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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. 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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