Furrow

  • 1 furrow — (n.) O.E. furh furrow, trench, from P.Gmc. *furkh (Cf. O.Fris. furch furrow; M.Du. vore, Du. voor; Ger. Furche furrow; O.N. for furrow, drainage ditch ), from PIE *perk (Cf. L. porca ridge between two furrows, O.I …

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  • 2 Furrow — Fur row, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Furrowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Furrowing}.] [From {Furrow}, n.; cf. AS. fyrian.] 1. To cut a furrow in; to make furrows in; to plow; as, to furrow the ground or sea. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To mark with channels or with …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 furrow — [fʉr′ō] n. [ME forwe < OE furh, akin to Ger furche (OHG furuh) < IE base * perk , to dig up, furrow > * porkos, L porca, furrow, porcus, pig (lit., digger)] 1. a narrow groove made in the ground by a plow 2. anything resembling this, as… …

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  • 4 Furrow — Fur row, n. [OE. forow, forgh, furgh, AS. furh; akin to D. voor, OHG. furuh, G. furche, Dan. fure, Sw. f?ra, Icel. for drain, L. porca ridge between two furrows.] 1. A trench in the earth made by, or as by, a plow. [1913 Webster] 2. Any trench,… …

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  • 5 furrow — ► NOUN 1) a long, narrow trench made in the ground by a plough. 2) a rut or groove. 3) a deep wrinkle on a person s face. ► VERB 1) make a furrow in. 2) mark or be marked with furrows. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 6 furrow — index split Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 furrow — [n] ditch channel, corrugation, crease, crinkle, crow’s foot*, dike, fluting, fold, groove, gutter, hollow, line, plica, rabbet, ridge, rimple, rivel, ruck, rut, seam, trench, wrinkle; concept 513 …

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  • 8 Furrow — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Furrow >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 furrow furrow groove rut sulcus scratch streak striae crack score incision slit Sgm: N 1 chamfer chamfer fluting …

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  • 9 furrow — [[t]fʌ̱roʊ, AM fɜ͟ːr [/t]] furrows, furrowing, furrowed 1) N COUNT A furrow is a long, thin line in the earth which a farmer makes in order to plant seeds or to allow water to flow along. 2) N COUNT A furrow is a deep, fairly wide line in the… …

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  • 10 furrow — I UK [ˈfʌrəʊ] / US [ˈfɜroʊ] noun [countable] Word forms furrow : singular furrow plural furrows 1) a line that a farmer digs in the soil with a plough where a crop will be planted 2) a) a deep line on the surface of something b) a deep line in… …

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  • 11 furrow — 1. noun a) A trench cut in the soil, as when plowed in order to plant a crop. Dont walk across that deep furrow in the field. b) A deep wrinkle in the skin of the face, especially on someones forehead. When she was tired, a deep furrow appeared… …

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  • 12 furrow — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Furrow is used after these nouns: ↑plough {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb Furrow is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑brow, ↑eyebrow Furrow is used with these nouns as the object: ↑brow, ↑eyebrow …

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  • 13 furrow — n. 1) to make, turn a furrow 2) an even, straight furrow * * * [ fʌrəʊ] straight turn a furrow an even to make …

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  • 14 furrow — fur|row1 [ˈfʌrəu US ˈfə:rou] n [: Old English; Origin: furh] 1.) a deep line or fold in the skin of someone s face, especially on the forehead →↑wrinkle ▪ A deep furrow appeared between his brows. 2.) a wide deep line made in the surface of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 furrow — [OE] Furrow is an ancient agricultural term, going back to the prehistoric Indo European base *prk , which also produced Welsh rhych ‘furrow’, Armenian herk ‘newly ploughed land’, Latin porca ‘ridge between furrows’, and possibly also Sanskrit… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16 furrow — [OE] Furrow is an ancient agricultural term, going back to the prehistoric Indo European base *prk , which also produced Welsh rhych ‘furrow’, Armenian herk ‘newly ploughed land’, Latin porca ‘ridge between furrows’, and possibly also Sanskrit… …

    Word origins

  • 17 furrow — furrower, n. furrowless, adj. furrowlike, adj. furrowy, adj. /ferr oh, fur oh/, n. 1. a narrow groove made in the ground, esp. by a plow. 2. a narrow groovelike or trenchlike depression in any surface: the furrows of a wrinkled face. v.t. 3. to… …

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  • 18 furrow — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Trench, wrinkle Nouns furrow, groove, rut, scratch, stria, crack, score, incision, slit; chamfer, flute, fluting, dado, rabbet; microgroove; channel, gutter, wheel track, trench, ditch, moat, fosse,… …

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  • 19 furrow — fur|row1 [ fɜrou ] noun count 1. ) a line that a farmer digs in the dirt with a PLOW where he or she plans to plant a crop 2. ) a deep line on the surface of something a ) a deep line in the skin of someone s face, especially their forehead… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 furrow — [ˈfʌrəʊ] noun [C] I 1) a line that a farmer digs in the soil with a PLOUGH in order to grow plants 2) a deep line in the skin of someone s face II verb [I/T] furrow [ˈfʌrəʊ] if your BROW furrows, or if you furrow it, deep lines appear on your… …

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