furrow 1 of 2

as in crease
a small fold in a soft and otherwise smooth surface the furrows in his usually unwrinkled brow suggested that he was very worried

Synonyms & Similar Words



2 of 2


as in to plow
to cut into and turn over the sod of (a piece of land) using a bladed implement we had to furrow the field before we could plant the wheat

Synonyms & Similar Words

as in to wrinkle
to develop creases or folds his brow furrowed in concentration as he tried to figure out the math problem

Synonyms & Similar Words

Thesaurus Entries Near furrow

Cite this Entry

“Furrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/furrow. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on furrow

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!