Furrow Definition

fûrō, fŭrō
furrowed, furrowing, furrows
noun
furrows
A narrow groove made in the ground by a plow.
Webster's New World
A rut, groove, or narrow depression.
Snow drifting in furrows.
American Heritage
Anything resembling this, as a deep, narrow rut made by a wheel, a deep wrinkle on the face, etc.
Webster's New World
Plowed land.
Webster's New World

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

Don't walk across that deep furrow in the field.
Wiktionary
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verb
furrowed, furrowing, furrows
To make a furrow or furrows in.
Webster's New World
To make furrows.
Webster's New World
To form grooves or deep wrinkles in.
American Heritage
To become wrinkled.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Furrow

Noun

Singular:
furrow
Plural:
furrows

Origin of Furrow

  • 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’).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English forwe from Old English furh

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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