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, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal; a wrinkle on the face; as, the furrows of age. [1913 Webster]

{Farrow weed} a weed which grows on plowed land. --Shak.

{To draw a straight furrow}, to live correctly; not to deviate from the right line of duty. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

  • 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… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

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

  • 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 …   New thesaurus

  • 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 …   English dictionary for students

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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… …   Wiktionary

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