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ˈfær oʊFar·row

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. farrow, farrowingverb

    the production of a litter of pigs

  2. farrow, pigverb

    give birth

    "sows farrow"


  1. farrownoun

    A litter of pigs.

  2. farrowverb

    To give birth to a litter of pigs.

  3. Etymology: 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'.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Farrownoun

    A little pig.

    Etymology: fearh, Saxon.

    Pour in sow’s blood that hath litter’d
    Her nine farrow. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

  2. To Farrowverb

    To bring pigs. It is used only of swine.

    Sows ready to farrow this time of the year,
    Are for to be made of. Thomas Tusser, Husb.

    The swine, although multiparous, yet being bisulcous, and only cloven-hoofed, is farrowed with open eyes, as other bisulcous animals. Brown.

    Ev’n her, who did her numerous offspring boast,
    As fair and fruitful as the sow that carry’d
    The thirty pigs, at one large litter farrow’d. John Dryden, Juven.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Farrownoun

    a little of pigs

  2. Farrowadjective

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

  3. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of Farrow in a Sentence

  1. Ricky Gervais:

    They are all terrified of Ronan Farrow. He's coming for you.

  2. Rebecca Hall:

    After reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow’s statements of a few days ago and going back and reading the older ones -- I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed, that is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today.

  3. Gordon Spronk:

    Large farrow-to-finish projects with high animal density are a long-term concern because once a pathogen enters, it’s very difficult to control or eliminate.

  4. Dylan Farrow:

    I was disappointed to learn through press reports that Hachette, my publisher, acquired Woody Allen's memoir after other major publishers refused to do so and concealed the decision from me and Ronan Farrow book own employees while we were working on Catch and Kill -- a book about how powerful men, including Woody Allen, avoid accountability for sexual abuse.

  5. Me Too:

    When Dylan Farrow met Mia, she was so wonderful in Dylan Farrow eyes and was more age appropriate. I just liked them both. I liked her so much, this was Dylan Farrow real relationship.

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    an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
    • A. accident
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