fal•lowˈfæl oʊ(adj.)

  1. (of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated.

    Category: Agriculture

  2. not in use; inactive:

    creative energies lying fallow.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (n.)land that has undergone plowing and harrowing and has been left unseeded for one or more growing seasons.

    Category: Agriculture

  4. (v.t.)to make (land) fallow for agricultural purposes.

    Category: Agriculture

Origin of fallow:

1275–1325; ME falwe


fal•lowˈfæl oʊ(adj.)

  1. pale yellow-brown.

Origin of fallow:

bef. 1000; ME, OE fealu

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


  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.

Translations for fallow

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of land) left to its own natural growth and not planted with seeds

We will let this field lie fallow for a year; fallow fields.

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