harrow

verb (1)
har·​row | \ˈher-(ˌ)ō, ˈha-(ˌ)rō\
harrowed; harrowing; harrows

Definition of harrow 

(Entry 1 of 4)

transitive verb

archaic

: pillage, plunder long harrowed by oppressor's hand— Sir Walter Scott

harrow

noun

Definition of harrow (Entry 2 of 4)

: a cultivating tool set with spikes, teeth, or disks and used primarily for breaking up and smoothing the soil

harrow

verb (2)
harrowed; harrowing; harrows

Definition of harrow (Entry 3 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to cultivate with a harrow (see harrow entry 2) harrow the fields

2 : torment, vex harrowed by war has not set out to appall the reader with horrors nor to harrow him with miseries— Douglas Stewart

Harrow

geographical name
Har·​row | \ˈha-(ˌ)rō \

Definition of Harrow (Entry 4 of 4)

borough of northwestern Greater London, England population 241,000

Other Words from harrow

Verb (2)

harrower \ˈher-​ə-​wər, ˈha-​rə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of harrow

Verb (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for harrow

Verb (1)

Middle English harwen, from Old English hergian

Noun

Middle English harwe; akin to Old Norse hervi harrow, Middle Dutch harke rake

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The first known use of harrow was before the 12th century

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harrow

noun
har·​row | \ˈher-ō \

Kids Definition of harrow

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a piece of farm equipment that has metal teeth or disks for breaking up and smoothing soil

harrow

verb
harrowed; harrowing

Kids Definition of harrow (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to drag a harrow over (plowed ground)

2 : distress entry 2 … the rest that lay helpless in their bunks harrowed me with screaming …— Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped

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