noun fur·row \ˈfər-(ˌ)ō, ˈfə-(ˌ)rō\

: a long and narrow cut in the ground

: a narrow line or wrinkle in the skin of a person's face

Full Definition of FURROW

a :  a trench in the earth made by a plow
b :  plowed land :  field
:  something that resembles the track of a plow: as
a :  a marked narrow depression :  groove
b :  a deep wrinkle <furrows in his brow>

Examples of FURROW

  1. We plowed furrows in the field.
  2. When he frowns a deep furrow forms in his brow.

Origin of FURROW

Middle English furgh, forow, from Old English furh; akin to Old High German furuh furrow, Latin porca
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall



: to make furrows in (something)

Full Definition of FURROW

transitive verb
:  to make furrows, grooves, wrinkles, or lines in
intransitive verb
:  to make or form furrows, grooves, wrinkles, or lines

Examples of FURROW

  1. His forehead furrows when he frowns.
  2. <we had to furrow the field before we could plant the wheat>

First Known Use of FURROW

15th century

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Rhymes with FURROW

FURROW Defined for Kids


noun fur·row \ˈfər-ō\

Definition of FURROW for Kids

:  a trench made by or as if by a plow
:  a narrow groove :  wrinkle



Definition of FURROW for Kids

:  to make wrinkles or grooves in <He furrowed his brow.>
Medical Dictionary


noun fur·row \ˈfər-(ˌ)ō, -ə(-w); ˈfə-(ˌ)rō, -rə(-w)\

Medical Definition of FURROW

:  a marked narrow depression or groove
:  a deep wrinkle
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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