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furrow

noun fur·row \ ˈfər-(ˌ)ō , ˈfə-(ˌ)rō \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of furrow

1 a :a trench in the earth made by a plow
b :plowed land :field
2 :something that resembles the track of a plow: such as
a :a marked narrow depression :groove
  • tracing a fingernail along a furrow in the corduroy of her housecoat
  • —Douglass Wallop
b :a deep wrinkle
  • furrows in his brow

Examples of furrow in a Sentence

  1. We plowed furrows in the field.

  2. When he frowns a deep furrow forms in his brow.

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Origin and Etymology of furrow

Middle English furgh, forow, from Old English furh; akin to Old High German furuh furrow, Latin porca

furrow Synonyms

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


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furrow

verb

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 in a Sentence

  1. His forehead furrows when he frowns.

  2. we had to furrow the field before we could plant the wheat

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Origin and Etymology of furrow

furrow Synonyms

Synonyms
break, plow
Related Words
cultivate, till; fallow; harrow, hoe, list, rake, rototill


FURROW Defined for English Language Learners

furrow

noun

Definition of furrow for English Language Learners

  • : a long and narrow cut in the ground

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


furrow

verb

Definition of furrow for English Language Learners

  • : to make furrows in (something)


FURROW Defined for Kids

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furrow

noun fur·row \ ˈfər-ō \

Definition of furrow for Students

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

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furrow

verb

Definition of furrow for Students

furrowed; furrowing
:to make wrinkles or grooves in
  • He furrowed his brow.

Medical Dictionary

furrow

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

medical Definition of furrow

1 :a marked narrow depression or groove
2 :a deep wrinkle


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