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fal·low

 (făl′ō)
adj.
1. Plowed but left unseeded during a growing season: fallow farmland.
2. Characterized by inactivity: a fallow gold market.
n.
1. Land left unseeded during a growing season.
2. The act of plowing land and leaving it unseeded.
3. The condition or period of being unseeded.
tr.v. fal·lowed, fal·low·ing, fal·lows
1. To plow (land) without seeding it afterward.
2. To plow and till (land), especially to eradicate or reduce weeds.

[Middle English falow, from Old English fealh, fallow land.]

fal′low·ness n.

fallow

(ˈfæləʊ)
adj
1. (Agriculture) (of land) left unseeded after being ploughed and harrowed to regain fertility for a crop
2. (of an idea, state of mind, etc) undeveloped or inactive, but potentially useful
n
(Agriculture) land treated in this way
vb
(Agriculture) (tr) to leave (land) unseeded after ploughing and harrowing it
[Old English fealga; related to Greek polos ploughed field]
ˈfallowness n

fallow

(ˈfæləʊ)
adj
(Colours) of a light yellowish-brown colour
[Old English fealu; related to Old Norse fölr, Old Saxon, Old High German falo, Latin pallidus Greek polios grey]

fal•low1

(ˈfæl oʊ)

adj.
1. (of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated.
2. not in use; inactive: creative energies lying fallow.
n.
3. land that has undergone plowing and harrowing and has been left unseeded for one or more growing seasons.
v.t.
4. to make (land) fallow for agricultural purposes.
[1275–1325; Middle English falwe]
fal′low•ness, n.

fal•low2

(ˈfæl oʊ)
adj.
pale yellow-brown.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English fealu]

fallow


Past participle: fallowed
Gerund: fallowing

Imperative
fallow
fallow
Present
I fallow
you fallow
he/she/it fallows
we fallow
you fallow
they fallow
Preterite
I fallowed
you fallowed
he/she/it fallowed
we fallowed
you fallowed
they fallowed
Present Continuous
I am fallowing
you are fallowing
he/she/it is fallowing
we are fallowing
you are fallowing
they are fallowing
Present Perfect
I have fallowed
you have fallowed
he/she/it has fallowed
we have fallowed
you have fallowed
they have fallowed
Past Continuous
I was fallowing
you were fallowing
he/she/it was fallowing
we were fallowing
you were fallowing
they were fallowing
Past Perfect
I had fallowed
you had fallowed
he/she/it had fallowed
we had fallowed
you had fallowed
they had fallowed
Future
I will fallow
you will fallow
he/she/it will fallow
we will fallow
you will fallow
they will fallow
Future Perfect
I will have fallowed
you will have fallowed
he/she/it will have fallowed
we will have fallowed
you will have fallowed
they will have fallowed
Future Continuous
I will be fallowing
you will be fallowing
he/she/it will be fallowing
we will be fallowing
you will be fallowing
they will be fallowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fallowing
you have been fallowing
he/she/it has been fallowing
we have been fallowing
you have been fallowing
they have been fallowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fallowing
you will have been fallowing
he/she/it will have been fallowing
we will have been fallowing
you will have been fallowing
they will have been fallowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fallowing
you had been fallowing
he/she/it had been fallowing
we had been fallowing
you had been fallowing
they had been fallowing
Conditional
I would fallow
you would fallow
he/she/it would fallow
we would fallow
you would fallow
they would fallow
Past Conditional
I would have fallowed
you would have fallowed
he/she/it would have fallowed
we would have fallowed
you would have fallowed
they would have fallowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fallow - cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons
ploughland, plowland, tillage, tilled land, cultivated land, farmland, tilth - arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops
Adj.1.fallow - left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season; "fallow farmland"
unploughed, unplowed, unbroken - (of farmland) not plowed; "unplowed fields"; "unbroken land"
2.fallow - undeveloped but potentially useful; "a fallow gold market"
unexploited, undeveloped - undeveloped or unused; "vast unexploited (or undeveloped) natural resources"; "taxes on undeveloped lots are low"

fallow

adjective
1. uncultivated, unused, undeveloped, unplanted, untilled The fields lay fallow.
2. inactive, resting, idle, dormant, inert There followed something of a fallow period.
Translations
غَير مَزروعَه
neobdělanýúhor
brakuopdyrket
joutilasjoutomaakehittymätönkesannoidakesanto
parlagparlagon hagyottugar
hvíldar-, sem er ekki ræktaîur
pūdymas
atstāt papuvēpapuves-
ležiaci ladom

fallow

[ˈfæləʊ]
A. ADJ (Agr) → en barbecho (fig) [period] → improductivo
to lie fallow (Agr) → estar en barbecho (fig) → quedar sin utilizar, no ser utilizado
B. N (Agr) → barbecho m
C. CPD fallow deer Ngamo m

fallow

[ˈfæləʊ] adj [land, field] → en jachère
to lie fallow → être en jachèrefallow deer ndaim m

fallow

1
adj
(Agr: = unused) → brachliegend; most of the fields are (lying) fallowdie meisten Felder liegen brach; to leave land fallow, to let land lie fallowLand brachliegen lassen
(fig: = inactive) periodunproduktiv

fallow

2
adjfalb, gelbbraun

fallow

[ˈfæləʊ] adjincolto/a, a maggese
to lie fallow → rimanere a maggese

fallow

(ˈfӕləu) adjective
(of land) left to its own natural growth and not planted with seeds. We will let this field lie fallow for a year; fallow fields.
References in classic literature ?
In a few moments a colt was seen gliding, like a fallow deer, among the straight trunks of the pines; and, in another instant, the person of the ungainly man, described in the preceding chapter, came into view, with as much rapidity as he could excite his meager beast to endure without coming to an open rupture.
So again when Ceres fell in love with Iasion, and yielded to him in a thrice-ploughed fallow field, Jove came to hear of it before so very long and killed Iasion with his thunderbolts.
It's right o'er Mike Holdsworth's fallow, and a foul fallow it is.
Dolon suspected nothing and soon passed them, but when he had got about as far as the distance by which a mule-plowed furrow exceeds one that has been ploughed by oxen (for mules can plow fallow land quicker than oxen) they ran after him, and when he heard their footsteps he stood still, for he made sure they were friends from the Trojan camp come by Hector's orders to bid him return; when, however, they were only a spear's cast, or less away form him, he saw that they were enemies as fast as his legs could take him.
The principal quadrupeds that had been seen by the colonists in their various expeditions were the stag, fallow deer, hart, black and grizzly bear, antelope, ahsahta or bighorn, beaver, sea and river otter, muskrat, fox, wolf, and panther, the latter extremely rare.
Here they found the ghost of a patch of lucerne that had refused to die: there a harsh fallow surrendered to yard-high thistles; and here a breadth of rampant kelk feigning to be lawful crop.
Good-bye, my dear fallow, and when next you are under thee emotions please do not use the Mohammedan terms with the Tibetan dress.
All your skill was used up ages ago in Palestine, and you must lie fallow for a thousand years to git strength for more deeds
When an acre of ground has produced long and well, we let it lie fallow and rest for a season; we take no man clear across the continent in the same coach he started in--the coach is stabled somewhere on the plains and its heated machinery allowed to cool for a few days; when a razor has seen long service and refuses to hold an edge, the barber lays it away for a few weeks, and the edge comes back of its own accord.
The two years during which his mind had lain fallow had refreshed him, he fancied, and he was able now to work with energy.
There had they built huts of bark and branches of trees, and made couches of sweet rushes spread over with skins of fallow deer.
Nicholas standing in a fallow field could see all his whips.