Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to furrowed: furrowed tongue


 (fûr′ō, fŭr′ō)
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
1. To make long, narrow, shallow trenches in; plow.
2. To form grooves or deep wrinkles in.
To become furrowed or wrinkled.

[Middle English forwe, from Old English furh.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.furrowed - having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface; "furrowed fields"; "his furrowed face lit by a warming smile"
unfurrowed - not marked with shallow depressions or furrows; "an unfurrowed field"; "unfurrowed cheeks"
مُقَطَّب الجَبين
hrukkaîur; plægîur


[ˈfʌrəʊd] ADJ with furrowed browcon ceño fruncido


[ˈfʌrəʊd] adjcorrucciato/a


(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.
to make furrows in. Her face was furrowed with worry.
ˈfurrowed adjective
References in classic literature ?
It was so feeble and inconsistent a culmination to the beautiful scenery they had passed through, so hopeless and imbecile a conclusion to the preparation of that long picturesque journey, with its glimpses of sylvan and pastoral glades and canyons, that, as the coach swept down the last incline, and the remorseless monotony of the dead level spread out before them, furrowed by ditches and indented by pits, under cover of shielding their cheeks from the impalpable dust that rose beneath the plunging wheels, they buried their faces in their handkerchiefs, to hide a few half-hysterical tears.
It pained, and at the same time amused me, to behold the terrors that attended my advent, to see a furrowed cheek, weather-beaten by half a century of storm, turn ashy pale at the glance of so harmless an individual as myself; to detect, as one or another addressed me, the tremor of a voice which, in long-past days, had been wont to bellow through a speaking-trumpet, hoarsely enough to frighten Boreas himself to silence.
She had Roman features and a double chin, disappearing into a throat like a pillar: these features appeared to me not only inflated and darkened, but even furrowed with pride; and the chin was sustained by the same principle, in a position of almost preternatural erectness.
Then, I saw that his head was furrowed and bald, and that the long iron-grey hair grew only on its sides.
A mortal pallor covered those features, which he had known so charming and so gentle, and sorrow had furrowed them with pitiless lines and traced dark and unspeakably sad shadows under her eyes.
Immense cracks furrowed the walls of the house, which was built on three sides of a square.
She was a good woman, dressed with bourgeois simplicity in keeping with her wan face furrowed by grief.
For three months, during which a day seemed an age, the Abraham Lincoln furrowed all the waters of the Northern Pacific, running at whales, making sharp deviations from her course, veering suddenly from one tack to another, stopping suddenly, putting on steam, and backing ever and anon at the risk of deranging her machinery, and not one point of the Japanese or American coast was left unexplored.