Definition of Furrow

1. Noun. A long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow).

Specialized synonyms: Cut, Gash
Generic synonyms: Trench

2. Verb. Hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove. "Furrow soil"
Exact synonyms: Groove, Rut
Generic synonyms: Cut Into, Delve, Dig, Turn Over
Derivative terms: Groove, Groove, Rut

3. Noun. A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface. "Ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

4. Verb. Make wrinkled or creased. "Furrow one's brow"
Exact synonyms: Crease, Wrinkle
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up, Turn Up
Derivative terms: Crease, Wrinkle

5. Verb. Cut a furrow into a columns.
Exact synonyms: Chamfer, Chase
Generic synonyms: Cut
Derivative terms: Chamfer

Definition of Furrow

1. n. A trench in the earth made by, or as by, a plow.

2. v. t. To cut a furrow in; to make furrows in; to plow; as, to furrow the ground or sea.

Definition of Furrow

1. Noun. A trench cut in the soil, as when plowed in order to plant a crop. ¹

2. Noun. A deep wrinkle in the skin of the face, especially on someone's forehead. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To make (a) groove, a cut(s) in (the ground etc.). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To wrinkle ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To pull one's brows or eyebrows together due to worry, concentration etc. ¹

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Definition of Furrow

1. to make furrows (narrow depressions) in [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Furrow

1. 1. A trench in the earth made by, or as by, a plow. 2. Any trench, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal; a wrinkle on the face; as, the furrows of age. Farrow weed a weed which grows on plowed land. To draw a straight furrow, to live correctly; not to deviate from the right line of duty. Origin: OE. Forow, forgh, furgh, AS. Furh; akin to D. Voor, OHG. Furuh, G. Furche, Dan. Fure, Sw. Fra, Icel. For drain, L. Porca ridge between two furrows. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Furrow

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Literary usage of Furrow

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology by Ill.) University of Illinois (Urbana (1919)
"One who looks closely at this attractive picture is likely to be puzzled by the word 'furrow', and to ask how there can be furrows in a field where grain is ..."

2. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1901)
"The superior surface of the carapace is divided transversely into three areas by two sulci (or furrows), the anterior of which is named the cervical furrow ..."

3. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"Although always and entirely a part of the first furrow, it seems to lie in, ... Although in different animals the polar furrow may bear no constant ..."

4. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1848)
"In regard to the first rule, we think the nature of the subsoil should be regarded in deciding on the depth of furrow—though six inches may be shallow ..."

5. Sewage Disposal in the United States by George W. Rafter, Moses Nelson Baker (1893)
"The ridge and furrow system is specially applicable to level or nearly level ... RIDGE AND furrow SYSTEM. In ridge and furrow work the laud is laid out in a ..."

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