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far·row 1

 (făr′ō)
n.
A litter of pigs.
v. far·rowed, far·row·ing, far·rows
v.tr.
To give birth to (a litter of pigs).
v.intr.
To produce a litter of pigs.

[Ultimately from Old English fearh, pig; see porko- in Indo-European roots.]

far·row 2

 (făr′ō)
adj.
Not pregnant. Used of a cow.

[Middle English ferow.]

farrow

(ˈfærəʊ)
n
(Breeds) a litter of piglets
vb
(Breeds) (of a sow) to give birth to (a litter)
[Old English fearh; related to Old High German farah young pig, Latin porcus pig, Greek porkos]

farrow

(ˈfærəʊ)
adj
(Agriculture) (of a cow) not calving in a given year
[C15: from Middle Dutch verwe- (unattested) cow that has ceased to bear; compare Old English fearr ox]

far•row1

(ˈfær oʊ)

n.
1. a litter of pigs.
v.t.
2. (of swine) to bring forth (young).
v.i.
3. to produce a litter of pigs.
[before 900; Middle English farwen (v.), derivative of Old English fearh pig, c. Old High German farah, Latin porcus]

far•row2

(ˈfær oʊ)

adj.
(of a cow) not pregnant.
[1485–95]

farrow

- Now the term for a litter of pigs, it originally meant "young pig," from Indo-European porkos.
See also related terms for litter.

farrow


Past participle: farrowed
Gerund: farrowing

Imperative
farrow
farrow
Present
I farrow
you farrow
he/she/it farrows
we farrow
you farrow
they farrow
Preterite
I farrowed
you farrowed
he/she/it farrowed
we farrowed
you farrowed
they farrowed
Present Continuous
I am farrowing
you are farrowing
he/she/it is farrowing
we are farrowing
you are farrowing
they are farrowing
Present Perfect
I have farrowed
you have farrowed
he/she/it has farrowed
we have farrowed
you have farrowed
they have farrowed
Past Continuous
I was farrowing
you were farrowing
he/she/it was farrowing
we were farrowing
you were farrowing
they were farrowing
Past Perfect
I had farrowed
you had farrowed
he/she/it had farrowed
we had farrowed
you had farrowed
they had farrowed
Future
I will farrow
you will farrow
he/she/it will farrow
we will farrow
you will farrow
they will farrow
Future Perfect
I will have farrowed
you will have farrowed
he/she/it will have farrowed
we will have farrowed
you will have farrowed
they will have farrowed
Future Continuous
I will be farrowing
you will be farrowing
he/she/it will be farrowing
we will be farrowing
you will be farrowing
they will be farrowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been farrowing
you have been farrowing
he/she/it has been farrowing
we have been farrowing
you have been farrowing
they have been farrowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been farrowing
you will have been farrowing
he/she/it will have been farrowing
we will have been farrowing
you will have been farrowing
they will have been farrowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been farrowing
you had been farrowing
he/she/it had been farrowing
we had been farrowing
you had been farrowing
they had been farrowing
Conditional
I would farrow
you would farrow
he/she/it would farrow
we would farrow
you would farrow
they would farrow
Past Conditional
I would have farrowed
you would have farrowed
he/she/it would have farrowed
we would have farrowed
you would have farrowed
they would have farrowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.farrow - the production of a litter of pigs
birthing, giving birth, parturition, birth - the process of giving birth
Verb1.farrow - give birth; "sows farrow"
birth, give birth, bear, deliver, have - cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!"
Translations
porsia

farrow

[ˈfærəʊ]
A. Nlechigada f de puercos
B. VTparir
C. VIparir (la cerda)

farrow

vt pigletswerfen
viferkeln
nWurf m

farrow

[ˈfærəʊ] vi (Zool) → figliare (di scrofa)
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