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noun \ˈplau̇\

Simple Definition of plow

  • : a piece of farm equipment that is used to dig into and turn over soil especially to prepare the soil for planting

Full Definition of plow

  1. 1 :  an implement used to cut, lift, and turn over soil especially in preparing a seedbed

  2. 2 :  any of various devices (as a snowplow) operating like a plow

Origin of plow

Middle English, from Old English plōh hide of land; akin to Old High German pfluog plow

First Known Use: 12th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

Rhymes with plow




Simple Definition of plow

  • : to dig into or break up (dirt, soil, land, etc.) with a plow

  • : to use a snowplow to remove snow from a road, parking lot, etc.

  • : to move through, over, or across (something) in a forceful and steady way

Full Definition of plow

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to turn, break up, or work with a plow b :  to make (as a furrow) with a plow

  3. 2 :  to cut into, open, or make furrows or ridges in with or as if with a plow

  4. 3 :  to cleave the surface of or move through (water) <whales plowing the ocean>

  5. 4 :  to clear away snow from with a snowplow <plow the street>

  6. 5 :  to spend or invest (money) in substantial amounts —used with into <plow money into stocks>

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 a :  to use a plow b :  to undergo plowing

  9. 2 a :  to move forcefully into or through something <the car plowed into a fence> b :  to proceed steadily and laboriously <had to plow through a stack of letters>

plow·able play \-ə-bəl\ adjective
plow·er play \ˈplau̇(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of plow

  1. The soil was freshly plowed.

  2. They used oxen to plow the field.

  3. My street hasn't been plowed yet.

  4. We hired someone to plow the snow from our driveway.

  5. The town won't start plowing until the storm is almost over.

  6. a ship plowing the ocean

  7. They continued to plow their way through the tall grass.

15th Century

First Known Use of plow

15th century

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