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plow

also plough  (plou)
n.
1. A farm implement consisting of a strong blade at the end of a beam, usually hitched to a draft team or motor vehicle and used for breaking up soil and cutting furrows in preparation for sowing.
2. An implement or machine designed to move earth, snow, or other material by means of a strong blade.
3. Plow See Big Dipper.
v. plowed, plow·ing, plows also ploughed or plough·ing or ploughs
v.tr.
1.
a. To break and turn over (earth) with a plow.
b. To form (a furrow, for example) with a plow.
c. To form furrows in with a plow: plow a field.
d. To form wrinkles or creases in: His forehead was plowed with lines of stress.
2.
a. To move or clear (snow, for example) by means of a plow.
b. To clear (an area) of snow or other material by means of a plow.
3. To make or form with driving force: I plowed my way through the crowd.
4. To progress through (water): plow the high seas.
5. Vulgar Slang To have intercourse with (another). Used of a man.
v.intr.
1. To break and turn up earth with a plow.
2. To move or clear material such as snow with a plow.
3. To admit of plowing: Rocky earth plows poorly.
4. To move or progress with driving force: The ball carrier plowed through the defensive line.
5. To proceed laboriously; plod: plowed through the backlog of work.
Phrasal Verbs:
plow back
To reinvest (earnings or profits) in one's business.
plow in
To block or isolate by plowing snow across ways of egress.
plow into Informal
1. To strike with force: The van plowed into the hydrant.
2. To begin to eat (food) with eagerness.
plow under
1. To turn or force (crops or manure, for example) into the soil with a plow.
2. To overwhelm, as with burdens: was plowed under with work.

[Middle English plough, plouw, from Old English plōh, plōg, plow, plowland.]

plow′a·ble adj.
plow′er n.

plow

(plaʊ)
n, vb
(Agriculture) the usual US spelling of plough
ˈplower n

plow

(plaʊ)

n.
1. an agricultural implement used for cutting, lifting, turning over, and partly pulverizing soil.
2. any of various implements resembling or suggesting this, as a contrivance for clearing away snow from a road or track.
3. (cap.) Astron. the Big Dipper.
v.t.
4. to turn up (soil) with a plow.
5. to make (a furrow) with a plow.
6. to tear up, cut into, or make furrows or grooves in (a surface) with or as if with a plow (often fol. by up): The tornado plowed up an acre of trees.
7. to clear by the use of a plow, esp. a snowplow.
8. to reinvest or reuse (usu. fol. by back): to plow profits back into new equipment.
9. (of a ship, animal, etc.)
a. to cleave the surface of (the water).
b. to make (a way) or follow (a course) in this manner: plowing an easterly course.
v.i.
10. to till the soil or work with a plow.
11. to take plowing in a specified way.
12. to move forcefully through something in the manner of a plow (often fol. by through, along, etc.): to plow through a crowd.
13. to proceed laboriously (often fol. by through).
[before 1100; Middle English plouh, plough(e), Old English plōh; c. German Pflug]
plow′a•ble, adj.
plow′er, n.

plow

  • acre - Old English aecer, now acre, was originally the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plow in a day; the Old English word came from Latin ager, "fertile field," and became acre, which first meant any field.
  • plow - Borrowed from Old Norse plogr.
  • snow berm - A ridge of snow graded up by a plow.
  • hale - A handle of a plow or wheelbarrow.

plow


Past participle: plowed
Gerund: plowing

Imperative
plow
plow
Present
I plow
you plow
he/she/it plows
we plow
you plow
they plow
Preterite
I plowed
you plowed
he/she/it plowed
we plowed
you plowed
they plowed
Present Continuous
I am plowing
you are plowing
he/she/it is plowing
we are plowing
you are plowing
they are plowing
Present Perfect
I have plowed
you have plowed
he/she/it has plowed
we have plowed
you have plowed
they have plowed
Past Continuous
I was plowing
you were plowing
he/she/it was plowing
we were plowing
you were plowing
they were plowing
Past Perfect
I had plowed
you had plowed
he/she/it had plowed
we had plowed
you had plowed
they had plowed
Future
I will plow
you will plow
he/she/it will plow
we will plow
you will plow
they will plow
Future Perfect
I will have plowed
you will have plowed
he/she/it will have plowed
we will have plowed
you will have plowed
they will have plowed
Future Continuous
I will be plowing
you will be plowing
he/she/it will be plowing
we will be plowing
you will be plowing
they will be plowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been plowing
you have been plowing
he/she/it has been plowing
we have been plowing
you have been plowing
they have been plowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been plowing
you will have been plowing
he/she/it will have been plowing
we will have been plowing
you will have been plowing
they will have been plowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been plowing
you had been plowing
he/she/it had been plowing
we had been plowing
you had been plowing
they had been plowing
Conditional
I would plow
you would plow
he/she/it would plow
we would plow
you would plow
they would plow
Past Conditional
I would have plowed
you would have plowed
he/she/it would have plowed
we would have plowed
you would have plowed
they would have plowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plow - a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowingplow - a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
bull tongue - a heavy plow with a single wide blade; used chiefly in cotton fields
moldboard plow, mouldboard plough - plow that has a moldboard
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
Verb1.plow - to break and turn over earth especially with a plowplow - to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
till - work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation; "till the soil"
ridge - plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
disk, harrow - draw a harrow over (land)
2.plow - act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
broach, initiate - bring up a topic for discussion
theologise, theologize - treat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character
discourse, discuss, talk about - to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The author talks about the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover - include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"
3.plow - move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil; "The ship plowed through the water"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"

plow

verb
To spade or dig (soil) to bring the undersoil to the surface:
Translations
oratpluh
pløjeplov
aurakyntää
oratiplug
耕す
쟁기(땅을) 쟁기로 갈다
oratiplug
plogploga
ไถคันไถ
bừacái bừa

plough

(American) plow (plau) noun
a type of farm tool pulled through the top layer of the soil to turn it over.
verb
1. to turn over (the earth) with such a tool. The farmer was ploughing (in) a field.
2. to travel with difficulty, force a way etc. The ship ploughed through the rough sea; I've all this work to plough through.
3. to crash. The lorry ploughed into the back of a bus.

plow

مِحْرَاث, يَحْرُث orat, pluh pløje, plov Pflug, pflügen άροτρο, οργώνω arado, arar aura, kyntää charrue, labourer orati, plug arare, aratro 耕す, 鋤 쟁기, (땅을) 쟁기로 갈다 ploeg, ploegen plog, pløye pług, zaorać arado, arar пахать, плуг plog, ploga ไถ, คันไถ pulluk, tarla sürmek bừa, cái bừa
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