What does fallow mean?

Definitions for fallow
ˈfæl oʊfal·low

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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

  7. Origin: [So called from the fallow, or somewhat yellow, color of naked ground; or perh. akin to E. felly, n., cf. MHG. valgen to plow up, OHG. felga felly, harrow.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fallow

    fal′ō, adj. left untilled or unsowed for a time.—n. land that has lain a year or more untilled or unsown after having been ploughed.—v.t. to plough land without seeding it.—ns. Fall′owness, state of being fallow or untilled; Green fall′ow, fallow where land is cleaned by a green crop, as turnips. [Ety. dub.; prob. an assumed A.S. fealgian, that may be confounded with the following word, from the reddish colour of unsown land.]

  2. Fallow

    fal′ō, adj. of a brownish-yellow colour.—ns. Fall′ow-chat, Fall′ow-finch, the wheatear or stonechat; Fall′ow-deer, a yellowish-brown deer smaller than the red-deer, with broad flat antlers. [A.S. falu; cf. Ger. fahl, Ice. folr.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallow in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fallow in a Sentence

  1. Robert Hilliard:

    This is a legally fallow attempt to undermine years of hard work and cooperative effort.

  2. Tim Clark:

    I know they want to build (the A380neo) and they know we want to buy it in large numbers, but there are some fallow years where they have to address that problem.

  3. J. W. Alexander:

    There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.

  4. Henry Miller:

    The life of a creator is not the only life nor perhaps the most interesting which a man leads. There is a time for play and a time for work, a time for creation and a time for lying fallow. And there is a time, glorious too in its own way, when one scarcely exists, when one is a complete void. I mean -- when boredom seems the very stuff of life.

  5. Egerton Smith:

    Man is the only animal with the powers of laughter, a privilege which was not bestowed on him for nothing. Let us then laugh while we may, no matter how broad the laugh may be, and despite of what the poet says about ?the loud laugh that speaks the vacant mind.? The mind should occasionally be vacant, as the land should sometimes lie fallow, and for precisely the same reason.

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