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fur·row

 (fûr′ō, fŭr′ō)
n.
1. A long, narrow, shallow trench made in the ground by a plow.
2. A rut, groove, or narrow depression: snow drifting in furrows.
3. A deep wrinkle in the skin, as on the forehead.
v. fur·rowed, fur·row·ing, fur·rows
v.tr.
1. To make long, narrow, shallow trenches in; plow.
2. To form grooves or deep wrinkles in.
v.intr.
To become furrowed or wrinkled.

[Middle English forwe, from Old English furh.]

furrow

(ˈfʌrəʊ)
n
1. (Agriculture) a long narrow trench made in the ground by a plough or a trench resembling this
2. any long deep groove, esp a deep wrinkle on the forehead
vb
3. to develop or cause to develop furrows or wrinkles
4. (Agriculture) to make a furrow or furrows in (land)
[Old English furh; related to Old Frisian furch, Old Norse for, Old High German furuh furrow, Latin porca ridge between furrows]
ˈfurrower n
ˈfurrowless adj
ˈfurrow-ˌlike, ˈfurrowy adj

fur•row

(ˈfɜr oʊ, ˈfʌr oʊ)

n., v. -rowed, -row•ing. n.
1. a narrow groove made in the ground, esp. by a plow.
2. a narrow groovelike or trenchlike depression in any surface.
v.t.
3. to make a furrow or furrows in.
4. to make wrinkles in (the face): to furrow one's brow.
v.i.
5. to become furrowed.
[before 900; Middle English forwe, furgh, Old English furh; c. Old High German fur(u)h, Old Norse for]

Furrow

 of brows—Madden.

furrow


Past participle: furrowed
Gerund: furrowing

Imperative
furrow
furrow
Present
I furrow
you furrow
he/she/it furrows
we furrow
you furrow
they furrow
Preterite
I furrowed
you furrowed
he/she/it furrowed
we furrowed
you furrowed
they furrowed
Present Continuous
I am furrowing
you are furrowing
he/she/it is furrowing
we are furrowing
you are furrowing
they are furrowing
Present Perfect
I have furrowed
you have furrowed
he/she/it has furrowed
we have furrowed
you have furrowed
they have furrowed
Past Continuous
I was furrowing
you were furrowing
he/she/it was furrowing
we were furrowing
you were furrowing
they were furrowing
Past Perfect
I had furrowed
you had furrowed
he/she/it had furrowed
we had furrowed
you had furrowed
they had furrowed
Future
I will furrow
you will furrow
he/she/it will furrow
we will furrow
you will furrow
they will furrow
Future Perfect
I will have furrowed
you will have furrowed
he/she/it will have furrowed
we will have furrowed
you will have furrowed
they will have furrowed
Future Continuous
I will be furrowing
you will be furrowing
he/she/it will be furrowing
we will be furrowing
you will be furrowing
they will be furrowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been furrowing
you have been furrowing
he/she/it has been furrowing
we have been furrowing
you have been furrowing
they have been furrowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been furrowing
you will have been furrowing
he/she/it will have been furrowing
we will have been furrowing
you will have been furrowing
they will have been furrowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been furrowing
you had been furrowing
he/she/it had been furrowing
we had been furrowing
you had been furrowing
they had been furrowing
Conditional
I would furrow
you would furrow
he/she/it would furrow
we would furrow
you would furrow
they would furrow
Past Conditional
I would have furrowed
you would have furrowed
he/she/it would have furrowed
we would have furrowed
you would have furrowed
they would have furrowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.furrow - a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)furrow - a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
gash, cut - a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
trench - any long ditch cut in the ground
2.furrow - a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
imprint, impression, depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
crow's feet, crow's foot, laugh line - a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
dermatoglyphic - the lines that form patterns on the skin (especially on the fingertips and the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet)
frown line - a facial wrinkle associated with frowning
life line, lifeline, line of life - a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
heart line, line of heart, love line, mensal line - a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
line of destiny, line of fate, line of Saturn - a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
Verb1.furrow - hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove; "furrow soil"
cut into, delve, dig, turn over - turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"
2.furrow - make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow"
fold, fold up, turn up - bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"
3.furrow - cut a furrow into a columns
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"

furrow

noun
1. groove, line, channel, hollow, trench, seam, crease, fluting, rut, corrugation Bike trails crisscrossed the grassy furrows.
2. wrinkle, line, crease, crinkle, crow's-foot, gather, fold, crumple, rumple, pucker, corrugation Deep furrows marked the corner of his mouth.
verb
1. wrinkle, knit, draw together, crease, seam, flute, corrugate My bank manager furrowed his brow.

furrow

noun
An indentation or seam on the skin, especially on the face:
Translations
تَجَعُّد في الوَجْه، تَغَضُّنثَلْميَتَجَعَّد، يَتَغَضَّن
solc
brázdasvraštitvráska
plovfurerynke
juonneuurreuurtaa
brazda
barázdabarázdál
hrukkaplógfar
sulcus
išvagotasišvagoti
vagavagotgrumbapārklāt ar grumbām
brazdărid
brázdazvraštiť
brazda
karıkkırışıklıkkırıştırmaksaban izi

furrow

[ˈfʌrəʊ]
A. N (Agr) → surco m; (on forehead) → arruga f
to plough a lonely furrowser el único en estudiar algo
B. VT [+ forehead] → arrugar
C. VIarrugarse
his brow furrowedfrunció el ceño

furrow

[ˈfʌrəʊ]
n
(in field)sillon m
(in skin)ride f
vt [+ forehead, brow] → froncer
vi [forehead, brow] → se rider

furrow

n (Agr) → Furche f; (Hort: for flowers etc) → Rinne f; (on brow) → Runzel f; (on sea) → Furche f
vt fieldpflügen; browrunzeln; (worries etc)furchen; (boats) seaFurchen ziehen in (+dat); the old man’s furrowed browdie zerfurchte Stirn des alten Mannes

furrow

[ˈfʌrəʊ]
1. n (Agr) → solco; (on forehead) → solco, ruga
2. vt (forehead, brow) → segnare di rughe, solcare

furrow

(ˈfarəu) , ((American) ˈfə:-) noun
1. a line cut into the earth by a plough. The farmer planted potatoes in the furrows.
2. a line in the skin of the face; a wrinkle. The furrows in her forehead made her look older.
verb
to make furrows in. Her face was furrowed with worry.
ˈfurrowed adjective

fur·row

n. surco;
atrioventricular ______ atrioventricular;
digital ______ digital;
gluteal ______ gluteal.
References in classic literature ?
This shot that you see," added the scout, kicking the harmless iron with his foot, "has plowed the 'arth in its road from the fort, and we shall hunt for the furrow it has made, when all other signs may fail.
To picture the great potato-planting machine, drawn by four horses, or an electric motor, ploughing the furrow, cutting and dropping and covering the potatoes, and planting a score of acres a day
The mill which had worked them down, was the mill that grinds young people old; the children had ancient faces and grave voices; and upon them, and upon the grown faces, and ploughed into every furrow of age and coming up afresh, was the sigh, Hunger.
He talks of the higher quality of his work, as if the higher quality of it were of his own making--as if it gave him a right to work less for his neighbor than his neighbor works for him--as if the ploughman could not do better without him than he without the ploughman--as if the value of the most celebrated pictures has not been questioned more than that of any straight furrow in the arable world--as if it did not take an apprenticeship of as many years to train the hand and eye of a mason or blacksmith as of an artist--as if, in short, the fellow were a god, as canting brain worshippers have for years past been assuring him he is.
His brows knit together into a wedgelike furrow, and with a twitch of pain he bit his underlip.
It has one horn about a cubit long which is solid, but has a furrow from the base to the tip.
And the first thing I have got to say is, that for my own part I hold my master Don Quixote to be stark mad, though sometimes he says things that, to my mind, and indeed everybody's that listens to him, are so wise, and run in such a straight furrow, that Satan himself could not have said them better; but for all that, really, and beyond all question, it's my firm belief he is cracked.
Sadness reigned upon that brow, and slipped its yellowing tints into the depths of each furrow.
Clytoneus came in first by a long way; he left every one else behind him by the length of the furrow that a couple of mules can plough in a fallow field.
The men took positions behind a curv- ing line of rifle pits that had been turned up, like a large furrow, along the line of woods.
They gazed at one another, and fancied that each fleeting moment snatched away a charm, and left a deepening furrow where none had been before.
His occupation was that of a farmer; but he left his plough in the furrow at the news of Lexington battle.