Furrows in a field.
- Furrow is defined as a shallow trench or a deep wrinkle.
An example of a furrow is where a rabbit may live outside.
- To furrow is defined as to make a shallow trench or to become wrinkled.
An example of to furrow is to wrinkle ones eyebrows together.
- a narrow groove made in the ground by a plow
- anything resembling this, as a deep, narrow rut made by a wheel, a deep wrinkle on the face, etc.
- Obs. plowed land
Origin of furrowMiddle English forwe from Old English furh, akin to German furche (OHG furuh) from Indo-European base an unverified form perk-, to dig up, furrow from source an unverified form porkos, Classical Latin porca, furrow, porcus, pig (lit., digger)
Origin of furrow< furrowthe noun
- to make furrows
- to become wrinkled
- A long, narrow, shallow trench made in the ground by a plow.
- A rut, groove, or narrow depression: snow drifting in furrows.
- A deep wrinkle in the skin, as on the forehead.
verbfur·rowed, fur·row·ing, fur·rows
- To make long, narrow, shallow trenches in; plow.
- To form grooves or deep wrinkles in.
Origin of furrowMiddle English forwe from Old English furh
(third-person singular simple present furrows, present participle furrowing, simple past and past participle furrowed)
From Middle English furgh, forow, from Old English furh, from Proto-Germanic *furhō (cf. East Frisian fuurge, Dutch vore, German Furche, Swedish fåra), from Proto-Indo-European *pork̑os (cf. Welsh rhych ‘furrow’, Latin porca ‘lynchet’, Lithuanian prapar̃šas ‘ditch’, Sanskrit párśānas ‘chasm’).