Definitions for furrowˈfɜr oʊ, ˈfʌr oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fur•rowˈfɜr oʊ, ˈfʌr oʊ(n.; v.)-rowed, -row•ing.

  1. (n.)a narrow groove made in the ground, esp. by a plow.

    Category: Agriculture

  2. a narrow groovelike or trenchlike depression in any surface.

  3. (v.t.)to make a furrow or furrows in.

  4. to make wrinkles in (the face):

    to furrow one's brow.

  5. (v.i.)to become furrowed.

Origin of furrow:

bef. 900; ME forwe, furgh, OE furh; c. OHG fur(u)h, ON for

Princeton's WordNet

  1. furrow(noun)

    a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)

  2. wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line(verb)

    a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

    "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

  3. furrow, rut, groove(verb)

    hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove

    "furrow soil"

  4. furrow, wrinkle, crease(verb)

    make wrinkled or creased

    "furrow one's brow"

  5. furrow, chamfer, chase(verb)

    cut a furrow into a columns

Wiktionary

  1. furrow(Noun)

    A trench cut in the soil, as when plowed in order to plant a crop.

    Don't walk across that deep furrow in the field.

  2. furrow(Noun)

    A deep wrinkle in the skin of the face, especially on someone's forehead.

    When she was tired, a deep furrow appeared on her forehead.

  3. furrow(Verb)

    To make (a) groove, a cut(s) in (the ground etc.).

    Cart wheels can furrow roads.

  4. furrow(Verb)

    To wrinkle

  5. furrow(Verb)

    To pull one's brows or eyebrows together due to worry, concentration etc.

    Leave me alone so I can furrow my brows and concentrate.

  6. Origin: From furgh, forow, from furh, from furhō (cf. East Frisian fuurge, Dutch vore, German Furche, Swedish fåra), from pork̑os (cf. Welsh rhych ‘furrow’, Latin porca ‘lynchet’, Lithuanian prapraparsas ‘ditch’, Sanskrit ‘chasm’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Furrow(noun)

    a trench in the earth made by, or as by, a plow

  2. Furrow(noun)

    any trench, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal; a wrinkle on the face; as, the furrows of age

  3. Furrow(noun)

    to cut a furrow in; to make furrows in; to plow; as, to furrow the ground or sea

  4. Furrow(noun)

    to mark with channels or with wrinkles


Translations for furrow

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

furrow(noun)

a line cut into the earth by a plough

The farmer planted potatoes in the furrows.

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