Definitions for plowplaʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an agricultural implement used for cutting, lifting, turning over, and partly pulverizing soil.

    Category: Agriculture

  2. any of various implements resembling or suggesting this, as a contrivance for clearing away snow from a road or track.

  3. (cap.) Astron. the Big Dipper.

    Category: Astronomy

  4. (v.t.)to turn up (soil) with a plow.

  5. to make (a furrow) with a plow.

  6. to tear up, cut into, or make furrows or grooves in (a surface) with or as if with a plow (often fol. by up):

    The tornado plowed up an acre of trees.

  7. to clear by the use of a plow, esp. a snowplow.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. to reinvest or reuse (usu. fol. by back):

    to plow profits back into new equipment.

    Category: Business

  9. (of a ship, animal, etc.) to cleave the surface of (the water). to make (a way) or follow (a course) in this manner:

    plowing an easterly course.

  10. (v.i.)to till the soil or work with a plow.

  11. to take plowing in a specified way.

  12. to move forcefully through something in the manner of a plow (often fol. by through, along, etc.):

    to plow through a crowd.

  13. to proceed laboriously (often fol. by through).

Origin of plow:

bef. 1100; ME plouh, plough(e), OE plōh; c. G Pflug


Princeton's WordNet

  1. plow, plough(verb)

    a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing

  2. plow, plough, turn(verb)

    to break and turn over earth especially with a plow

    "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"

  3. cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address(verb)

    act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

    "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"

  4. plow, plough(verb)

    move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil

    "The ship plowed through the water"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plow(noun)

    alt. of Plough

  2. Plow(verb)

    alt. of Plough

  3. Plow(verb)

    alt. of Plough

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Plow

    Contact arms projecting downwards from the motors, trucks, or bodies of electric street cars, which enter the underground conduit through the slot and carry contact pieces or brushes, to take the current for driving the motors from the leads within the conduit.


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