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Definition of "furrow" []

  • A long, narrow, shallow trench made in the ground by a plow. (noun)
  • A rut, groove, or narrow depression: snow drifting in furrows. (noun)
  • A deep wrinkle in the skin, as on the forehead. (noun)
  • To make long, narrow, shallow trenches in; plow. (verb-transitive)
  • To form grooves or deep wrinkles in. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "furrow" in a sentence
  • "The furrow is then filled in, so that the seeds may be covered to the same depth as their own thickness; and the earth is slightly pressed down, and afterwards raked over."
  • "Sam was hitched on the right, the so-called furrow horse, charged with walking in the soft dirt of his newly dug ditch, keeping a straight line."
  • "At the end of the furrow was the land that had not been claimed from the forest-forest that held so many dangers that sending him out here might just as well have been a death sentence."