What does farrow mean?

Definitions for farrowˈfær oʊ

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. farrow, farrowing(verb)

    the production of a litter of pigs

  2. farrow, pig(verb)

    give birth

    "sows farrow"


  1. farrow(Noun)

    A litter of pigs.

  2. farrow(Verb)

    To give birth to a litter of pigs.

  3. Origin: farwen 'piglet' (akin to varken, Middle Low German ferken, Ferkel), diminutive of fearh 'pig', from farhaz (compare vark 'pig', farah), from *pórkos (compare orc 'piglet', porcus, pórkos, prase 'pig, piglet', par̃šas, Kurdish purs), from *perk̑- 'to dig'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Farrow(noun)

    a little of pigs

  2. Farrow(adj)

    not producing young in a given season or year; -- said only of cows

  3. Origin: [Cf. Scot. ferry cow a cow that is not with calf, D. vaarkoe, vaars, heifer, G. frse, AS. fearr bull, G. farre. Cf. Heifer.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Farrow

    far′ō, n. a litter of pigs.—v.i. or v.t. to bring forth pigs. [A.S. fearh, a pig; Ger. ferkel.]

  2. Farrow

    far′rō, adj. not producing young in a particular season, said of cows. [Ety. dub.; with farrow cow cf. Flem. verwekoe, varwekoe.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of farrow in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of farrow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Dylan Farrow:

    My sister's decision to step forward came shortly after I began work on a book and a television series. It was the last association I wanted … But when Dylan Farrow explained her agony in the wake of powerful voices sweeping aside her allegations, the press often willing to be taken along for the ride, and the fears she held for young girls potentially being exposed to a predator — I ultimately knew she was right.

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