- The definition of a harrow is a spiked frame that is carried by a horse or tractor to break up soil, cover seeds or pull up weeds.
An example of a harrow is a tool that farmers pull with a tractor to prepare soil for planting.
- Harrow is defined as to draw a tool over soil to break up dirt or weeds, or to bother, harass or stress.
- An example of harrow is to flatten out soil for planting with a tool pulled behind a tractor.
- An example of harrow is to mock and taunt someone every day.
harrow definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English harwe ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old English an unverified form hearwa: akin to Old Norse harfr ; from Indo-European an unverified form (s)kerp-: see harvest
- to draw a harrow over (land)
- to cause mental distress to; torment; vex
Origin: Middle English harwen, herien ; from Old English hergian: see harry
- borough of Greater London, England: pop. 200,000
- private preparatory school for boys, in this borough
harrow definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- To break up and level (soil or land) with a harrow.
- To inflict great distress or torment on.
Origin: Middle English harwe.
- harˈrow·er noun
transitive verb har·rowed, har·row·ing, har·rows Archaic
Origin: Middle English herwen, variant of harien; see harry.
harrow - Phrases/Idioms